République - Oberkampf straddles the 3rd, 10th and 11th Paris arrondissements.
République, Oberkampf, Marché des Enfants Rouges, Chez Omar, Cafe Charbon, Nouveau Casino Club, Cirque d'Hiver
Yes, Place de la République’s revamped central plaza and vast underground metro hub are at the core of this neighbourhood, but once you leave behind its big shops and busy sidewalks, its true colours are revealed.
Tucked in between the plaza and the Marais to the South are the bountiful rue de Bretagne and delightful Square du Temple. The former has Marché des Enfants Rouges for fresh ingredients, spices and ready to eat treats from around the world and Chez Omar for the best value couscous and tagines in the city. When in Paris … take the customary Parisian hour long lunch in the latter.
Chalk and cheese come to mind when you move east past the famous Cirque d'Hiver into Oberkampf. Rue Oberkampf and the surrounding streets are a top destination in Paris terms for a big night out with row upon row of humming shabby-chic bars, many following the runaway success of Café Charbon and the adjoining Nouveau Casino club.
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Vive la Republique!
The Plaza at Place de la Republique
- renewed in 2014 and proving that you can relax in concrete spaces!
It was central to get around Paris…
… Metro 2 mins. away. We would thoroughly recommend anyone to stay here.
Robyn McCredie, Australia, April 2014 | stayed in Boulevard du Temple in République - Oberkampf
Arrive there by Metro and continue by Segway!
There are lots of great big French brand shops surrounding the plaza.
Le Marche des Enfants Rouges on Rue de Bretagne
- one of the city's most dynamic permanent eat in / take out markets, and just a few minutes walk from Place de la Republique
The neighbourhood reminded me of Brooklyn right before it became the capital of bohemian NYC…
… an "up and coming" area. It is the perfect place to live as a Parisian does, away from the crowds. There was a lovely produce market and butcher just steps from our door - a cafe and boulangerie around the corner. We took a quick walk to the Canal Saint Martin for shopping and eating as well. The Metro took us to all the rest that Paris has to offer.
Michelle, July 2012 | stayed in Rue du Château d’Eau in République - Oberkampf
Eat in (sur place) Le Marche des Enfants Rouges or take away (emporter) for a picnic in Square du Temple at the end of the street.
Chez Omar on rue de Bretagne.
for many, the best couscous restaurant in the city (as much for the atmosphere as the food!).
Le Sancerre for un verre de vin and Soprano for great pizza
Le Sancerre - also on rue Bretagne across from Square du Temple and Soprano around the corner on rue Dupetit-Thouars
Lunchtime and early evenings are popular in the little sidestreets around the Mairie 3eme (Town Hall).
Cirque d'Hiver off Boulevard du Temple
- circuses, exhibitions, dressage, concerts, turkish weddings, fashion shows ...
… we had an amazing stay.
Eva Dean, UK, July 2013 | stayed in Rue Amelot in République - Oberkampf
Cafe Charbon and Nouveau Casino Club
The heartbeat of Oberkampf day and night.