12th Twelfth arrondissement Paris

Rent Rating : ***
District Type : Residential Commercial
Tourism : Low
Apartments : Modern Traditional
Population : Medium Income
Transport : Good
Official Site of the Twelfth (12th) Arrondissement

The twelfth arrondissement is an up and coming area. It divides into the four main areas of Bercy, Bastille/Gare de Lyon, Daumesnil and Picpus.

Apart from the areas close to Bastille and Nation, the 12th is mainly residential and offers a calm life with parks and promenades. Around the mainline station of Gare de Lyon and some of the business districts it becomes more lively.

The Bercy district, offering cafés and boutiques in a recent conversion of the wine warehouses, is popular with the local community. The large leafy Bercy park is a welcome breath of fresh air, as is the planted viaduct leading from Bastille to the outer reaches of the 12th. The viaduct’s arcades also house an impressive array art galleries and cafés.

The Nation district is a bustling area, often the starting point for demonstrations and is one of the principle routes into central Paris.

The Bercy area offers modern family developments although sales are more common than rentals.

Bastille and Gare de Lyon are more Haussmann in their architecture, although the northern area of the viaduct lends itself to a mix of traditional and more recent developments.

Picpus and Daumesnil are relatively calm as you head towards the outer limits of the district. They are a favourite with families due to the availability of larger apartments and the proximity to one of Paris’ largest parks, the Bois de Vincennes.

All offer a community feel, convenient local commerce and excellent public transport.

Twelfth Arrondissement - Useful Addresses

Mairie - 12th Arrondissement
130, Avenue Daumesnil
75012 PARIS CEDEX 12
Tél : 01 44 68 12 12