‘It’s a half-mile of magic’: Elaine Sciolino on rue des Martyrs, Paris

September 3, 2016

The former New York Times correspondent loves this sloping street and its 200 small businesses so much she’s written a whole book about it

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People ask me, “Why did you write a whole book about a single street?” I tell them rue des Martyrs is not just any street. You won’t find it in most guidebooks, but believe me, it’s a half-mile of magic. About a mile north-east of Place de l’Opéra and half a mile south of the Sacré-Coeur basilica, rue des Martyrs cuts through the formerly working-class ninth and 18th arrondissements. It lacks the grandeur of the Champs-Élysées and the elegance of Boulevard Saint-Germain, but its activity is concentrated: it’s home to nearly 200 small shops and restaurants.

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