Lots of restaurants and cafes close in August, which can make it tricky to find somewhere to eat and drink if you’re visiting the city, or one of the few locals (i.e. me) to remain. I’ve made it my mission to hunt down some of the best restaurants and cafés that will be open this… …read more

Come with me on a tour of five Paris spots that I’ve experienced first in the movies, then in real life, to find out if they live up to their cinematic claims to fame. …read more

Once an industrial hub, the Canal Saint-Martin area is now one of the trendiest, most dynamic quartiers in the city, with creative restaurants, fun fashion, and bars bursting with boisterous crowds. …read more

Squats in Paris have evolved a great deal since the French revolution and even more particularly during the 1970s-80s counterculture era. Today we are seeing an increase in a new breed of squats, which are active participants in the city’s cultural and social landscape bringing dynamic community oriented activities from concerts to art exhibits and… …read more

Sandwiched between coffee shop Ten Belles and florist Bleuet Coquelicot, Mrythe is one of the Canal Saint Martin’s newest tenants. In addition to serving sandwiches, salads and gluten-free pastries, they offer a selection of take-away apéro baskets that demand to be eaten canal-side. …read more

One bar that will let us hold onto our summer memories is Copper Bay, where the ease of the South of France has been brought to the City of Light. This sunny, nautically-designed spot in the 10th arrondissement provides a respite for those for whom vacation wasn’t quite long enough. …read more

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Modeled on a Japanese izakaya bar, Cartel is Canal St-Martin’s latest opening. For their second project, the team behind Marais bistro Mère Fille have teamed up with chef Sourasack ‘Sou’ Phongphet who rustles up an array of light tapas ‘japonisante’ that burst with flavour and freshness. …read more

Every Sunday the city of Paris inhales deeply, taking a break to live life at a different rhythm and wander the cobbled streets. The 15th century canals in Paris’ 19th arrondissement, Canal St-Martin and Canal De l’Ourqc, are a great areas to slowly drift into the relaxing weekend beat. …read more

Behind a street art mural along Canal Saint Martin hides Paris’ best-kept secret — “Ghetto Museum” Le Comptoir General. This multi-purpose treasure trove celebrates Franco-african culture through music, film, fashion, and dance, and has a steady following among in-the-know Parisians and expats. …read more

Café Le Poutch may be new to the scene at Canal Saint Martin, but it’s already made 13, rue Lucien Sampaix its own. With a good soundtrack, free wifi, and a delicious menu, the café makes an excellent choice for a lunch, an afternoon with a word document, or a coffee date. …read more

While talking with Parisian-Indian chef Sanjee of Bollywood Kitchen, a quite yummy restaurant in the 17ème arrondissement, she confirmed her frustration at the lack of good all-round Indian restaurants in the French capital. However, among the not-so-great restaurants, there are four that have held her attention (and palate), which she warmly shares with us. …read more

Although fabulous French food abounds in Paris, too many steak tartares and croque monsieurs can leave you yearning for something different. To rescue you from the Paris-Brasserie slump is this little gem of a japanese spot right on the canal, Petit Usagi. We can’t wait to grab one of these bento boxes and linger over… …read more

It’s not often that good deeds and good eats collide. Think about it: when was the last time you went out to dinner in Paris and accomplished anything other than making yourself ridiculously happy? Come on people, this selfishness has got to stop! Fortunately, La Rotisserie Sainte Marthe cooperative is here to help Parisians eat… …read more