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Saint-Ouen neighborhood

This spring, I'll be staying at the Cafe Hotel de l'Avenir at the junction of Rue Charles Schmidt and Ave Gabriel Peri for awhile. It's a bit north of the Paris Peripherique, just above Mont Martre. I figure to get into town via the #13 metro. Has anyone had experience staying in that area? Did you encounter any problems? Do you know of any good cafes around there? Thank you.

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There's nothing wrong with the area. The only problem with Metro 13 is that you'll need to make a change or two to get to the east side of the center of town.

It's not much of a café area., There's a McDonalds around there somewhere close to the intersection and a place to get a beer right across the road. If you walk south on Peri and go under the peripherique to Blvd Ney, there's a bunch of cafes and the all time Greek kabob joint run by a couple of Italian guys.

Montmartre is a good half hour walk to the south - - something close to a couple of miles.

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Thanks, Ed. Walking is not a problem for me. I'll be there awhile, so I figured to just walk around the city at leisure, check out cafés, and different parts of the city; statuary, architecture, mademoiselles, things like that.