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13th Arrondissement Guide

Gobelins: Hidden Treasures

  • St Anne Church
  • Buttes aux Cailles
  • Paris National Library

Outside of one largest Chinatown districts in Europe, the rest of the 13th arr is mostly residential and unchartered. Many visitors opt to explore the winding streets and bright housing atop Buttes aux Cailles ("quail hill"), or spend an afternoon at the Paris National Library.

Getting there

Metro: M7 to Les Gobelins; M5, M6, M7 to Place d'Italie

Walking: Take a 40 minute walk from the center of Paris, along Seine promenade or through the Latin Quarter along Rue Mouffetard.


Paris National Library · Buttes aux Cailles · Chinatown

Aeon's Picks

Des Crêpes et des Cailles: Translating to a caille is a quail, this tiny crêperie is a vestige of tradition in a quickly gentrifying neighborhood.
13 Rue de la Butte aux Cailles

L'Oisive Thé: Intimate tearoom, an ideal respite for a mellow afternoon.
1 Rue Jean-Marie-Jego · loisivethe.com

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