Eleventh Arrondissement of Paris

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The Eleventh Arrondissement of Paris has become over the last two decades a trendy place to go with its popular districts of Faubourg Saint-Antoine and Oberkampf.


A few words about the 11th arrondissement

The Eleventh arrondissement of Paris (le onzième arrondissement) is situated on the right bank of River Seine between the three major Parisian squares of Place de la République, Place de la Bastille and Place de la Nation. The district covers an area of 3.67 km2 with a population of 154,647 (2011 census).

To the west of the district the tree-lined Boulevard Richard-Lenoir, connects the vicinity of Place de la République to Place de la Bastille. With its large markets and children’s playgrounds, it was built above the Canal Saint-Martin.

Rue du Faubourg Saint Antoine and the Oberkampf district have become trendy and popular places for nightlife with galleries, fashionable cafés, restaurants, and night clubs.


Main places of interest in the 11th arrondissement

The 11th arrondissement does not have as many tourist attractions as in the central arrondissements of Paris. However there are a few noteworthy monuments and sites to discover:

  • the Cirque d’Hiver
  • the tree-lined boulevard Richard Lenoir.
  • the Place de la Bastille
  • the Place de la République
  • the Place de la Nation
  • the Porte Saint-Martin
  • the church of Saint-Ambroise
  • the church of Sainte-Marguerite

  • Our pages on the 11th ARRONDISSEMENT


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    Pierre is a French/Australian who is passionate about France and its culture. He grew up in France and Germany and has also lived in Australia and England. In 2014 he moved back to Europe from Sydney with his wife and daughter to be closer to their families and to France. He has a background teaching French and holds a Master of Translating and Interpreting English-French with the degree of Master of International Relations and a degree of Economics and Management.

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