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Further to my query re the 10th arrond being safe.Is this a good street?


Nov 25th, 2006, 02:15 PM
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Further to my query re the 10th arrond being safe.Is this a good street?

The address of the apartment we are now looking at is Boulevard de Magenta (Southern end of the boulevard).

So according to my calculations it is on the eastern side of Bd Strasbourg - actually quite close to the 3rd arrond and lots of public transport nearby.

AND she doesn't charge extra for Thanksgiving week!

The owner seems very nice and by and large most of you seemed quite happy with the 10th. I'm also starting to think that because it is more working class than tourist our nearby restaurants etc will be much cheaper than in the main stream areas of say the 5th/6th.

Would you all agree?
Many thanks for your input.
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Nov 25th, 2006, 02:58 PM
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Stormbird-as you can probably tell, not everyone is going to agree about a particular location-however, to describe the 10th as primarily "working class" is not a description I would totally agree with-given all the new ateliers and restaurants that have sprung up in this area as a result of it being deemed the new hip "boho" scene (the Marais used to have this title, but it seems to have gone to the 10th arr. as of now).

I think you'll love the area-I believe your closest metro to Blvd. Magenta is Gate de l'Est, however, just head east from Magenta and you'll be right around the Canal St. Martin, which is a pedestrian area on the weekends, and as I said on your other post, is filled with trendy shops and picturesque dining along the Canal.

Plus, you should be able to walk to the Marais from that location, with all its interesting shops and vibrant atmosphere. And you are absolutely right about restaurant dining-the brasserie dining in the 10th is quite a bit less than what you'd pay for a comparable meal in the Latin Quarter-I really enjoyed dining in this area, because the establishments were not wall to wall tourists, but an interesting local bohemian mix.
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Nov 25th, 2006, 03:29 PM
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The southern end of blvd de Magenta meets up at Place de la Republique, which has extensive transportation connections. If you're not quite that 'south' there is another metro stop between Republique and Gare de l'est - Jacques Bensergent.

The nearby canal does make a nice walk, especially if you come to the bridge where the boats have to go thru a lock system.

Another interesting 'monument' would be the Porte St Denis and and also Porte St Martin, which are situated on Blvd St Denis, each side of Blvd Sebastopol.

From there, it's a short walk to the top of rue Montorgueil, a nice pedestrian market street. At the end of it is Eglise St Eustache.






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