As you already know, once a month, I will let one of my Parisian friends share his or her best tip for you! The article will be sent through my weekly newsletter the first Sunday of each month. This month my friend Céline will tell you more about her favourite Parisian street : the « Rue Saint-Blaise ».

Firstly tell me more about you Céline ?

I am Celine, originally from Marne la Vallée, near Paris. I have lived in Paris for almost 10 years now and I am still amazed when discovering new streets or cute areas like the one I will share with you. Paris is a place with so many surprises 😉 What else ? I work for a linguistic travel company in sales and management. I love travelling abroad and discovering new cultures. My passion ? I am a salsa dancer and love all kinds of dances. And I recently started Yoga.

Which tip would you like to share with « Pop In Paname »?

I would like to share with you a  cute area that I discovered a few months ago. It is in the 20th « arrondissement » of Paris. It is « Rue Saint-Blaise », a pedestrian street which was in the old Village of Charonne. This street offers a true haven of peace and quiet. The paved street has many restaurants, bars and a nice church at the end. The bell tower of the Church of Charrone was built in the 13th century. There are art galeries in the street, if you are interested in Street art, you will love it 😉 Also, you will find a hat shop which sells « panamas », the famous hats from Equador. You don’t expect to find those hats in this place. «  Rue Saint Blaise » is like a small village and we are clearly not in a Parisian street. It is more like a small village in the countryside. So it is very surprising ! I love that place. The light at sunset time is just incredible and you can take very nice pictures.

A last tip for « Pop in Paname » to better enjoy your tip?

Take your camera and go there early in the morning to catch the nice lights and enjoy a coffee on one of the terraces. Or go there in the evening for a sunset over the church and have dinner in the restaurant at the top of the street, in front of the Church : «  Blaise et Basile ». The waiters are friendly, you can enjoy the terrace and the food is delicious.

Enjoy the tip !

Thank you for sharing Céline 🙂