11th arrondissement of Paris

The maps and aerial photographs further below illustrate material about 11th arrondissement of Paris. The 11th arrondissement of Paris is one of the 20 arrondissements (administrative districts) of the capital city of France.

Situated on the Right Bank of the River Seine, the 11th is one of the most densely populated urban districts not just of Paris but of any European city.


The eleventh arrondissement is a varied and engaging area. To the west lies the Place de la République, which is linked to the Place de la Bastille, in the east, by the sweeping, tree-lined Boulevard Richard-Lenoir, with its large markets and children's parks. The Place de la Bastille and the rue du Faubourg St Antoine are full of fashionable cafés, restaurants, and nightlife, and they also contain a range of boutiques and galleries. The Oberkampf district to the north is another popular area for nightlife. The east is more residential, with more wholesale commerce, while the areas around the Boulevard Voltaire and the Avenue Parmentier are livelier crossroads for the local community. In recent years this district has emerged as one of the trendiest regions of Paris.


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The land area of this arrondissement is 3.666 km2 (1.415 sq. miles, or 906 acres).


The peak population of Paris's 11th arrondissement occurred in 1911, with 242,295 inhabitants. Today, the arrondissement remains the most densely populated in Paris, accompanied by a large volume of business activity: 149,102 inhabitants and 71,962 jobs in the last census, in 1999.

The population consists of a large number of single adults, though its eastern portions are more family-oriented. There is a strong community spirit in most areas of the eleventh, and it is interspersed with pleasant squares and parks.

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Voltaire (Paris Métro) (0.11 km)

Voltaire is a station on line 9 of the Paris Métro. The station is located in the Place Léon Blum (formerly called the Place Voltaire) along with the town hall of the 11th arrondissement, which serves a lively district. The station was opened on 10 December 1933 with the extension of the line from Richelieu - Drouot to Porte de Montreuil. It is named after the Rue Voltaire, which is named after François-Marie Arouet (1694 – 1778), better known under the pen name Voltaire, a French Enlightenment writer and philosopher.

Musée du Fumeur (0.21 km)

The Musée du Fumeur (Smoking Museum) is a private museum of smoking located in the 11th arrondissement of Paris at 7 rue Pache, Paris, France. It is open daily except Monday; an admission fee is charged. The nearest métro station is Voltaire.

Saint-Ambroise, Paris (0.38 km)

The church of Saint-Ambroise is located in the 11th arrondissement of Paris. It was named after its neighborhood, the quartier Saint-Ambroise. History Construction and consecration Located at 71 Boulevard Voltaire, Saint-Ambroise was built between 1863 and 1868, shortly after the construction of the new Boulevard du Prince-Eugène, which was later renamed Boulevard Voltaire. It replaced a church called Notre-Dame de la Procession which was located close to the path of the new street at about the location of the public garden. The church was designed by architect Théodore Ballu.

Saint-Ambroise (Paris Métro) (0.47 km)

Saint-Ambroise is a station on line 9 of the Paris Métro. It is under the Boulevard Voltaire. The station was opened on 10 December 1933 with the extension of the line from Richelieu - Drouot to Porte de Montreuil. It is named after the Rue Saint-Ambroise and the Saint-Ambroise (St Ambrose) church.

Nova Press (0.5 km)

Nova Press is a French media company established in 1972 by Jean-François Bizot. Nova Press is officially registered since 4 June 1981. The company most notably owns the radio stations Radio Nova and TSF Jazz.

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