Party Earth Review Traditional Parisian chic in a charming and down-to-earth atmosphere await patrons at La Marine, a swanky yet affordable café ideally situated along a picturesque canal. A favorite lunch and dinner spot with both locals... ... read full review
55 bis, Quai de Valmy
Line 5: Jacques Bonsergent; Line 11: Goncourt
33 01 42 39 69 81
M–F 8am–2am, Sa–Su 9am–2am
Canal St. Martin - 10eme, Paris –
Traditional Parisian chic in a charming and down-to-earth atmosphere await patrons at La Marine, a swanky yet affordable café ideally situated along a picturesque canal.
A favorite lunch and dinner spot with both locals and tourists, the venue offers a varied menu ranging from robust salads and steaks to delicate seasonal tarts and rustic appetizers perfect for soaking up the naturally delightful wines.
Later on, the two small rooms overflow with young professionals and couples, while low-key university students and travelers sidle up to the little zinc bar, which stocks just enough bottles to make an excellent Planter’s Punch.
The biggest draw, of course, is the patio by the canal, where lazy loungers can loll away for hours over coffee and dessert, watching the passers-by and the rippling reflection of the city’s famous lights.
Elegant but laid back, La Marine is a charming option for idlers looking to chill beside the water and experience a true Parisian moment.
Tourists and local grown-ups at meal times, and wandering bands of students and lovers on dates at night, 20s to 30s.
Ambient music. Free Wi-Fi.
Classic French bistro menu including filets of trout and beef bourguignon. Kitchen closes at midnight.
Two-course lunch €14, entrées €15–€22. Beer €4+, wine €4+, cocktails €7+.
Nice casual to dressy: skirts, slacks, blazers.
Friday and Saturday nights in the summer when people flock to the canal and the venue becomes one of the nicest nightspots in Paris.
If dancing is on the night’s agenda, the popular Latin nightclub Favela Chic (18 rue du Faubourg du Temple) is within walking distance.