Things to do Near Gare du Nord Station
Are you staying in a hotel near Gare du Nord, or maybe are you waiting for your train? I agree, Gare du Nord station is not the fanciest place in Paris. But all around, it’s possible to find a lot of nice things to do. Let me show you.
Walk around “Maison Fond”
Just outside Gare du Nord, you will see a strange piece of art. “Maison fond” is an artwork by argentine artist Leandro Erlich. It literally means “house melts”. The artist tries to denounce global warming, showing a typical Haussmannian building melting.
Be terrified at Le Manoir de Paris
If you are fond of creepy stories and horror films, this attraction is truly made for you. It’s the first haunted show of France. You can walk in the frightening atmosphere of the Manoir, while actors will try to scare you!
Address: 18 Rue de Paradis, 75010 Paris.
Taste French food at marché Saint-Quentin
This food market is the perfect place to buy French and bio products. For a walk or for commissions, you’ll enjoy marché Saint-Quentin. There you can also find nice little restaurants but also wine or oyster experiences.
Address: 85 Bis Boulevard de Magenta, 75010 Paris.
Admire the fabrics at marché Saint Pierre
Here is one of the most famous stores in the world for fabrics. If you are fond of sewing, knitting or embroidery, you will find all the stuff you need here! Five floors full of fabrics! It is also a nice place to visit. Seeing the different types of fabrics is impressive: satin, velvet, lace, tulle, etc.
Address: 2 Rue Charles Nodier, 75018 Paris.
Satisfy your passion for cocoa at musée du chocolat
The chocolate museum, also called “Choco Story” is located near Gare du Nord. It really seems like a Willy Wonka Factory… If you want to discover 4000 years of chocolate History, to see chocolate sculptures and clothes, you definitely should visit this museum!
Address: 28 Boulevard de Bonne Nouvelle, 75010 Paris.
Visit Eglise Saint Vincent de Paul
This church is obviously less famous than Notre-Dame cathedral or the Sacré Coeur but visiting it is worth it. It’s like a little secret of Paris. The architecture is wonderful, the church is more impressive on the inside than on the outside.
Address: 5 Rue de Belzunce, 75010 Paris.
Buy candies in the oldest confectionery store of Paris
“A La Mère De Famille” has been confectioning candies and chocolates since 1761. You will quickly recognize the old and vintage facade of the shop. It is the best place to taste French sweet specialties: caramels, nougat, sugared almonds, jelly beans, fruit pastes, calissons etc.
Address: 35 Rue du Faubourg-Montmartre, Paris.
There you go! You now know all the good addresses around Gare du Nord station. Once again, the best ones are about food, architecture and art… Typically Parisian, so!