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12th arrondisement

We have found an apartment in this neighborhood. Does anyone know what kind of a metro ride it would be to do the touristy things. I looked at a map but it is difficult for me to visualize the distances.

Thanks for any help anyone can give.

Posted by
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The first answer was generic pap followed by a link.

It would be highly doubtful that you could not travel between any two points in the city in thirty minutes.

Assuming that most of the things that you want to do will be within walking distance of Notre Dame -- that's a fifteen minute ride from the 12th with probably one line change involved.

Were I you, I'd see what others think of the area in which you're considering staying. It's not stereotypical Paris and is a bit far out in an odd direction from what others seem to select.

Posted by
7873 posts

It depends on which street and metro stop. What are they? As stated by Ed, some of the 12th is untypical. I can lack charm--is modern and sterile.

Posted by
18 posts

Thank you for the replies. We are unfortunately looking for a place a bit late in the game(We fly stand by.) and many of the great locations are already taken.

We are excited about staying in an apartment vs. a hotel and it looks like it is a good deal cheaper.

Posted by
83 posts

Drenna - personally I think you will enjoy NOT staying in the touristy areas. We stayed in the 14th arrondisement and throughly enjoyed being a temporary local. The metro is easy to use and quick - we did alot of walking and enjoyed that view of Paris as well. Lucky you - Enjoy!

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We finally settled on the 11th arrondisement and it looks like a great location - an old building and definitely has the look of what I think of as old Paris. We leave in a week.

Posted by
9110 posts

Good choice! It has a bit of flavor, you'll enjoy it.