République

At the crossroads of three different arrondissements, five metro lines and seven major avenues, the Place de la République has become a symbol of the Parisian right bank!

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What is interesting about the Place de la République and its surroundings is that nearly every avenue that leaves the square has its very own atmosphere. To the south, you'll find the Temple neighbourhood and the charming Marais district, with many clothing wholesaler stores. To the western and northern side of the square lie the Porte saint Denis and saint Martin, a very lively, multicultural area with many cafés and theatres, as well as Chateau d’Eau, a hub a of African hair stylists and beauty boutiques. To the eastern side of the place, near Oberkampf, the area is especially lively during the night (on rue Oberkampf there are about 25-30 different bars and pubs alone!) There is a bar or café for everyone: from the small café where you can come and read the newspaper with neighbourhood regulars, to the lively irish pub or the hipster-friendly underground bar, it's impossible to not find your perfect place! One of the best cafés on the rue Oberkampf is called Le Café Charbon. Existing for nearly a century, this unique location has become the headquarters for all the neighbourhood locals, students and passer-bys wanting to enjoy a coffee or a fresh meal in a friendly atmosphere. Read more...

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  • Average for shopping and cafés
  • Higher prices in theatres as well as in some high-end restaurants

  • students
  • young families
  • businessmen

Main Metro stations:
  • République (line 3, 5, 8, 9)
  • Goncourt (line 11)
  • Oberkampf (line 3)
Bus : 65, 75, 20

  • Rue Amelot
  • Cirque d'Hiver
  • Square André Tollet
  • Rue Oberkampf
  • Dejazet Theater

A buzzing and welcoming neighbourhood

History

From 1356 to 1383, the Wall of Charles V, protected Paris’ right bank, and the Place de la République was an entrance point for the city. At the time, it was just a small square, nothing like the 8-acre square we know today. The first symbolic act which made the Place de la République - at the time called the Place du Château d'Eau - a true meeting point in Paris, was the 1811 construction of a fountain, built by Pierre-Simon Girard. The Place de la République took its current shape when the city underwent the renovation scheme put together by the Baron Haussmann, in the mid 19th century. Read more...

Who you'll find there

The population of the Republique area is very diverse , chaniging depending on the day and time. During the week, there are mostly young families, storekeepers and a few tourists milling around. Read more...