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The 10th & 11th Arrondissements
In the center of this busy Right Bank neighborhood is la Place de la République, colloquially called Répu by Parisians. A massive monument topped by a statue of Marianne — the personification of the French Republic — stands in the middle of the large, lively city square. Wide Haussmannian avenues converge towards the square, making it one of the most important nexuses of the capital and a great place to meet up before going out in the nearby Oberkampf neighborhood just to the south or around the Canal Saint Martin to the north. These two areas are full of bars and little restaurants where you can truly appreciate the pulse of the Parisian night.

The Must-Sees Near République

  • Bridge over the Canal Saint Martin in Paris's 10th Arrondissement

    Have a picnic or apéro with friends along the Canal Saint Martin when the weather’s nice in Paris

  • Status of La Marianne at the Place de la République in Paris

    Spend a Saturday afternoon at the Place de la République – there’s nearly always an event taking place

  • Baguettes in a basket in Paris boulangerie

    Pick up a baguette or a pastry form the traditional artisanal bakery Du Pain et Des Idées(one of the best in all of Paris)

  • One of the coolest cocktail bars in Paris

    Enjoy a Caribbean cocktail or Sunday brunch in the rustic-but-chic island setting of the cool Comptoir Général

  • Chez Moune

    Head to Bizz’art for dinner & a concert, then stay afterward to dance the night away

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Map of République

Discover the district with our bird’s-eye-view map
République neighborhood on map of Paris

Starting at la Place de la République, this district’s boundaries follow the Canal St-Martin north to where it meets the Bassin de la Villette, and then down along the Boulevard de la Villette, cutting through the 10th and 11th Arrondissements on the way.

Main metro stations in the République neighborhood:

Life in the Neighborhood

By Nedjma

“Living in the neighborhood for more than eight years now, I’ve witnessed firsthand how the area has profoundly changed over the last few years, going from a relatively quiet and rather undesirable residential area to the hipster haven and bobo playground it is today.

Nothing wrong with that — gentrification can have its good sides, bringing trendy concept stores, cool coffee shops (Holybelly, Pouch) and wine bars (Le Verre Volé), fancy restaurants, and artisanal specialties (du Pain et des Idées) to this once overlooked part of Paris. Now, flocks of cool kids gather along the Canal Saint-Martin at the first signs of spring, sitting along the water and soaking up sunlight for spontaneous apéros or picnics. The crowded terraces that lead from the Hôtel du Nord to the Bar de la Marine on the other side of the canal give the area a permanently festive vibe.

Perhaps not as hip as the neighborhood’s newcomers, I tend to avoid the crowded, hype places generally referred to as branché. Instead, I prefer spending time in quiet gardens, enjoying an apéro with friends in a somewhat secret bar (like Café A), or strolling along the upper part of the canal, heading north towards La Villette.

I also love the multicultural side of my neighborhood. Residents come from all corners of the globe, meaning you can meet some interesting people and find virtually any type of world cuisine. With African, Thai, Vietnamese, Mexican, Cambodian, Japanese, and, of course, French restaurants, you can go on an international culinary journey right in the heart of Paris.”