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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  • Clothing, jewellery, art, restaurants and other businesses, if you look pretty much in relation to Asian culture and more specifically Chinese, the 13th is with Belleville, the place to go. Perfectly assimilated to Parisians, the Chinese have been able to give a good reputation to this part of Paris. The first one that comes to mind when talking about the 13th arrondissement is "Chinatown". I really like this Borough for the life that animates it, but also for the many small parks that you can find there. Moreover, this is also where we find the BNF.
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  • Known for its China town and restaurants as well as Vietnamese, and a few very good traditional French restaurants. The area is away from the tourist areas, but very well connected by metro. There are...  more »
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