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Exploring St. Martin

When the sun comes out in Paris, people come out as well to soak it up. A few weeks ago I picked Canal St. Martin (an area I don’t know well at all) as my area of exploration during warm weather. I was met with a vibrant, artsy area, filled with little cafés and lots of street art. Click through to read about my tips about exploring St. Martin, you absolutely must see it if you are ever in Paris!

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    • Arrive with a picnic, and eat it on the banks of the canal.
    • Or, wander up the little side streets and sit in a cafe. There’s a Mexican place I want to try, and one of my favorite brunch spots Holybelly is right nearby.

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    • Don’t miss the water flowing in and out to let the boats through! Younger me thought it was one of the coolest things she had ever seen, just watching the water pour in like that.

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    • Hold on to your bag. Theft is common around here, as it’s quite a touristy area. But don’t let this scare you off, just be careful! :)

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  • Take in the colorful street art (it’s literally all over, just keep your eyes peeled for it), and photograph the bright storefront of Antoine & Lili.

Have you ever visited Canal St. Martin in Paris? I ended up loving this area for the reasons above, but also because it reminded me of Amsterdam. That, and it’s some water in Paris other than the Seine!

Julia

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  • Holding on to my bag is a reflex after all the traveling experiences I’ve had. Never again haha. :]

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    • Julia

      Oh I’m so sorry you’ve had something bad happen to you!! I try to never forget that we learn from all of our experiences :)

      Thanks for reading! xx Julia

  • Chloe Sterk

    Lovely pictures :) Looks great :)X

    • Julia

      Thanks girl, and thanks for reading! xx Julia

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  • Yasmin Wilnis

    ahhh it looks so peaceful, hope to visit Paris this summer and will definitely take this location in account! oh and just wanted to let you know that I’ve nominated you for the Liebster Award. You run a beautiful blog and your content is always inspiring and way high quality! I wasn’t sure if you’d already been nominated, but here’s the link and more info http://www.yasminwilnis.com/2015/04/23/liebster-award-nomination!

    Thanks for the weekly inspiration from Paris!

    Yasmin x
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    • Julia

      AHHH thank you, I haven’t before and it means the world! Thank you for the support :)

      Lots of love, Julia

  • I used to hang out here a lot when I lived in Paris. It’s such a beautiful area in the summer!

    • Julia

      Yay, happy to hear from another honorary Parisian! I’m sure it is, can’t wait to soak up more sun there in the future. :)

      Thanks for reading! xx Julia

  • Tracy

    Beautiful pics, I can never have enough of Paris!

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  • emi

    dreamy, dreamy, dreamy. thanks for the trip to paris today through these! :)

    xo welltraveledwife.com

    • Julia

      Of course, that’s my goal!

      Thanks for reading. :) xx Julia

  • I’ll keep it in mind! I think I’ll never have enough of Paris :)

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  • Ah it looks lovely! I will have to go this way next time i’m in Paris. I love all the people sunning themselves by the canal! xx

    Jasmin Charlotte

    • Julia

      Yes, the French love working on their tans ASAP! :) You must stop by :)

      Thanks for reading! xx Julia

  • Csenge Orban

    Thank you for these Paris tips, I immediately book marked this post! I’m going to Paris probably this summer, I have been dreaming of this city for years and now I’m finally going to visit the city of love!

    I can’t believe it, I’m so excited :) Kisses from Hungary xo

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    • Julia

      I am so happy for you and wishing you the absolute best for your trip! I have a whole page filled with Paris posts and advice, you can check it out under the Paris category.

      Best of luck, and thanks for reading! xx Julia

  • templeofbeauty

    Great post and tips. I love St Martin, it’s such a great area in Paris.

    xx Z&G
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