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Things to do in 13th arrondissement of Paris

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Botanical Garden
“The botanic gardens, complete with small zoo. The Natural History Museum is housed within these garden.”
  • 426 locals recommend
“Rue Mouffetard is a (mostly) pedestrian street running from the Place de Contrescarpe to Les Gobelins. It has a permanent daily food market, some curio shops and many bars and restaurants catering to local, tourist and student crowds. It's always animated, with shopping in the morning and bars and restaurants at night.”
  • 288 locals recommend
“Fabulous historical neighborhood, the cradle of the Commune in 1870, has kept the charm of old Paris with its working-class houses, paved streets and gardens. You will find plenty of bars and restaurants there, and can stroll down the quaint streets up and down the hill. A must - and a ten minute-walk from home !”
  • 234 locals recommend
“Sitting in the shady courtyard of the Grand Mosque of Paris while sipping fresh mint tea is a lovely experience. Moroccan light food is available too. This is opposite the amazing Grande Galerie de l’Evolution (Natural History Museum)”
  • 233 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Right under the building, direct access from the "RC" floor, you will find everything you need to do shopping or groceries ! ”
  • 142 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“One of my favorites. I highly recommend the Galerie de l'évolution featuring very impressive whale skeletons.”
  • 125 locals recommend
Shopping Plaza
“Not a walking distance, but more of a tip for the non-parisians! Refurbished in the 1990, this small wine warehouses area is worth to go and spend an evening for a glass of wine or light diner. And if you feel like, walk back to the flat, 35 min along the river La seine and cross the pedestrian bridge Simone-de-Beauvoir, you will be facing the French National Library, iconic building by architect Dominique Perrault.”
  • 173 locals recommend
Bus Stop
“Awesome view of the Seine River, nice place to take a stroll. Food trucks are always near if you get hungry!”
  • 131 locals recommend
“Take a little time to walk across this beautiful park, to taste real parisian life style”
  • 106 locals recommend
“$$ Bar et club branché à l'ambiance hip-hop, deep house et électro disposant d'une vaste et agréable terrasse. $$ Trendy hip-hop, deep house and electro bar and club with a large and pleasant terrace. ”
  • 119 locals recommend
Basque Restaurant
“A must visit restaurant for epicurians. Great ambiance and great basque food”
  • 154 locals recommend
“La Grande Galerie de l’Evolution has an evocative sound and light show playing all the time in the main, massive, animal-filled space. Don't miss the endangered and extinct animals wing. Get a mint tea and food across the road at the mosque.”
  • 93 locals recommend
Music Venue
“One of the biggest concert hall and sport venue in Paris. This is where big stars like Madonna, Lady Gaga or Prince perform when they are in Paris. They also have basket-ball, tennis or hockey games.”
  • 79 locals recommend
Night Club
“Amazing bar and club on a rooftop with stunnig view on the river. Perfect for partying outside until the end of the night ! ”
  • 108 locals recommend
“Relocated to Frank Gehry's striking, spacious cubist building, the Cinémathèque Française now boasts four screens, a bookshop, a restaurant, exhibition space and the superb Musée du Cinéma. In the spirit of its founder Henri Langlois, the Cinémathèque hosts retrospectives, cult movies, classics, experimental cinema and Q&A sessions.”
  • 84 locals recommend
“A swimming pool on a boat. Extremely busy on the weekends, kids everywhere. Definitely go during the week when the sun is out. ”
  • 91 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Basque Restaurant
“A must visit restaurant for epicurians. Great ambiance and great basque food”
  • 154 locals recommend
Night Club
“Amazing bar and club on a rooftop with stunnig view on the river. Perfect for partying outside until the end of the night ! ”
  • 108 locals recommend
“Cheap restaurants: Specialists in Tonkinese soup! The Pho Banh Cuon 14 is one of the only places to serve this soup made from rice noodles and beef. And it’s a winning recipe: at all times, it is not uncommon to see customers queuing up outside this “Pho” soup temple.”
  • 63 locals recommend
Beer Garden
“a kind of food court, with animations and activities. Check the schedule on line, there are lots of different stuff going on”
  • 43 locals recommend
“Delicious house made French cuisine. Reasonably priced at 35 euro for 4 courses and large selection of wine on the shelves. Near the Panthéon ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Beer Garden
“Place to eat, have a drink and dance located on a boat on the Seine. The whole area is full of outside bars. Very lively on the summer. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“This spectacular belle époque train-station restaurant has been an elegant port of call since 1901. Le Train Bleu is a restaurant located in the hall of the Gare de Lyon railway station in Paris, France. It was designated a Monument Historique in 1972. The restaurant was originally created for the Exposition Universelle.”
  • 41 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“The best french restaurant you will find in Paris! Food from the south-east of France, good prices and home-made. With great wines too! Plus , it is a cooperative restaurant, very local. Try it!”
  • 34 locals recommend

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