5 Décembre 2016
The hotel immortalised in the 1930s in Marcel Carné’s film of the same name (though that was shot in a studio) is now a bistro and bar, with suitably film-tinged décor – there are movie lights and old photos on the wall. Stick to more traditional-sounding dishes rather than occasional exotic fantasies, but occasional culinary failings are made up for by the prime location overlooking the Canal St-Martin . It’s particularly pleasant for Sunday lunch, when the quaysides are closed to traffic and Parisians pile in for brunch or bistro classics. It’s also an all-day café, where you can stop for tea or a glass of wine, play chess in the salon or browse books in the library.
Address: 102 quai de Jemmapes, 75010 Contact: 0033 1 40 40 78 78; hoteldunord.org Getting there: Metro Jacques-Bonsargent Opening times: restaurant: Mon-Sat, noon-3pm, 8pm-11pm; Sun, noon-4pm, 8pm-11pm. Café: daily, 9am-2am Price: set-price lunch menu from €13.50; dinner around €35 Payment type: credit cards accepted Cuisine: French Reservations: not necessary