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This corner of the 11th arrondissement – young, fun and gritty – has more than its share of cool. How does it compare with Pigalle, the other Right Bank bastion of cool? Pigalle has more movie stars, prettier architecture, and more potential Michelin-starred chefs; Oberkampf has the edge on fashion models, photographers and hip wine bars. Speaking of the latter, check out La Pharmacie (22 rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud; www.lapharmacie.net) which is just a few steps away from these neighboring hotels. If it’s too cute for you, walk around the corner. Brouilly beckons on every block around here.
Open since 2009, the Gabriel claims to be the first ‘detox’ hotel in Paris, although several other establishments cashed in on the “Bio-Zen” movement at the same time…
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