Near Bastille and the faubourg Saint-Antoine, the Aligre market is well appreciated by all inhabitants of the 12th arrondissement. The southern part of the neighborhood has been largely modernized with the creation of Bercy Village and the cour Saint-Emilion. This area of Paris is ideal if you are looking for a Paris apartment rental, close to shops, restaurants and cafes.
This neighborhood also offers lots of greenery with the Bercy park, the Coulee verte and the Bois de Vincennes.
Organize your holidays in the 12th district of Paris
Many green spaces
The 12th arrondissement of Paris, located southeast on the right bank of the Seine, is characterized by its green spaces, including the Bois de Vincennes and the Promenade planted, particularly appreciated by 145.000 inhabitants and passing visitors.
On Place de la Bastille, the Opera Bastille, a must-see cultural monument, replaced the prison.
While remaining a mostly residential district, home to two of the 12th arrondissement's main stations in Paris, Gare de Lyon and Bercy and many hospitals.
Enjoy your stay
What to do when you stay in the 12th district of Paris? Visit the twelfth is first of all an opportunity to experience a sometimes overlooked face of the capital, turn "green" through its numerous parks, gardens and green spaces.
The majority of them is in fact 12 in Paris! In addition to the 14-hectare Parc de Bercy, the twelfth includes part of the Bois de Vincennes which, together with its 9.95 km2, the largest green space in the capital.
With 4 lakes and a zoo, you can go for a walk, especially for families visiting the 12th district.
You stay in the twelfth and find an unusual ride? Take the famous Coulée Verte René Dumont or Promenade Plantée, built on a former railway path from Place de la Bastille.
The Bassin de l'Arsenal, a former commercial port linking the Canal Saint-Martin to the River Seine which became a pleasant little harbor, is also worth visiting.
Extend the enjoyment outdooors with a dinner at the Train Bleue, a historic restaurant in Gare de Lyon, while attending a Théâtre du Soleil or Carolyn Carlson show at the Cartoucherie , a former weapon factory located in the Parc de Vincennes... unless you may want to watch a movie at the Cinematheque.