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Arrondissement 11, history and night-life

arrondissement 11The Arrondissement 11 of Paris is the one where you have to go when you want to know everything about France independence. In addition, it is perfect if you are looking for Parisian night-life!

Arrondissement 11 is famous for its cafés, concert houses and music hall. When you go there you can choose among Nouveau Casino, Café de la Dance, Espace Christan Dente, Zébre de Belleville, the Reservoir, the Pop in, the Bataclan and much more. Everyone has its own peculiarity and in everyone, you can see a very different show.

The eleventh arrondissement of Paris is not only about entertainment. Here, you can find lots of historic architectures and important streets where you can take a walk. 

One of these is rue Oberkampf!

Arrondissement 11, history and literature characters

When you go to arrondissement 11 you can see the Colonne de Juillet if you go to Bastille. There, there is the 52 meters tall monument to the victims of the revolution. It is one of the most loved places of Paris from the Parisians. In Bastille, you can also see the Opera, a majestic building that celebrates the revolution.

In Bastille, there aren’t only monuments about revolution. There you can visit the house of Victor Hugo, one of the most important literature characters! If you would like to know more about the personalities that lived this district, just go in Rue la Roquette and Rue de Lappe and breathe the very peculiar atmosphere of these streets. You will find out why this was one of the most loved area for the most sensitive people.

If you love entertainment history, go to the Cirque d’Hiver! It is at 110 rue Amelot, between rue des Filles Calvaires and rue Amelot. It is one of the main circus and dressage places. Plus, it was a concert house too. Today you can still see lots of shows!

Arrondissement 11, districts, main streets, and metro stations

The districts of arrondissement 11 are Quartier de la Folie-Méricourt, Saint-Ambroise, la Roquette, Sainte-Marguerite. I truly recommend going to Place de la Bastille, Place de la République and rue du Faubourg Saint-Antoine. As you can read above, I also recommend going to rue Oberkampf, where you can meet lots of students and young people.

Arrondissement 11 metro stations are referred to as characters of the intellectual Parisian life. Alexandre Dumas, Voltaire, Père Lachaise, Philippe Auguste. Then there are Avron, Bastille, Belleville, Bréguet – Sabin, Charonne, Chemin Vert, Couronnes. You can also get off at Faidherbe – Chaligny, Filles du Calvaire, Goncourt, Ledru – Rollin. Others are Ménilmontant, Nation, Oberkampf, Parmentier. Plus, there are République, Richar – Lenoir, Rue des Boulets, Rue Saint – Maur. Maybe some useful metro stations are also Saint-Ambroise and Saint Sébastien – Froissart.

Find out which transports pass is the best for you. 

Category: Arrondissements