It is largely known for the Gare du Nord and Gare de l’Est, but the 10th arrondissement is more than a transport hub. Like the two stations, the 10th is a mixture of two extremes, part quiet suburb in the Faubourg part of the area and part industrial centre between Porte Saint-Denis and Porte Saint-Martin Quarter.
The neighbourhood is separated into four quarters. Quartier Saint-Vincent-de-Paul is one of its richest ones. Quartier de la Porte Saint-Denis is more commercial and industrial. Quartier de la Porte Saint-Martin is a mix of residential and commerce. Finally, the Quartier de l’Hôpital Saint-Louis is quaint and quiet, famous for the Canal Saint-Martin, where trendy bistros and art studios have greatly contributed to the neighbourhood’s increasing popularity.
The 10th arrondissement is in close proximity to the 11th, where the popular nightlife spots of Place de la République and Place de la Bastille are based. This means the 10th benefits from fantastic nightlife without being too close to it. Every night the bars and restaurants are filled with artists and a thriving media and creative community. Living in the 10th allows locals to be close to the excitement, but not live within the boisterous fun, which can easily go into the late hours.
The revival of the area, which happened with the help of a younger and artistic crowd, has allowed the 10e arrondissement properties to increase in value and to skyrocket the rental market. A 10th arrondissement property for sale is now a perfect property investment in Paris. In terms of the commercial property market, properties are becoming more rare and more exclusive.
One to two bedroom apartments in the Quartier Saint-Vincent-de-Paul or in one of the streets nearby the Saint-Martin canal start in the range of €600,000. They can quickly escalade past €1,100,000 depending on size and location.
In the more “rural” parts of the neighbourhood, a typical Paris property can be found between €300,000 and €500,000.
GET - a table somewhere in the Passage Brady, a great spot to find a cuisine that is different than the classic French bistro. The street is brimming with family-run Indian, Bangladeshi and Pakistani restaurants.
DO - visit a hidden gem of the city, le Musée de l'Éventail. A museum featuring over 800 fans dating back to the 17th century, displayed in a room dating back to 1867.
SEE - the 10th arrondissement’s charming neighbourhood of Quartier de L’Hôpital Saint-Louis, surrounding the Saint-Martin canal. Small boutiques and bistros are starting to open up and the area is fun to visit on weekends.