12th Arrondissement, Paris

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The 12th arrondissement of Paris is one of the 20 arrondissements of the capital city of France.
Situated on the right bank of the River Seine, the district has been significantly reorganized in recent decades, especially in the areas of Cour Saint-Émilion and Bercy, which now contain the French Ministry of Finances and the Bercy arena.
The 12th arrondissement contains the Opéra de la Bastille, the second largest opera house in Paris. It was inaugurated in 1989, on the 200th anniversary of the storming of the Bastille. The Bois de Vincennes is also located in this arrondissement.
The land area of this arrondissement is 16.324 km2 (6.303 sq. miles, or 4,034 acres), two-thirds of which consists of the Bois de Vincennes park. Excluding the Bois de Vincennes, its land area is 6.377 km2 (2.462 sq. miles, or 1,576 acres).
The peak of population of Paris's 12th arrondissement occurred in 1962 and was followed by three decades of decline. Recently, however, the population has begun to grow again, since the restructuring of the 1990s. As of the last census, in 1999, the population was 136,591 inhabitants. The same census showed that the 12th arrondissement, heavily involved in business activity, contained 112,336 jobs, mainly around the new district of Bercy.
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  • I liked it because during my walk the view was pretty because I could see the cruise ships along the bercy wharf but also the barge restaurants located opposite, on the platforms of the station and the pier François Mauriac of the 13th arrondissement.
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  • This time, we entered Paris from The Osterlitz Station in the 13th arrondissement from Bourges. I think this station building is probably a historical building. It is the most beautiful station building in Paris. The decoration in some places is stylish, too. However, the scenery of the Seine in the 13th arrondissement is not good.
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