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Discover the Gare Paris district - Paris 13

The neighbourhood of La Gare Paris, the 50th administrative district of the city of Paris, is located on the Seine banks in the 13th arrondissement of the capital. It is bounded to the north by Boulevard Vincent-Auriol, to the south by Boulevard Masséna, to the east by the Seine and to the west by Rue Nationale and Rue de Clisson.

Quartier de la Gare - Paris 13


La Gare Paris, which was created in 1860, is the largest district of Paris with its 304 hectares. Mainly known to Parisians for its Chinatown, it was chosen to house the Bibliothèque Nationale Française (BNF – French National Library) and a part of the Paris Rive Gauche development operation. The district of La Gare Paris takes its name from the river station that was built there from the end of the reign of Louis XV.

Cultural sites

  • Nouvelle BNF: the BNF is the most important library in France and one of the most important in the world. After major work to make it one of the most modern libraries in the world, it reopened its doors in 1996.
  • Les Frigos: this site of artistic creation and production is located at 19 rue des Frigos. It is part of the Paris Rive Gauche development operation. Formerly an industrial wasteland then a squat, the place is now swarming with artists’ studios and music studios.


Local landmarks

As a district steeped in history and witness to a modernity project implemented recently by Paris City Hall, the district of La Gare Paris offers a variety of attractions.


  • Chinatown: The “Triangle de Choisy” delimits the Chinatown, which is bounded by Avenue d’Ivry, Avenue de Choisy and Boulevard Masséna. It took shape in reaction to the massive arrival of Asian migrants following the Vietnam War. The site was at that time a failure of urban planning in the city of Paris and therefore offered this population new and affordable housing.



  • Parc de Choisy: it is one of the rare parks in the district of La Gare Paris. Created in 1937 as a public garden, it is located on Avenue de Choisy, between Rue Georges Eastman and Rue du Docteur Magnan.



  • Lahire Nursery School: 13, Rue Lahire, 75013 Paris.
    Access via metro lines 6 (Nationale) and 14 (Olympiades).
  • Dunois Elementary School: 64, Rue Dunois, 75013 Paris.
    Access via metro line 6 (Chevaleret).
  • Dunois Nursery School: 70, Rue Dunois, 75013 Paris.
    Access via metro line 6 (Chevaleret).


Nearby transportation

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46 m2
495 000 €
Paris 13th District – Maisons Blanches neighbourhood. A 46 sqm apartment with a wide balco (...)
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121 m2
1 100 000 €
Paris 13th District – Place d’Italie. A south-facing 6-room apartment enjoying an open vie (...)
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