The 18th arrondissement in Paris is so much more than the Sacré Coeur! From the arty 104 to the delicious Marché Olive, the Town Hall has been investing money in previously run-down areas and encouraging the creation of vibrant cultural communities. Say hello to the Halle Pajol…
|photo from here|
|This is what the Halle Pajol used to look like|
Inside the Halle Pajol is Paris’ largest youth hostel, Yves Robert: eco-friendly, solar and plant powered. It seems to be having a few teething problems, but is still good value for money, although the area can be off-putting for solo travellers.
There is also a bar-restaurant, an American bakery, shops, spaces for community events and workshops, and the large Vaclav Havel library (below). The video for the library does a good job of also showing what the entire space is like.
Address: the Halle Pjaol is located all the way down the Esplanade Nathalie Sarraute,75018
Metro: Max Dormoy