About: Gobelins - Gare d'Austerlitz - Place d'Italie
The 13th arrondissement in Paris is a large area bordered by the Seine and the Boulevard Periphérique. The neighborhood is primarily residential but includes several important sites including the new Bibliothèque Nationale François Mitterrand, Place d'Italie and the new business district Paris Rive Gauche. With the large population in the neighborhood, there are plenty of possibilities for vacation rentals in 13th arrondissement.
The 13th arrondissement is home to Gare d'Austerlitz which is one of Paris' main train stations. The station is currently being upgraded so that it can handle more long distance routes. At this time the Gare d'Austerlitz station is primarily home to local and regional lines. Also, if you decided to take the overnight trains to Barcelona or Madrid, Spain they depart from Gare d'Austerlitz.
The 13th arrondissement is also home to the Manufacture des Gobelins which is a famous tapestry factory that created many royal tapestries. The building is now open for tours. Furthermore, the Place d'Italie is located in the 13th and is the major outdoor square which is home to shopping and transportation options.
The 13th arrondissement also has the largest Chinatown in Paris by size and population. The neighborhood is known for its 2 major Chinese supermarkets Tang Frères and Paristore as well as the many small restaurants in the area.
The 13th arrondissement offers a local Parisian feel and offers some of the important sites in the city. There are several vacation rentals in the 13th arrondissement worth considering on your next trip to France.