Jeanne Arc
Jeanne d’Arc
In this Arrondissement is located the square dedicated to the famous Jeanne d’Arc. To many members of the clergy then (and now), she was (and is) considered quite dangerous. Whether it was because she had the audacity to dress in men's clothing while leading the French Army in battle against the English, or merely because she led the French Army into battle, or because God had the nerve to speak to her (a mere woman!), or because they were jealous of her, or because she would not submit to her forced recantation permanently, or because they just wanted to put women back where they thought they belonged (barefoot, pregnant, always submissive to men, and without any sentient capacities, or any possibility of receiving divine grace), or perhaps some combination of all these factors.


The Sébastien Charlety stadium was built in 1939 by the architect Bernard Zherssus and renewed in 1994 by Henry Gaudin. Located thirty minutes from the Athletes Village in the east of Paris, the stadium provided facilities including a synthetic 400m track, high, long and triple jump equipment, plus an indoor track.


The Byzantine church of Ste-Anne de la Butte-aux-Cailles owes its completion to the Lombard family who, in 1898, donated funds from their chocolate store on av. de Choisy, in order to finish it. The front of the church is nicknamed “la façade chocolat” in their honour.


Gare d'Austerlitz
Gare d'Austerlitz
The name of Austerlitz recalls the famous battle won by Napoléon in Austria on the 2nd of December 1805, against Austro-Russian armies. It was originally conceived as a railway terminal for the Orléans Company, running its first line here starting with 1840. Consequent extensions took place in 1846 and 1852. Finally, the station as seen today was rebuilt by the architect Pierre-Louis Renaud (1865-1868). Trains depart from this station bound for the South-West of France, Spain and Portugal.


Paris, Place Italie
Place d'Italie
The area around Place d’Italie has many shops and restaurants, cafes and cinemas. In about 10 minutes walking, you can reach the Latin Quarter , walking up the rue Mouffetard market street, filled with small restaurants and traditional food shops.
Place d'italie, Paris
Place d'Italie