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From churches to night life, the attractions of arrondissement 11

The arrondissement 11 of Paris is one of the most central areas of the city located on therive droite (i.e. right bank or right side) of the Seine. It is a very large area that includes 4 different districts: the Folie-Méricourt, the Saint-Ambroise, the Roquette and the Sainte-Marguerite district. The main streets are Place de la Bastille, Place de la République and Rue du Faubourg Saint-Antoine.

This arrondissement can be reached from the city centre via Pont de Sully, which crosses both sides of the Seine through the Ile Saint-Louis. The main metro lines that link most of the arrondissement 11 places are the 5, 8 and 9 ones.

In the arrondissement 11 live more than 149 102 people. In addition to being very populated, the neighbourhood is rich of places to enjoy the night life as concert-cafés, music halls and places that host pop and rock concerts. The most famous are the Bataclan, the Nouveau Casino, the Café de la Danse, La Scène Bastille, Le Réservoir, Le Cirque d’Hiver, Le Pop In and the Balajo, which is also famous for being inaugurated in 1935 by Mistinguett, a famous French actress and singer.

Among all the landmarks of the arrondissement 11 stand out the Place da la République, located on the linein common with the arrondissement 3, and the Cirque d’Hiver. Le Cirque d’Hiveris a monument dating back to 1852 that has always been a venue for shows such as circus ones, dressage, concerts and other artistic events. Today it isconsidered a set that is also suitable for the most exclusive fashion shows.

Most of the historical monuments to visit in this arrondissement are churches. The most important are the Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, the Church of Saint-Ambroise, that of Saint-Joseph-des-Nations and the Church of Sainte-Marguerite. The first three are the main ones of each district and although each has its own peculiarity they are all Gothic style. The church of Sainte-Marguerite stands out for its simple style that recalls classic, almost primordial architectural style.

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