Information about the 13th arrondissement of Paris:
The 13th arrondissement of Paris is one of the 20 arrondissements (administrative districts) of the capital city of France.
Situated on the Left Bank of the River Seine, it is home to Paris’s main Chinatown, which is located in the southeast of the arrondissement in an area that contains many high-rise apartment buildings. The current mayor is Jerome Coumet (Socialist), who was re-elected by the arrondissement council on 29 March 2008 after the list which he headed gained 70% of the votes cast in the second round of the French municipal elections, 2008.
The 13th arrondissement also hosts the Bibliotheque François Mitterrand and the newly built business district of Paris Rive Gauche.
The thirteenth 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. Although not usually recognised as a natural drawcard for tourists, the 13th nonetheless does hold several attractions of interest to the traveller that include the recently-completed Bibliotheque 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 (or even the) biggest in Europe
Places of interest
- 6 Villa des Gobelins (Residence of Ho Chí Minh from July 1919 to July 192)
- Paris’s main Chinatown(Also locally called la petite Asie “Little Asia”)
- University of Chicago Center Paris (Text Source: Wikitravel)
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