My (Part-Time) Paris Life Series—The Locations

Episode One

du pains3

THE LOCATION: This episode featured Du Pains et des Idées, one of the top bakeries in Paris in the Canal St. Martin District. The bakery dates from the 19th century, and baker Christophe Vasseur changed little about it when he bought the location for his award-winning bakery. Du Pains et des Idées, 34 Rue Yves Toudic, Paris 75010

canal district2THE DISTRICT: Canal St. Martin is a vibrant, rapidly gentrifying neighborhood in Paris’s 10th arrondissement. Learn more with these links: The Canal’s History; District OverviewWhere to eat

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Episode Two

inside pierre sang

THE LOCATION: Pierre Sang on Gambey is chef Pierre Sang’s second restaurant, which gives a nod to his Korean roots. It’s located on Rue Gambey, just around the corner from his first restaurant, Pierre Sang on Oberkampf. Pierre Sang on Gambey, 6 Rue Gambey, Paris 75011

oberkampf districtTHE DISTRICT: The Oberkampf/Parmentier area is well known for its nightlife and locals-only vibe. More affordable than many other districts in Paris, it’s a favorite for young people and creatives. Learn more with this area guide and discover some trendy bars to visit in this famous party zone.

Episode Three

le pure

THE LOCATION: Artist Geoffrey Guillin likes to sketch in Le Pure Cafe, a local favorite in our neighborhood. The staff are nice, the food is decent, and it’s full of old Paris charm. Le Pure Cafe, 14 Rue Jean Macé, Paris 75011


THE DISTRICT: This is the neighborhood I call home. A friendly, unpretentious village, it’s largely considered one of the last patches of real Paris. Read more about the Bastille/Aligre District: Local secrets 

Episode Four

la resistance

THE LOCATION: La Resistance was just many of the location used for this episode whose star is the district itself. This tiny cocktail bar was chosen because it is one of the few bars in the Marais that has remained a bar, even as it changed ownership, while many have been transformed into high-end clothing retailers, which are taking over the district. La Resistance is more than the name of this bar, it’s a sentiment: “We will preserve the soul of our neighborhood!” La Resistance, 16 rue Sainte Croix de la Bretonnerie, Paris 75004


THE DISTRICT: Le Marais, which spans the 3rd and 4th arrondissements, is the oldest part of Paris with some of the most historic buildings. In the last few years, many local small businesses have been pushed out by high rents, making way for corporate chain stores, which many complain kill the heart and soul of the district by turning it into a big shopping mall for tourists. Read more about the Marais, here: An overview; Some history; The Jewish Quarter

All photos this page: ©Nomadic Frames

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