The discreet 11th arrondissement of Paris

Place de la République, Paris

This district is located on the Right-Bank of the river Seine and divided in 4 main neighborhoods: Folie-Méricourt, Saint-Ambroise, Roquette and Sainte-Marguerite.

It’s one of the least touristy areas of Paris even if it covers many historical areas like Place de la Bastille or Place de la République. Some people consider it to be a little village inside of the city, perfect for families, others see it as a “bobo and trendy” place to enjoy the nice markets, grocery stores, clubs and bars.

It’s definitely a place modeled on Paris: a multifaceted arrondissement.

Historical Squares

The squares located in Paris’ 11th arrondissement are symbols of the people’s revolutionary soul.

These monuments represent the values and pride of the nation, making them a must-see during your stay.

The July Column commemorating the three glorious days of 1830’s french revolution, is located in Place de la Bastille.

Place de la Bastille, Paris

The 31 feet bronze statue of Marianne surrounded by the allegories of liberty, equality and fraternity is located in Place de la République.

Finally, The triumph of the Republic representing the republic on a tank pulled by two lions along with the liberty genius leading the tank, the blacksmith representing work as well as the allegories of justice and abundance is located in Place de la Nation.

Protests, demonstrations and the Storming of the Bastille’s celebration take place close to these squares throughout the year.

Sunday brunch

Paris’ 11th arrondissement is known as the “foody area” offering many choices for restaurants, bars, grocery stores and markets.

This is where we recommend that you have a Sunday brunch, because you won’t have to break the bank and you have get to choose between many different types of cuisine! Since we enjoy giving you some tips and addresses, we thought of making a little list just for you:

  • Chez Justine: subdued lights, piano, chic and cosy atmosphere are the perfect terms to depict this beautiful address located in 96 rue Oberkampf in Paris’ 11th arrondissement. Opened for brunch on the week-ends from 11.30 am to 5.30 pm.
  • Le Bottleshop: If you like the Anglo-Saxon touch then this is going to become your favorite restaurant! This convivial place is opened everyday from 12pm to 2 am and offers many delicious options for a hearty meal and unlimited hot beverages. If you like Bagels, fish cakes, burritos and eggs, then 5 rue trousseau, 75011 Paris is what you are looking for.
  • Bloom: for the local specialties’ lovers. Located in 126 avenue Parmentier, 75011 Paris, this is the place to go if you enjoy homemade meals and fresh products. This stunning sunbathed restaurant will certainly become an addiction if you try it out once. Opened at 11.30am — 3pm from Monday to Friday and 11 am to 4pm during the week-end.

Living like a Parisian

Settling down in Paris’ 11th arrondissement is the perfect way to embrace the locals’ lifestyle. This area is enchanting because of its simplicity, beautiful history and for its many entertaining spots. Whether you are a loner, a family or a couple, you can’t go wrong with this arrondissement which is also one of the best-served of the entire city.

If living a peaceful and chill kind of life sounds appealing to you then don’t hesitate to check out our range of furnished rentals in Paris’ 11th arrondissement. Whether you are looking for a studio, a several bedrooms’ apartment, a duplex, a triplex or a loft, many choices are waiting for you on our website!

For Edith Piaf’s lovers

You will be excited to hear that there is a Museum totally dedicated to the famous singer located 5 rue Crespin-du-Gast, 75011 Paris, created by Bernard Marchois who wrote her biography.

If her heartfelt songs found their way to your soul and memories then this is a place you definitely need to visit at least once. Her pictures, letters, musical scores, sculptures, paintings, clothes and many more are waiting for you in this inspiring and touching museum.

Edith Piaf Museum

We hope you enjoyed reading this post about Paris’ 11th arrondissement, for further information, tips and good addresses, don’t hesitate to visit our blog about Paris!


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