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"The 11th and 12th Arrondissements" Arrondissements - Sections of Paris Tip by Lady_Mystique

  Opera de la Bastille
by Lady_Mystique

Favorite thing: The continuing gentrification of the 11th and 12th during recent years has created... thriving areas with an energetic cafe and nightlife in the trendy Bastille and Faubourg St. Antoine neighborhoods.

The somewhat controversial Opera de la Bastille opened in 1989, the bicentennial of the French Revolution.

The Viaduc des Arts, once a railroad viaduct, now contains artisans' workshops and boutiques; the elevated Promenade Plantee overhead offers strollers and joggers a green space above the fumes of daily traffic.
Development in the 12th resulted in the Parc de Bercy.

Other neighborhoods in the 11th and 12th include Charonne (also in the 20th), Reuilly Diderot, and Nations, and beyond the Blvd. Peripherique lies the Bois de Vincennes with its Chateau and lakes.

I will be renting an apartment in this arrondissement next spring so I will offer much more information about this area (and, of course, Paris in general), stay tuned.

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Aug 31, 2006
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