République & Bastille
Two Parisian neighborhoods that combine timeless charm with lively eateries and bars
Enjoy Parisian romance in Bastille and bistros galore in République - two of the city’s most beloved neighborhoods. Choose Bastille for its historical buildings, enchanting alleyways and peaceful gardens. After lectures, wander to see the July Column, which was created to honor the revolution of 1830. Then, catch a performance at the modern Bastille Opéra House, which stands out among the the timeless old buildings and is home to the world-famous Paris Opera.
Explore Bastille’s tiny streets and artisanal boutiques, and as night falls, discover bars and late night eateries that bring the area to life. Sip a cocktail at L’Entrée des Artistes before heading for a night of music at Le Réservoir - Mary De Vivo.
République-dwellers can take advantage of the area’s delights in its central plaza. Around your studies, sit in cosy cafes watching artists and performers display their talent around the plaza’s central, iconic statue. Conveniently, this area sits above a Metro station, meaning you can be at the Eiffel Tower in under 30 minutes.
Keeping with Parisian style, local boulangeries and butchers, such as Boucherie Oberkampf, are nestled in République’s side streets, stocked with tasty ingredients for your evening meals. The plaza may be the neighborhood’s focal point, but its museums and stunning buildings really add to its charm.