Canal Saint Martin has been on our Paris bucket list for some time already. Recently my Parisian colleague confirmed that this gentrifying, 19th century waterway is a great summer hangout.
Namely, in recent years, this shabby-chic area in northeastern Paris started drawing trendy crowds. Iron-footbridges, cosy restaurants, cute shops, and interesting architecture make for a picturesque district in 10th and 19 arrondissements. Once a working class neighborhood, the area is quickly changing into a picturesque and trendy neighborhood as young Parisians move in because of cheaper rents.