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13th arrondissement: Not your typical Paris

So, you prefer quirky spots to mainstay sights? You're eager to dodge the crowds and feel like a real Parisian? 13th arrondissement vacation rentals could just be what the travel doctor ordered. Nestled down on the Left Bank of the Seine and offering a base between the cobbled lanes of the charming La Butte aux Cailles area, this really is off-the-beaten-track. You'll swap coq au vin for Vietnamese banh mi breads, see street art on 18th-century factories, and encounter houseboats bobbing on the Seine.

Things to do

13th arrondissement is a fabric of history

The 13th might be off-the-beaten-track but it's still got plenty in the way of Parisian history. You'll only need to scoot down to the Manufacture des Gobelins for that. Once the factory that supplied the great French kings with their fabrics, it now still produces just a few elegant tapestries from its small workshops. Visitors can delve into the 17th-century buildings and trace the history of upholstery and embroidery, learning all about the beautiful cloth work that the folk here made for the likes of Louis XIV and others.

Activities

Sample Far East fare in the 13th arrondissement

You could be forgiven for thinking you'd left Paris altogether if you've just awoken in one of the enchanting 13th arrondissement vacation rentals in La Butte aux Cailles. Old and untouched since the blocks of the city erupted all around it in the 1800s, it's still got cobbled lanes and cozy cafes – a great place to get lost on self-guided walking tours. Then there's the food of the area, which looks to the Far East. Sizzling Vietnamese cookhouses offer lessons in the perfect banh mi baguette, while Chinese markets unfold with stacks of noodles and spice.

Weather

The 13th arrondissement is a year-round destination

The 13th arrondissement can be visited at any time of the year. Between May and September is when the weather is at its best. That's the most popular time for visitors flocking to the French capital, and when you'll find the local cafes around La Butte aux Cailles spilling out onto the streets. For slightly lower rates that will stretch the euros further, you could opt to come in months like March, October or November. There are also bound to be fewer people in the historic fabric factories and along the Seine banks then.

Natural features

Hitting the outskirts from the 13th arrondissement

One of the real draws of 13th arrondissement vacation rentals is their balance between proximity to the center of Paris and the quieter, leafier outskirts. To make the most of those, you just need to head an hour to the south-west. That's where the undulating hills of the Haute Vallee de Chevreuse Regional Natural Park take over from the city, offering rustic French villages and stone-faced castles that cling to ridges. You might want to bring the walking boots for the trip – the paths cross streams and bogs and woodland as they wiggle beneath the Chateaux.

How to get there

How to get to and around 14th Arrondissement

The nearest airport is in Paris (ORY-Orly), located 7.2 mi (11.7 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Paris (CDG-Roissy-Charles de Gaulle), which is 16.4 mi (26.4 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Paris Denfert-Rochereau Station, Paris Montparnasse-Pasteur Station and Paris-Vaugirard Station are the main stations in the area. You can get around 14th Arrondissement by jumping on the metro at Alésia Metro Station, Mouton-Duvernet Station or Denfert-Rochereau Station.

Can I find a vacation rental around 14th Arrondissement?

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