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melinda



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2007 2:13 pm    Post subject: Canal St Martin??? Reply with quote

I am going to Paris in early May to visit my daughter....I've never been to the Canal St martin area and would like to do that this time.....any suggestions for places to eat in that area?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2007 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, more than you can shake a fork at! If a view of the canal is a must then you can have lunch at Sésame or Chez Prune. I love Le Verre Volé and I like Et dans mon coeur il y a..., but the area that's on the rise is actually a few steps from the Canal itself, closer to the Goncourt metro station, where Ploum, Le Chateaubriand, and Urbane are.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2007 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you just want to have a drink and watch canal-side life go by, I can also recommend L'Atmosphere and Le Jemmapes (both of which, on warm days, will put your drink in a take-away plastic cup so you can go sit on the quai). There are also a couple of ethnic restaurants worth trying - Le Cambodge (within view of the canal) and Chez Dom (a funky Caribbean place in rue Sambre-et-Meuse, actually closer to place du Colonel Fabien).
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2007 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

merci mille fois
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 12:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

my signature on non food forums is:
I try to be the kind of person my dog thinks I am

to the O.P. there are also canal tours
www.pariscanal.com
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 1:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

melinda & cigalechanta--both of you must have fine fine loved doggies!
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

not to get off the "paris" theme......I do have an 18 year old poodle mix (a "faux-poo"? or "demi-poo"?) and a 15 year old mini dachshund, who are now getting homemade people grade food due to pet food recall.....yes, they have a good life and they make me very happy in return (not to discriminate....also have 3 cats....one pictured in my avatar was dumped on the road near my house when she was 5 weeks
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2007 1:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are wonderful canal cruises
www.pariscanal.fr
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2007 1:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sorry, tht should be www.pariscanal.com
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2007 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would second the canal trip; but imho, since after the 3rd lock it starts to get a bit tedious, make sure you start at the Musée d'Orsay, from which you won't get to a lock until after the trip along the Seine proper and the canal-tunnel under the Pl. de la Bastille (very cool). At that point, the trip up the Canal St. Martin through the various locks will feel like a leisurely finale.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2007 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes, i think I'd rather walk than ride, but am actually having second thoughts anyway due to the homeless tents, etc in the area....doesn't sound too safe for me & my daughter
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