The « rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud » in the 11th arrondissement runs from the Boulevard Belleville in the east to the boulevard du Temple in the west. It’s on the corner of this last boulevard, on the edge of the Marais district, that the apartment Folie République is situated, so called because of it’s proximity to the “Place de La République” rallying point for the french people. Because of it’s central position and it’s prestige, the 11th arrondissement has become highly appreciated by Parisians and visitors who wish to both live in the heart of the city with it’s classic monuments, as well as in an authentic, convivial Paris. The vitality of this district comes partly from it’s youthfulness, it’s liveliness by day and night and it’s social and cultural diversity. That’s why the area around Oberkampf or the Rue de Lappe are full of ‘in’ bars, restaurants and night clubs. The rue JP Timbaud is not dissimilar with a high concentration of shops, bars and restaurants to suit all budgets and tastes.
Crossing over the Boulevard du Temple, which is just below your windows, you will find yourself in the Marais district which has seduced so many visitors throughout the ages. It’s old and prestigious this part of the city, with it’s narrow streets, it’s bi-centennial buildings, its private Mansion houses, the Place des Vosges, it’s art galleries, museums and everything that Paris counts as refined. It’s also the district known for it’s “Gay Scene” with numerous bars and restaurants where the evenings pass too quickly.
We could also linger on the bucolic charms of the Canal Saint-Martin, on the effervescence of the Parisian market’s( one of which takes place a few steps away from the apartment) or on the always moving visit to the Père Lachaise cemetery where many famous people are buried.
To get around there’s nothing better than your feet for the paved streets, but it’s always appreciable to be less than 5 minutes away from the metro “République” where no less than five Metro lines interconnect to allow you to criss cross Paris. It’s therefore quick and easy to get to the Champs Elysées, the Eiffel Tower, Montmarte, The Louvre, Notre Dame etc. A bus line with a very interesting route runs just by your door. Finally, for the sportier types, cycling has become very popular with the advent of city wide self service bike hire introduced by the Municipality, known as Velib’, with a station very close.
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