Living + Teaching in Paris, France (13ème)

Arrondissement:  13ème | Place d'Italie • Chinatown

Peaceful | Multicultural | Convenient | Chinatown 

Common métro stops: Gobelins, Place d'Italie, Corvisant, Tolbiac,
Porte de Choisy, Quai de la Gare Bibliothèque

Where to Drink

Where to Eat


Latino Gourmand
117 rue de la Glacière

Le Circus
204 rue de Tolbiac

Chez Gladines
30 rue des Cinq Diaments

Le Temps des Cerises
8 rue de la Butte aux Cailles


a Folie en Tête
33 rue de la Butte aux Cailles

16 rue de la Butte aux Cailles

Café Fusion
12 rue de la Butte aux Cailles

Where to Party + Dance

Best Spot to Grab a Coffee


242 rue de Tolbiac

198 rue de Tolbiac

L'Oisive Thé
rue de la Butte aux Cailles



Must-See | Must-Do

Museums to Visit

  • Chinatown
  • Bibliothèque Nationale
  • Butte aux Cailles neighborhood
  • Explore the hidden village of Cité Florale
  • Marché Alésia
  • Stroll through Parc Montsouris

Ideas for Day + Weekend Trips

  • ille
  • Lyon
  • Brussels (Belgium)

Pleasant Walks

Outdoor Activities


Everywhere! Just keep walking!

Housing Examples

  • 422€ per month for a single room in a foyer des jeunes

Worst Things About
the 13ème

Best Things About
the 13ème

  • The culture and international vibe
  • Large population to befriend
  • Easier to be a foreigner because many people are
  • Variety of restaurants, bars, and things to see
  • Expensive
  • Harder to practice French because more people speak English and want to use it.
  • Difficult to get past stereotypical Paris and experience true authenticity

Pro-Tips from Past + Current Teaching Assistants

  • Live with French people.
  • Don't be afraid to take advantage of the opportunities awaiting you here in France!
  • The banlieues (suburbs) of Paris aren't always bad and scary.
  • Explore and get to know every neighborhood!


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