n Paris 13, 5 minutes from metro 6 Gobelins and 10 minutes from metro PLACE OF ITALY (direct to the TOUR EIFFEL!), Is this charming 2 rooms any comfort (1 room + 1 stay), + 15 m2, on the 1st floor of a building with elevator and caretaker. Equipped kitchen, bathroom, TV + Internet, close to the famous street Mouffetard! .Guest Access
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- The apartment is located just 5 minutes from the metro Gobelins, right in the center of Paris!
Close to all shops, restaurants, leisure, tourist attractions, etc.The Neighborhood
A little history :
The 13th arrondissement of Paris is one of the twenty arrondissements of Paris. It is located on the left bank of the Seine. It is surrounded by the 14th arrondissement to the west and the 5th arrondissement to the north. To the south, it communicates, beyond the peripheral boulevard, with the communes of Val-de-Marne, from west to east Gentilly, Le Kremlin-Bicêtre and Ivry-sur-Seine. The Seine borders the arrondissement to the east, separating it from the 12th arrondissement and the right bank.
The 13th arrondissement is a former working-class neighborhood. Today, it is best known for its Asian quarter, the Butte-aux-Cailles district and for the establishment in the 1990s of the Bibliothèque nationale de France on the banks of the Seine. Due to the presence of numerous towers and newly built apartment buildings, the borough has an original urban design in the capital, which is currently expressed in the Paris Rive Gauche project.
In addition to the Tolbiac site of the Bibliothèque nationale de France, the Bibliothèque François-Mitterrand, the Austerlitz railway station, the Gobelins factory and the Pitié-Salpêtrière hospital.
The 13th arrondissement was created after the extension of Paris in 1860 by integrating parts of the former 12th arrondissement, Gentilly and Ivry. A first numbering scheme had to allocate number 13 to the current 16th arrondissement, but it was rejected because of the expression "They were married at the 13th mayor's office", which meant "living in concubinage", so off Good agreements The distribution of districts from left to right and from top to bottom was therefore abandoned for the current scheme, the spiral form.
The new buildings of the Paris Rive Gauche district.
The districts of the 13th arrondissement have witnessed some major technological advances. Pilâtre de Rozier and the Marquis d'Arlandes landed on the Butte-aux-Cailles during the first human flight in aerostat. In 1891, Panhard and Levassor created the first automobile factory near the door of Ivry.
During the nineteenth century and part of the twentieth century, the 13th arrondissement experienced a strong industrial activity, with, for example, the presence of the Lombart chocolate factory, the Say factories or SUDAC, a factory producing compressed air used in The networks of the Paris conurbation. The rue de la Glacière had carpentry, a tannery, electrical, radiological, precision mechanics, locksmith workshops, a brewery (Lutèce beer), which reused old quarry slots in the neighborhood. Formerly known as the "Gentilly" road, it extended to the center of Gentilly (where a "rue de la Glacière" still exists), before the erection of the city walls in 1843, being the main thoroughfare of This "northern" extension called "Le Petit Gentilly". Roughly, it bordered partly the Bievre which, overflowing the winter, allowed to recover the ice of these temporary ponds, where one could also skate; The ice was kept until late summer in wells protected by thick layers of textile and vegetable insulation. The first town hall of the new 13th arrondissement would have been on this street, in a rather handsome building opposite the old Rue Maurice-Mayer, which had disappeared during the renovation of Islet XIII and which was demolished a few years later With the islet Bièvre [ref. necessary].
Master Mikonosuke Kawashi Shi-Han, the introducer of judo in Europe around 1937, had his dojo boulevard Blanqui, at 109. A large number of black belts were formed there (all this area was demolished for the renovation of the " Islet Bièvre).
The part of the district situated to the south of the Place d'Italie was undergoing a profound transformation in the second half of the twentieth century. Before the Second World War, the city Jeanne d'Arc (rue Jeanne-d'Arc) is partly rebuilt. Other insalubrious blocks are being renovated: block No. 13 (Auguste-Blanqui Blvd., rue de la Santé, Victor-Marchand passage, rue de la Glacière on the same side, from 1955), block No. 4 (around Place Nationale), Bièvre block (Boulevard Blanqui), rue Vergniaud, part of rue Wurtz, rue de la Glacière partly on the odd side and the one between rue d'Alesia and rue Boutin. A few rare old buildings still remain, but the last bars built in the 1960s largely blocked the view of these houses. Their construction took place between 1964 and 1968.
The most important operation, however, was Operation Italy 13. Inspired by Le Corbusier's urban theories, it had to reshape an area from La Butte aux Cailles to Rue Nationale and Boulevard Vincent-Auriol to the Porte d 'Italy. It left in the 13th more than thirty towers of a hundred meters of height, Especially the quarter on the Olympiad. This operation was interrupted in the mid-1970s. At the site planned for the Apogée tower was built from 1988 a real estate complex surmounted by a kind of mast or multicolored bell tower, whose famous audiovisual complex Grand Screen Italy makes An integral part, following a decision of the Paris Council which the 13th arrondissement of a leading cultural equipment. The Olympiads The high-rise of the Olympiades Towards the first Vietnamese refugees arrived in the borough. They began to settle in the towers opposite the Georges Carpentier stadium, on Boulevard Masséna (where the tram runs). The Olympiads are already largely occupied by many homes, including many painters and sculptors. Other waves of refugees or immigrants from South-East Asia, mostly Cambodians and Laotians, then from China, have transformed part of the southern part of the district into a real Asian neighborhood, relatively open to the city, unlike some Other Chinatowns around the world. New major works were undertaken in the eastern part of the arrondissement from the 1990s with the construction of the Bibliothèque nationale de France and the vast new district of Paris Rive Gauche. It is still one of the biggest shipyards in France. In the old right-of-way of the facilities of the shipments / receipts of the goods for the station of Austerlitz, there is a hall occupied last by the Sernam. This large hall, called Freyssinet Hall, is constructed of prestressed concrete, the work of the engineer Eugène Freyssinet. Preserved, it served as a venue for exhibitions and events before being converted into a digital incubator for an opening scheduled for 2016.Getting Around
Metro 7 GOBELINS is 5 minutes walk from the apartment and Metro 6 PLACE D'ITALIE is 10 minutes walk from the apartment.
There are also buses 27, 83 and 47.
Bus 27 goes to Luxembourg, St Michel to the Louvre, then Palais Royal, Opéra Garnier and finally the Department Stores
The 83 goes to the Invalides
The 47 goes to the Asian quarter and in the other direction to the Pompidou centerOther Things to Note
A NOTER : Terrasse fleurie dans laquelle vous pouvez prendre vos repas, elle est abritée en cas d'intempéries.