The 13th arrondissement
Former industrial area, this arrondissement is not very touristic. The 13th arrondissement is knowned for its "Chinatown" neighborhood around Place of Italy but also for the French National library (BNF). The surroundings of the BNF are completely new. The Butte aux Cailles neighborhood is a typical village of the last century in the center of Paris. It is built on the limstone quarries which forbids any heavy construction. This district homes the Gobelins manufactory, the Austerlitz railway station and the Pitié-Salpêtrière hospital.
Most buildings are from the 19th and 20th century.
The purchase price of m² is currently around 8 500 €.
A few theaters (théâtre 13) and movie theaters at Place of Italy.
Lycées Claude Monet, Gabriel Fauré, Rodin, Tolbiac and Jean Lurçat. Universities Paris I, VI, VII, Ecole des Gobelins, Ecole Estienne...
Farmers Markets :
Marché Alésia, marché Auguste Blanqui, marché Bobillot, marché Maison Blanche, marché Salpêtrière, marché Vincent Auriol, marché Jeanne d'Arc and marché Rive Gauche.