Response from Joane:
Her description of the quarter is without nuance.
The 10th arrondissement is pleasant. My apartment is just 10 minutes walk from the Canal St Martin, its tree-lined paths, its cafés & cinemas...She didn't take the time to discover the neighborood.
The street where I live is quiet (very little traffic). A quiter still appartment (top floor, discreet neighbors), whose calm all my guests particularly appreciate, being a luxury in central Paris.
Cleanliness of the street : the same imperfections as most parisian streets, and free of homeless, who can nevertheless be found at the main entry to the Gare du Nord station. This can be avoided by taking the side entrance/exit closest to the appartment. The station provides fast and easy transport to all areas of Paris.