Steps away from where passengers disembark the Eurostar trains from London lies one of the citys hippest neighbourhoods, full of exciting new restaurants, bars and shops
Guide to Paris Gare du Nord: where to stay, eat and drink
Tuesday marked the 20-year anniversary of the Eurostar service, which has ferried more than 145 million passengers between London, Paris and Brussels. The French capital has changed immensely in the past two decades, with several down-at-heel areas being reinvented as hip neighbourhoods full of exciting new bars and shops.
The latest hotspot is in a micro quartier right near Gare du Nord, home of Pariss Eurostar terminal. This formerly nondescript hood, wedged between the international station and the Marais, covering the streets between Cadet and Château dEau metro stations, has long threatened hipness thanks to cheap rents and an influx of creative types. But a recent gastro glut has sealed the deal.