L’Hotel du Nord

canal saint martin paris


L’Hôtel du Nord

Leaving the pretty banks of the Canal St Martin behind you, push back the red velvet drapes, to discover a zinc bar, black and white flagged flooring and tiled murals on the walls.

L’Hôtel du Nord has a rich and wonderful past.

Hotel du Nord - restaurant

When L’Hôtel du Nord first opened in 1885 as a restaurant and hotel, it had a bit of a reputation of being somewhat of a flea bag place.

Later, in the 1930’s, director, Marcel  Carné made a film in the hotel, adapted from Eugène Dabit’s novel. The movie was a great success and put Hôtel du Nord on the map.

In 1993, l’Hôtel du Nord was saved from demolition, renovated, listed as a historical building and once again became a charming hotel.

The current owners took ownership in 2005, where they carefully and sympathetically renovated the interior. Opening up the tiny hotel into a spacious modern restaurant  but still keeping the historical charm.

Hotel du Nord - bar



This wonderful restaurant is full of ambience, has a great welcoming feel and the staff are helpful and friendly.

They serve delicious, tasty, simple food, which is very reasonably priced.

Hotel du Nord - duck & polenta

Last time I was there I had the most creamiest polenta I have ever experienced, whipped into a fluffy, smooth comforting winter dish with succulent duck and a demi-glaze sauce on the side.

Simply wonderful.

My friend had their burger and fries, which she said was also delicious.

Personally, I don’t get that excited about a burger but she is French and knows her food, so we will have to take her word for it!

Hotel du Nord - wall mural
Hotel du Nord - floor detail

There is so much more to discover in this fabulous restaurant but if I give away everything, there will be no surprises.

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Paris Adèle’s Information Nécessaire:

L’Hotel du Nord
Canal St Martin
102, quai de Jemmapes
75010 Paris
Telephone: 01 40 40 78 78
Take a look at their great website.
Opening Hours
9.00am – 1.30am
12 noon – 3pm &
8pm – 12am

Nearest Metro :  Republique


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