The July column (designed in 1835 byJean-Antoine Alavoine and embellished in 1839 by Joseph-Louis Duc) soars up in the middle of the Bastille (symbol of the 1830 French Revolution and the public liberties). Very next to it, you can admire the Opera Bastille, which hosts the most renowned and beautiful operas and ballets of the world. Its uncluttered style contrasts with the neighborhood high-boiling night life, both sides are very interesting to explore!
The Saint-Martin canal unfolds its mysteries between the 10th area’s buildings. It is a 3 miles walk from the Villette pond to the Seine. Let yourself get caught by the Eiffel stylish footbridge reflecting in the water, the cortege of locks and the bohemian spirit of this location. Initally created by Napoleon Bonaparte to supply the capital with water, the canal is now one of the hippest Parisian places.
Embodying the Parisian youth and social actions, the République is a famous meeting point place between the 3rd, 10th and 11th area of Paris. Full of skateboarders, high ideals partisans and more recently people willing to pay tribute to the victims of January and November attacks, the movement never stops over there.
The most ancient place of Paris, whose archways hide art galleries and THE Berthillon ice-creams, is listed historical momument since 1954. This beautiful location whitnessed the lives of the most famous French writers: Victor Hugo, Théophile Gautier, Madame de Sévigné or Alphonse Daudet. It is a place to dream, one of those where time stops, having a walk in the middle of the Louis XII square.
The most ancient covered Parisian market – created in 1615 by 2 Louis XIII’s war commissioners – hides many colors and odorant fresh products you cannot miss when you go to Paris. Just get lost and give yourself a treat at The Stand : a delicious vegan/gluten free street food place!