Place de la Bastille and Opera Bastille are important spots to see in this arrondissement.
History buffs would also probably love to visit Lafayette’s tomb, which is located in this arrondissement as well.
The 12th has a very cool hotel called Hotel Paradiso that is cinema-themed including a mural you can only from inside the rooms. Every room is decorated for a different movie and has a great rooftop area as well.
The 12th has a very cool hotel called Hotel Paradiso that is cinema-themed including a mural you can only see from inside the rooms. Every room is decorated for a different movie and has a great rooftop area as well.
One of my favorite spots is Le Train Bleu inside the Gare de Lyon train station. A gorgeous bar and restaurant, it is decorated with luxurious gold ceilings and chandeliers.
You can get a lovely breakfast, lunch, or dinner there while admiring the architecture.
In keeping with the train theme, Le Viaduc des Artes is a train line that has been converted into workshops for artists and craftspeople. Tourists can visit to see what the local artists are working on.
It isn’t too far from the famous (or infamous depending on who you speak with) Rue Cremieux featured on Instagram feeds around the world for its multi-colored homes.
You can also visit the largest park in the city, Bois de Vincennes (translated to Wood Vincennes). Tourists can go on a boat ride, watch a horse race, ride the Saint-Mandé carrousel or bask in this large garden’s beautiful flowers and lake.
Lastly, you can visit Le douzième, the largest and one of the greenest neighborhoods in Paris. Aside from the area located near Bastille, with its bustling bars and hip restaurants, it is a fairly quiet district.
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