Paris Rive Gauche

Avenue de France

Paris Rive Gauche is a new neighbourhood in the thirteenth arrondissement, on the left bank of Paris. The district is bordered by the Seine, the railway tracks of Gare d'Austerlitz and the Périphérique.[1] This plot of land is 130 hectares in area, consisting of ten hectares of green spaces and 2,000 trees.[2] Paris Rive Gauche is divided into three districts along the Seine: Austerlitz, Tolbiac and Massena (from North to South).[1]

A dense, compact, multi-faceted, mixed income, pedestrian-friendly, cyclist-friendly, and public transport rich new development. Having began construction in 1995, this sector was built around former railway yards, warehouses, and industrial businesses. It has been cited as a model of quality urban design and planning integration with sustainable transport. [3]

The vast François-Mitterrand Library and the Paris Diderot University are located in this area, along the river.

The development accommodates approximately 15,000 residents, 30,000 students and University staff and 50,000 employees.[2] It is served by the Métro and RER stations Bibliothèque François Mitterrand, Line 3A at the stop Avenue de France, and Paris Métro station Quai de la Gare.[4]


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Coordinates: 48°50′00″N 2°22′34″E / 48.83333°N 2.37611°E / 48.83333; 2.37611

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