Hidden from even the most adventurous tourists, and even Parisians who somehow don’t know this truly hidden enclave, Place Sainte-Marthe is the epicenter of activist cool. (Can I please Speak to The Manager of the English Language? Can we have another suitable word for ‘cool’, please… I’m trying to ~write~ here…—KW) It’s where locals are too busy protesting something to keep even their own shops open. If you happen upon this quarter, do check out uber-cool (there we go again!) spots like La Sardine, Crêperie Armorix, Le Renard, Le Dixième Degré and Le Galopin. If they deign be open.