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12th Arrondissement

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  • Excellent33%
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  • Average21%
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  • Terrible2%
Aug 13, 2018
“Trains and Abandoned Tracks”
Aug 10, 2018
“Not advisable”
Situated on the right bank of the River Seine, the district has been significantly reorganized in recent decades, especially in the areas of Cour Saint-Émilion and Bercy, which now contain the French Ministry of Finances and the Bercy arena. The...more
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Reviewed August 13, 2018

Lots of trains in the 12th. You'll find the Gare D'Lyon and all the tracks leading away from it. And then the Pomenade Plantee, an elevated park built along the tracks of the old railroad from Bastille out to the suburbs. Don't forget the beautiful...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Thomas V
Reviewed August 10, 2018

I was told by a friend to roam around here and we took his advice. We do like to walk around and encounter discoveries. However, it was not really a touristy place and we aren’t into opera so we stayed for a few hours and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Daniel A
Reviewed June 8, 2018

An absolute treat to enjoy at this time of year - the pink rose columns are at their very best just now. The maintenance of the walkway is good, and the variety of views, landscaping, and community engagement is a great advert for Paris, away...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank malcsaville
Reviewed March 31, 2017

Best feature of the twelfth is the Promenade Plantee...plus the Viaduct des Arts underneath. And then there's Bercy Park. Not a tourist area, but this is where Parisians live. Lots of parks.

Date of experience: November 2016
3  Thank Thomas V
Reviewed December 29, 2016

We stayed at a 2 floor apartment in the 12th district in Paris in September 2013. Although further from the sights, we really enjoyed our stay here. The metro was 5 minutes from us. The monoprix was near too, maybe 15 minutes. There was the...More

Date of experience: September 2016
2  Thank mariedesjardins
Reviewed May 8, 2016

The 12th Arrondissement, one of the 20 Paris administrative districts, covers about 6.3 square miles on the Right Bank. About two-thirds of the area, however, is filled by the huge Bois de Vincennes on the eastern side of both the Arrondissement and Paris. I sometimes...More

Date of experience: March 2016
13  Thank Rumples
Reviewed October 20, 2015

On a casual trip to Paris you'll likely visit the Place de la Bastille and perhaps the new Opera Bastille, but that's just the tip of the iceberg of the 12th. Further on are the apartment homes of the locals, shops, stores and restaurants. Not...More

Date of experience: November 2014
1  Thank David B L
Reviewed June 7, 2015

Place and Opera de la Bastille, the Promenade Plantée, the Palais OmniSport de Bercy, the parc de Bercy, the Place de la Nation, the gare de Lyon and the West entrance of the Bois de Vincennes are significant assets of this arrondissement, although it is...More

Date of experience: April 2015
4  Thank sipivu
Reviewed February 8, 2015

The 12th Arrondissement is a district on the eastern side of Paris. Home to the Bois de Vincennes, the Opera de la Bastille as well as the Bercy arena stadium. It is worth visiting - not quite on the beaten path.

Date of experience: January 2015
1  Thank Ibadanboy
Reviewed October 4, 2014

While tourist Paris has been hopping, the 12e. ("Reuilly") has been quietly revitalizing and evolving over the last 25 years into a safe, peaceful, non-touristy middle/upper middle class bo-bo (both bohemian and bourgeois) mixed use residential and business district. It has its fair share of...More

Date of experience: May 2014
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