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15, rue de Tolbiac
Phone: (33) 1 53616200
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Place Jeanne d'Arc takes its name from Joan of Arc, a prominent figure in French history. The street attracts buyers during the Jeanne d Arc Market. You can buy fruits, vegetables, fish and meat besides other products at this popular street market. A short drive from here is the Bibliothèque Nationale de France (National Library of France). Call +33 8 3668 3112 to reach tourist information center.
This is a city location for Muslim worship and other services.
Situated on the east side of Paris, this street is a haven for contemporary art lovers. You'll find numerous galleries that specialize in abstract paintings and new media forms, such as computer animation. Galleries are mostly concentrated near the Centre Pompidou and Musee Picasso. This is a good place to check out art with a futuristic touch. For further information please call the tourist information center at +33 8 3668 3112.
A performance venue and practice space, the Salle of the Pavillon des Ateliers also hosts educational conferences and audiovisual projections. The stage is opened each trimester for performances by theater workshops. The room seats 136 audience members and a reception or cocktail event may be held in the hall outside the venue. This space may be rented by outside parties.
Each summer, Parisians and tourists can enjoy the sand, palm trees, and beach umbrellas installed along the banks of the Seine - but the river is much too murky and dirty for swimming. Enter Piscine Joséphine Baker to the rescue. The public pool, which can be found in the 13th arrondissement on a boat floating on the Seine, makes it nearly possible to really swim in the river. The boat boasts a retractable roof, swimming and wading pools, a sauna and hot tub, and plenty of deck space for sunbathing. As the pool has only been open since summer 2008, everything is new. - Betsy Mikel
A relatively new event space that boasts of enormous dimensions and versatility, La Halle Freyssinet hosts a wide range of events throughout the year. The space can be converted into a venue for intimate gatherings and events; or use the entire floor space for holding larger events: trade fairs, corporate events, fashion shows, expositions, exhibitions and community events among other things. Check website for more details on current and upcoming events.
Located in the 12th arrondissement is Bercy Village, a planned retail and entertainment zone that is a tourist attraction. A former wine market, the cobbled paths and flower terraces of this place gives it a charming look. Place des Vins de France, is a street in Bercy Village and is named after the old wine warehouses that was situated in its place earlier. Unlike ordinary streets, this one is used for festivals, fairs and concerts. You will always find Place des Vins de France buzzing with events all through the year.
If there's an old film that you're dying to see (again), you're very likely to find it at the Bibliothèque du Film (Film Library) or BiFi. Since 1996, its mission has been to provide information about films to anybody interested: videos, books, CD-roms, photos, magazines and press reviews. There are also magazines specializing in cinema from around the world. Unfortunately, it's not a lending library and although there are several TV and video sets, you may have to wait to watch a film.
Since opening in 1984, this arena has continued to amaze with its large shows and its capacity for transformation. Situated on the banks of the Seine, it hosts figure-skating competitions, tennis tournaments, motocross, skateboarding, figure skating, enormous concerts from the biggest names in rock and pop, and everything in between. State-of-the-art sound and lighting systems transform every event into a dazzling display. Capacity ranges from 2000-17,000 spectators, depending on the event.
The Pavillons de Bercy are situated in Paris' 12th arrondissement. They consist of three pavilions comprising 5000 square meters (53,820 square feet) and host corporate and private events including galas, receptions, conventions, and private parties. Facilities include an interactive theater and museum as well as an expansive garden.
Named after the famous boxer, the Halle Georges Carpentier is one of the most reputed sports venue in the 13th arrondissement of Paris. At this venue various types of sports are practiced such as basketball, volleyball, handball, tennis, badminton, gymnastics, fencing and more. The Halle Georges Carpentier is a fantastic place to improve your skills at a particular game. There are sports tournaments and athletic events held here, thus, even if you are not a sports person, you can always come to cheer for your friends here.
Cité de la Mode et du Design is a living place for creation that brings together the different forms of design in one place: fashion, beauty, numerical, graphic, sound, olfactory and culinary designs, as well as sustainable development. It encourages big projects; 'speed meetings' between innovators and firms are organized. For visitors, there are 2000 square meters (21,528 square feet) of new concept stores located on the ground floor, and an event area of 3500 square meters (37,674 square feet) on the first floor, where all kinds of festivities take place. Moreover, you can enjoy one of the three restaurants and the numerous strolling areas, far from the city’s bustle, along and overlooking the Seine River.