If you want to get to know Paris like a true Parisian, head to the Canal Saint-Martin area. Close to the Place de la République, behind the Gare de l'Est, this district is a unique enclave, a village in the midst of the big city, colourful and rich in style! Stroll freely as the fancy takes you in this intriguing neighbourhood and soak up its warm and trendy atmosphere.


The Canal Saint-Martin, at the heart of fashion

Colourful facades, trendy fashionistas, popular cafes and inviting terraces - that's what characterises the banks of the Canal Saint-Martin in Paris. If you’re feeling peckish, talented artisans abound and you can visit excellent bakeries and cheese shops to satisfy your appetite. What’s more, the Canal Saint-Martin district is also a favourite place for street art, and several beautiful frescoes will attract your attention. Don’t forget to look up, take a close look at the walls and search out all the little urban art details that add to the charm of this fashionable and fascinating part of Paris.


Canal Saint Martin


The Canal Saint-Martin is the perfect picnic and aperitif spot

As the day draws to a close you’ll see the neighbourhood locals wander quietly to the banks of the canal, either alone, as a couple or with friends, to enjoy an aperitif in the late afternoon light. Stick around and join in with this nightly summer ritual, partake of the magical and friendly atmosphere, and get chatting to your canal-side companions. Whether for a drink or a leisurely picnic, the banks of this historic waterway are a rendezvous for all manner of creatives, artists, students and other trendy Parisians, a friendly crowd with whom you will love to mix. Sit back and soak up the village atmosphere as the sun sets.


The Hotel L'Interlude, your favourite haven in Paris

Plan an absolutely perfect stay in Paris for yourself and your loved ones by booking a room at the Hotel L'Interlude. Conveniently located in the very central 12th arrondissement, close to the Place de la Bastille, the banks of the Seine and the Gare de Lyon, our charming hotel welcomes you to its delightful setting, where you can make yourself comfortable amidst the pleasant and colourful decor. The rooms are spacious, quiet, bright and designed with your comfort in mind. The hotel is situated on an island of tranquillity in the midst of an otherwise lively district where you’ll find many small brasseries and a good selection of restaurants. As our hotel is within easy reach of various public transport options, you will find that travelling anywhere in the city is no problem at all. The three-star Hotel L'Interlude offers you the serenity you need in the evening, away from the hustle and bustle of the city.