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All about the 11th Arrondissement

Paris 11th arrondissement

Traditionally a working class neighborhood, the 11th retains a great deal of its grungy, working class feel as it continues to attract more and more of Paris’ artsy, eclectic residents and businesses, particularly in the the streets around the rue Oberkampf.

On the Avenue Parmentier, some of the most celebrated chefs in Paris are opening up shop and making this neighborhood a destination even for the west Parisians who might never have set foot there before. At Place de la Bastille, where the 4th, 11th, and 12th arrondissements meet, you will find the modern Opera house of Paris, and plenty of trashy bars and inexpensive restaurants. Along the rue Richard Lenoir heading north from the Bastille is one of Paris’ best outdoor food markets, every Thursday and Sunday.

Located on the right bank of the River Seine, it is one of the most densely populated urban districts throughout Europe.

QUARTIERS: folie-mericourtsaint-ambroiseroquettesainte-marguerite

The 11th is seriously heating up – up more than twice the average gain for Paris.  Not surprising for this arrondissement well-stocked with markets and small shops and its fair share of beautiful apartments. The Oberkampf neighborhood is popular with first-time buyers.  Prices vary widely in the 11th arrondissement, where you can find apartments to renovate in a dated building inexpensively, or in a coveted Hausmannian building for substantially more.

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Land area Population
(2005 estimate)
Price per square meter in EUROS
(prices vary based on size and condition)
Folie-Méricourt Saint-Ambroise Roquette Sainte-Marguerite
3.67 km2 (1.42 sq mi) 152,500 6,630 – 11,003 6,953 – 10,589 6,692 – 10,089 6,883 – 8,979



Théatre de la Main d’Or: Theatre Main d’Or is in either the 11th or the 12th and has English language comedians who riff on the difference between anglophone and French cultures. 


Marché Bastille: One of the most animated markets in Paris, there are over 115 vendors here. 


Square de la Roquette: A multilevel garden with a descending circular pathway and beautiful flower beds leading to a pretty fountain. There is also a large playground for children.


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