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The Saint-Ambroise district is one of the four districts of the 11th arrondissement of Paris, it is surrounded by the La Roquette and the Folie Méricourt districts. It is also close to the Marais district. The Saint-Ambroise district runs along the Rue Oberkampf and ends at the Père-Lachaise cemetery.

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The Saint-Ambroise district takes its name from Sainte-Ambroise Church, a historical attraction in the district, which itself takes its name from Ambrose of Milan (Ambroise de Milan). It is the 42nd administrative district of Paris.

Cultural sites

  • Saint-Ambroise Church, Paris: with an architecture that blends neo-Romanesque and neo-Gothic movements, the Saint-Ambroise Church and its two 68-metre-high bell towers proudly sit on Boulevard Voltaire. It has been listed as a historical monument in Paris since 1978.
  • Musée Edith Piaf: this museum is dedicated to the life and career of the famous performer of “La Vie En Rose”. A symbol of Parisian life, Edith Piaf lived in this small apartment which has now been transformed into a museum open to the public.
  • Atelier des Lumières: located at 38 rue Saint-Maur, this digital art centre opened its doors in 2018. Installed on the site of a former foundry, the place now offers immersive art exhibitions.


Local landmarks

In the heart of the 11th arrondissement of Paris, the Saint-Ambroise district is a quiet residential area just a stone’s throw from the lively Rue Oberkampf. At fifteen-minute walk from the Canal Saint Martin, it offers a central location and is full of good addresses.


  • Bataclan: located on Boulevard Voltaire, the theatre was originally called “Le Grand Café Chinois – Théâtre Ba-ta-clan”. A prestigious Parisian entertainment venue since the 1860s, its Chinese-inspired architecture makes it a monument that will delight architecture and theatre lovers.



  • Square Maurice-Gardette: in the heart of the Saint-Ambroise district, the square Maurice-Gardette offers more than 9000 m² of calm and greenery. With its bandstand dating from 1899 and its statues, it is one of the 490 parks and gardens of the city of Paris.
  • Jardins du Marais: at the heart of the Hotel Les Jardins du Marais is sited the largest private gardens in Paris. 1500 m² of gardens where you can enjoy the restaurant Les Terrasses de L’Hôtel.



  • Saint-Ambroise Nursery, Elementary, Middle School: 11, Passage Saint Ambroise, 75011 Paris.
    Access via metro line 3 (Rue St-Maur).
  • Servan Nursery School: 54, Rue Servan, 75011 Paris.
    Access via metro line 3 (Rue St-Maur).
  • République Elementary School: 98bis, Avenue de la République, 75011, Paris.
    Access via metro lines 2 (Père Lachaise) and 3 (Rue St-Maur).
  • Charles Péguy Private Secondary School: 80, Avenue Parmentier, 75011 Paris.
    Access via metro line 3 (Parmentier) and bus line 20 (Parmentier – République).


Nearby transportation

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