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13th Arrondissement

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Situated on the Left Bank of the River Seine, it is home to Paris's principal Asian community, the Quartier Asiatique, located in the southeast of the arrondissement in an area that contains many high-rise apartment buildings. The neighborhood...more
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots to see here, all off the beaten path. The charming neighborhood of Butte Aux Cailles has been discovered, good for a stroll. Check out Les Olympiads, a forest of high rise apartments that constitute one of Paris' Chinatowns. Then there is the new town...More

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed August 10, 2018

We went on some tours and they started from this district. We walked around Place de Italie. This district looked so different than the rest of Paris. It didn’t have the historical feel and seemed like a regular modern city. It’s not for tourist so...More

Thank Daniel A
Reviewed August 9, 2018

So far, the 13 arrondissement was one of the very few Paris arrondissements that had almost no sight of interest. Parisians and travelers came for Asian restaurants in Chinatown on Avenue de Choisy and Avenue d’Ivry. That was it. Now look around as you ride...More

Thank gillespradere
Reviewed April 25, 2018 via mobile

The 13th Arrondissement or district is home to a large Asian community with many Chinese and Vietnamese restaurants. Excellent area to come and eat.

3  Thank rayrest
Reviewed March 17, 2018

Love this area of Paris - it's cheaper than the central areas for accommodation and food but it's really up and coming as more and more apartment blocks are updated and it becomes a more popular area. Everything you'd expect from Chinatown

5  Thank MarciaM1940
Reviewed January 21, 2018

During our visit to Paris, we stayed on the 13th Arrondissement near Bibliotheque Francois-Mitterand. Modern and stylish buildings, shops and cinemas, shopping and restaurants, all is there along the Seine. Less congested than the Center of Paris, yet not so far from everything. In addition,...More

4  Thank BrotherYo
Reviewed January 9, 2018

We lived in the 13th for 6 weeks. I must say that I never got really comfortable with the area. Most of the district was bulldozed back in the 1960's for high rise apartments for an influx of asians comming to the city, hence it...More

7  Thank Mikeatsea03242
Reviewed December 23, 2017 via mobile

The 13th Arrondissement was visited regularly by us during our stay in Paris due to its proximity to our hotel at Place d’Italie. There’s plenty of restaurants and cafes to grab a bite to eat, a nice shopping centre and markets a few times a...More

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Reviewed November 18, 2017 via mobile

This arrondissement is towards the south of the city. Not as historic and looks like an average modern district

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Reviewed April 2, 2017

On a March 2017 trip to Paris, I learned of murals that have been fairly recently painted on various buildings throughout the 13th Arrondissement. The mayor of the 13th -- Jerome Coumet -- has been the force behind the creation of some 28 colorful works...More

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Place d'Italie / Quartier Asiatique
Far off the beaten path, this part of Paris is a
forgotten gem worth exploring. Avenue d’Ivry houses
Europe's largest Chinatown with great Asian
supermarkets and shops, and a thrilling atmosphere
around Chinese New Year. Place d’Italie impresses
onlookers as soon as they set their eyes on it. Not
far, around La Butte aux Cailles, the streets suddenly
imitate provincial France and you’ll feel like you’ve
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April 3, 2018|
Response from titiaura |
In the evening, u can go to "Chez Mamane" to take a drink and to eat a good couscous. The place is very friendly.
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Chelsea A
August 25, 2016|
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On the boulevard Auguste Blanqui (place d'Italie station or Corvisart station)
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