A residential and friendly area which is not short of "air"
Located in esatern Paris on the right bank of the River Seine, the Belair – Picpus neighborhood is part of the 12th arrondissement. Bounded by the neighborhoods of Charonne and Bercy and the Bois de Vincennes, it has many shops and is well served by public transport.
Family friendly, the Belair neighborhood - Picpus has many attractions including the castle of Bois de Vincennes and the tropical aquarium. Well endowed with shops, the area also contains beautiful typically Parisian buildings and small galleries. The Père-Lachaise is also located nearby.
From the Coulée Verte to the Père Lachaise Cemetary, enjoy the nature of the 12th
As a lively and very cosmopolitan area, the Bel Air - Picpus neighborhood offers many advantages: the Bois de Vincennes which is located next door, the largest green space in Paris. Very popular with local people and tourists in search of relaxations and activities, it includes extensive tree-lined fairways, lakes, a Tibetan temple, the Parc Floral de Paris, sporting courses, a pagoda and a castle.
Bel Air - Picpus, it is also small charming plazas and shops where you can stock up on all kinds of fresh and organic products. There are also chic retro look bistros, art galleries and numerous French and foreign restaurants. Nearby, the Place de la Bastille and Nation welcome throughout the year of concerts, shows and sporting events. The Belair neighborhood - Picpus attractions include the Palace and the Tropical Aquarium of the Golden Gate, located avenue Daumesnil, where you can enjoy all kinds of fish and crocodiles. Other highly tourist attractions, the Père-Lachaise is located north of the area while the Bibliothèque Nationale de France is located just on the other side of the Seine. The Coulée verte, meanwhile, is a former railroad track converted into a promenade and dotted with gardens.
The Bel Air neighborhood - Picpus is served by metro lines 2, 5, 6, 8 and 9 as well as the RER (lines A and D). The Gare de Lyon and Gare de Bercy are also nearby.