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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  • This paris area is located 15 blocks away from the Luxembourg Gardens, and you can reach Tolbiac Station or Corvisart Station by Metro. It is a quiet and untouristy area, which we visit looking for the Shop Les Abeilles (21 Rue de la Butte aux Cailles; 4 blocks from Corvisart Station), which is a shop specialized in products derived from the hives, with prepared and friendly staff. With a very wide and good selection of honeys, and where you will also find honey soaps and beeswax candles. Highly recommended¡
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  • The walk on the quays is pretty to do as there are plenty of restaurant boats on the station platform and the François Mauriac wharf
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