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Situated on the right bank of the River Seine, the district has been significantly reorganized in recent decades, especially in the areas of Cour Saint-Émilion and Bercy, which now contain the French Ministry of Finances and the Bercy arena. The 12th arrondissement contains the Opéra de la Bastille, the second largest opera house in Paris. It was inaugurated in 1989, on the 200th anniversary of the storming of the Bastille. The Bois de Vincennes is also located in this arrondissement.
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"parisians live"
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Reviewed 1 April 2017

Best feature of the twelfth is the Promenade Plantee...plus the Viaduct des Arts underneath. And then there's Bercy Park. Not a tourist area, but this is where Parisians live. Lots of parks.

1  Thank Thomas V
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Reviewed 30 December 2016

We stayed at a 2 floor apartment in the 12th district in Paris in September 2013. Although further from the sights, we really enjoyed our stay here. The metro was 5 minutes from us. The monoprix was near too, maybe 15 minutes. There was the...More

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Reviewed 8 May 2016

The 12th Arrondissement, one of the 20 Paris administrative districts, covers about 6.3 square miles on the Right Bank. About two-thirds of the area, however, is filled by the huge Bois de Vincennes on the eastern side of both the Arrondissement and Paris. I sometimes...More

3  Thank Rumples
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Reviewed 21 October 2015

On a casual trip to Paris you'll likely visit the Place de la Bastille and perhaps the new Opera Bastille, but that's just the tip of the iceberg of the 12th. Further on are the apartment homes of the locals, shops, stores and restaurants. Not...More

1  Thank David B L
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Reviewed 8 June 2015

Place and Opera de la Bastille, the Promenade Plantée, the Palais OmniSport de Bercy, the parc de Bercy, the Place de la Nation, the gare de Lyon and the West entrance of the Bois de Vincennes are significant assets of this arrondissement, although it is...More

2  Thank sipivu
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Reviewed 8 February 2015

The 12th Arrondissement is a district on the eastern side of Paris. Home to the Bois de Vincennes, the Opera de la Bastille as well as the Bercy arena stadium. It is worth visiting - not quite on the beaten path.

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Reviewed 5 October 2014

While tourist Paris has been hopping, the 12e. ("Reuilly") has been quietly revitalizing and evolving over the last 25 years into a safe, peaceful, non-touristy middle/upper middle class bo-bo (both bohemian and bourgeois) mixed use residential and business district. It has its fair share of...More

7  Thank mrsagf
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Bercy / Nation
Nestled between the Seine, Bastille, and Père Lachaise
lies a peaceful side of town where wide avenues and
impressive buildings accompany green spaces and small
parks. Landscaped havens are plentiful, from the Bercy
Park to La Coulée Verte and most impressively the Bois
de Vincennes, which even contains a medieval castle on
its doorstep. For an escape from the masses head to
this calming neighbourhood where real Parisians make
...More
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