Up until recently, the only reason people passed through Porte de Clignancourt, on the outskirts of the 18th arrondissement, was for the famous Marché aux puces antique market in St. Ouen. The creation of The abandoned train station overlooking the gardens is now home to the neighborhood’s newest addition, Often based on the theme of recycling, to which its name pays homage, recent events focused on subjects like DIY cosmetics creation, repairing household appliances, and birdhouse making. An eclectic food menu ranges from foreign (Finnish-inspired fare, couscous, etc.) to traditional French (beef tartare), with cocktails (7 euro), beer (6 euro a pint) and bulk natural wine (3.50 a glass, 16 euro a bottle) from the 18th’s own Ordering is done at the bar, making it easy to enjoy a leisurely self-service evening, either in the spacious dining room or on the picnic tables scattered around the platforms opposite the community garden. Le REcyclerie promises many things to come, including a chicken coop, a shop, and an urban garden. Exciting upcoming projects such as these make La REcyclerie, which is quickly becoming a popular spot to eat, drink, and upcycle, an address to keep an eye on. La REcyclerie – 83 boulevard Ornano, 75018 Paris. Tel: +33 (0)1 42 57 58 49
Written by Emily Dilling for the HiP Paris Blog. Images by Isabel Miller-Bottome. Looking for a fabulous vacation rental in Paris, London, Provence, or Tuscany? Check out Haven in Paris.