The 13th of Paris’ 20 Arrondissements, or districts, is otherwise known as the 13th Gobelins. Situated towards the south of the city, the 13th Gobelins is a popular destination for travellers looking to spend some time in this popular tourist city. The district offers a large choice of self catering rental accommodation, often far cheaper than that available within the central areas of Paris. Visitors looking to spend their holidays in the 13th Gobelins will discover that there are plenty of reasonably priced rental apartments here, many located close to metro links from where they may explore the delights of this major cosmopolitan city.
Visitors spending their holidays in the 13th Gobelins will find that there is plenty to see and do within the district, without the need to travel into the centre of Paris itself. The main Chinatown district of Paris is located within the 13th Gobelins, making it the ideal place for visitors to enjoy authentic Chinese food in its many restaurants. It is also perfect for soaking up the ‘Little Asia’ atmosphere and to purchase highly decorative oriental souvenirs and artefacts. Visitors spending their holidays in the 13th Gobelins, who are looking to enjoy some more mainstream retail therapy, will find a number of shops and boutiques lining the district’s main shopping thoroughfares, such as the Rue Zadkine.
No stay in the 13th Gobelins district would be complete without spending some time discovering the famous sights and landmarks of Paris. It is little wonder that this ‘romantic city’ attracts more than 27 million foreign tourists every year, drawn by its numerous culturally, historically and archaeologically fascinating attractions and sites.
Perhaps amongst the most iconic Parisian landmarks are the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe. A stroll along the Champs-Elysees is a must do for visitors spending their holidays in the 13th Gobelins. A leisurely cruise along the River Seine is the perfect vantage point for seeing more of the city’s many world famous attractions. Montmartre, the home of the Asian influenced Basilique du Sacre Coeur, is a popular draw for visitors interested in all things artistic.
Travellers spending their holidays in the 13th Gobelins will discover that Paris and northern France as a whole experiences a continental climate. This means than summer temperatures are generally mild, with temperatures frequently reaching 30 degrees Celsius. Winters in the 13th Gobelins are cooler, with temperatures averaging around 5 degrees Celsius. The average annual rainfall is around 20 inches.
Visitors considering spending their holidays in the 13th Gobelins will need to first fly to Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG), the largest and busiest in France. There are a large number of airlines operating flights here from the UK, including Air France, British Airways, easyJet and Flybe. These flights depart from a number of UK regional airports, including London Heathrow (LHR), London Luton (LTN), Liverpool (LPL), Glasgow (GLA) and East Midlands (EMA).