Posted by: vlibrizzi | August 23, 2009

Strolling Along the Canal St. Martin a.k.a. Paris…we’re ba-ack!



We flew back to France on Thursday, took two days of rest in Fontainebleau in an attempt to get over our jet-lag (I don’t remember it being so bad the last time we flew over here!), and today, we ventured back into Paris. 





Determined to check out every neighborhood that the city has to offer (a really dauting task since the town has hundreds of cute neighborhoods—we’ll see how we do on that goal!), we took the metro to a new part of town—the area around the Canal St. Martin.

It is truly a great neighborhood, and on a bright sunny Sunday, the place was almost idyllic. There were people sitting along the canal chatting or reading books, or browsing in the shops that were (shockingly!) open, or slowly sipping on their coffe in a cafe….

It’s great to be back!


We joined the Parisians around the Canal St. Martin by grabbing a coffee at a cafe, strolling along the canal, and then stopping at a cute wine bar called La Patache for a light French dinner. 

Over our  glasses of French wine, and dinner of charcuterie, terrine de canard, and warm French bread, C. looked at me and admitted, “I feel sorry that I was cheating on Paris, thinking that Barcelona was my favorite city. Who was I kidding? Barcelona, or any city we’ve been to, doesn’t hold a candle to this place.”



I wholeheartedly agree.


  1. Aw, that’s just because you guys didn’t visit Copenhagen 😉

    Kidding. Sort of.

    Anyhow, I’m glad you’re back, and can’t wait to see you when I’m there. I’ve been wanting to see the Canal St. Martin neighborhood – it looks really pretty.

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