13th Arrondissement, Paris

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The 13th arrondissement of central Paris is primarily a residential and business district in the south-eastern part of the French capital, lying on the Left Bank of the river Seine. It holds several attractions of interest to the traveller that include the recently-completed Bibliothèque Nationale de France (National Library), now part of a major new development of the Paris Rive Gauche district, the second large-scale urbanism project inside the city of Paris. To the west of the PRG along avenue de Tolbiac is the first of these urbanism projects, Les Olympiades, with its raised esplanade and the latest of the Paris Meteor (high-speed metro) stops, Les Olympiades. The southern part of the arrondissement is the "China town" of Paris, one of the biggest in Europe. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Paris holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the 13th Arrondissement and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • June 28, 2017
    An area of Paris that is a little outside of greater tourism. The area has many hotels and restaurants, be less sought after, have more affordable prices. Dominated by the Place d'Italie. Served by lines 5 .6, 7 and 10 of the subway.
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  • June 19, 2017
    This neighborhood is composed of former villages which have been incorporated into the capital in its expansion. You'll find neighborhoods residential goshawks of parks of various sizes, some almost hidden, as they are well supported residential! That is a contrast between the calm and the bustle of traffic. This neighborhood is decorated as needed, with the buildings of the time. Working-class or middle-class, houses buildings former hlm, residences with balcony, buildings at the top of a freight station (completely ignored as it is obscured by surface), Mall under glass bubble... It's the contrast of the architectures. The place of Italy is the hub of many subway lines, on the surface, many lines of bus, on the edge, RER lines and tram. All boroughs do not have such a mesh to move at low cost. It is a cashed, street area of the banks below, near the François Mitterrand library, to the mound at the quail, you can put your cycling experience to the test out of the main streets. Legs of steel recommended!
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  • April 30, 2017
    It is within this building where I find the best soup. On the map the special with a little beer and all for a quite decent price go Park at the Tang 2 hours free parking if you buy for €10... The store where everything to fill your bag. Enjoy your meal
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Each of the city’s 20 arrondissements, or districts, has a personality all its own. If you prefer high-end accommodations and to be in the middle of the action, look for lodging in the 1st through the 4th arrondissements. For more affordable lodging and access to major metro lines, try the 12th. The Oberkampf area of the 11th arrondissement has an edgier, more hip vibe. For easy access to tourist sites,  the 16th is within a stone’s throw of the Arc de Triomph and the Eiffel Tower, and the 17th is within walking distance to the Champs-Elysées. Avoid the 18th, 19th, and 20th, because these can be dangerous, especially if you’re not familiar with the city.
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