Located on the Left Bank, opposite Bercy, the Bibliothèque Patay district, adorned with modern buildings and large avenues, is booming.

Here, the urban landscape is punctuated by architectural masterpieces, such as the Cité du Refuge, an achievement by Le Corbusier listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The T8 building called “The Nest” by Rudy Ricciotti also brings astonishment with its double staging; covered with organic wood branches on the street side, while the interior garden reveals an exotic atmosphere.
The nerve center of the district, the Bibliothèque Nationale de France was rehabilitated at the end of the 90s, setting the tone for the district. Project of the architect Dominique Perraut, the building is part of a minimalist trend of gigantic proportions with within it a garden populated by pines and cherry trees. As you walk along the rue des Frigos, you will come across the old cold stores, now used as creative workshops by artists and craftsmen.
Since 2017, the district has been home to the Station F incubator, the largest startup campus in the world, making the district a major player in innovation. Its presence reinforces the economic attractiveness and gives its surroundings the air of a creative and attractive business district.



A small bucolic district with the appearance of a village, the Peupliers district located in the 13th arrondissement of Paris is delimited by the avenue d'Italie, the rue de Tolbiac and the rue Bobillot.

Located at the foot of the famous Butte aux Cailles, this district is not lacking in charm. Peaceful and residential, it is one of the few suburban neighborhoods in Paris alongside Mouzaia or La Campagne in Paris. Characterized by its small colorful houses, the streets of the district are full of architectural nuggets: rue Dieulafoy has the air of Parisian Nothing Hill, when the tiny square des Peupliers built in 1926, forms a pedestrian loop punctuated by heterogeneous houses, in brick or in millstone.

A small oasis, the Cité Florale is an enclave of cobbled streets and houses with flower gardens. It offers a charming and quaint atmosphere, perfect for a leisurely stroll.
Close to Place d’Italie, the district benefits from excellent accessibility with local shops, restaurants and cafés, as well as pleasant green spaces for strolling, such as Kellermann Park.

A quaint neighborhood to explore away from the hustle and bustle of the city.



Familiar, commercial and with strong cultural accents, the Gobelins district is a true haven of peace in the heart of Paris.

A former industrial city, the district is still home to the incredible Manufacture Nationale des Gobelins, which has been making tapestries for French palaces for over four centuries. This world-famous institution is also home to the Mobilier National, built by Auguste Perret in 1934, where the greatest craftsmen collaborate with artists such as Fernand Léger, Alexandre Calder, Sonia Delaunay and the new guard of contemporary designers, giving birth to original woven works.

Not far away, on Boulevard Arago, lies the extraordinary secret garden of the Cité Fleurie. A former collection of artists’ studios built in the middle of lush vegetation at the end of the 19th century for the Universal Exhibition, this place conveys the soul of its illustrious residents, from Paul Gauguin to Amedeo Modigliani.

The Gobelins district is very pleasant to live in and offers many cultural spaces, local shops and green spaces to its residents. Its Haussmannian buildings stand side by side with small houses lining green and flowery alleys.



Located in the South-West of the 13th arrondissement, the Bièvres Sud Tolbiac district reveals a trendy place that combines tranquility and liveliness.

The inhabitants of this district enjoy a peaceful but dynamic setting at the same time. Parks and gardens such as Square Paul-Grimaud and Parc Kellermann as well as charming places such as the city of flowers or the poplar district have been attracting Parisians wishing to get away from the tumultuous center for several years now.

Parc Montsouris running along the neighborhood on the left is also a must. English-style park which extends over 15 hectares between the Porte de Gentilly and the Porte d’Arcueil, it was designed by the engineer Alphand in 1860 and is a historic place, just like the famous restaurant within it: le pavillon du lac. The colorful dead ends and the omnipresent vegetation of the district offer charming walks to passing visitors and locals.

Public transport makes it easy to reach the center of Paris, in particular by lines 6 and 7 of the metro and the RER B.