Guide to the 12th Arrondissement in Paris

Palais Omnisports de Paris in the 12 arrondissement in Paris.
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Paris' 12th arrondissement (district) is a somewhat lesser-known part of the city that notably houses historic train station Gare de Lyon and the Bois de Vincennes, an enormous park known as Paris' "lungs".

Main Sights and Attractions in the 12th Arrondissement

To get more context of the layout, consult the map of the 12th Arrondissement.

Also read this complete guide to the charming area around Gare de Lyon and Bercy for a more in-depth summary of what to see and do in and around the 12th.