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The Asian quarter

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in Paris

The Asian quarter - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in Paris

Right at the heart of Paris' 13th arrondissement, around the Olympiades site with its high towers, you can soak up the atmosphere of one of the capital's liveliest and most exotic districts. As you explore the Avenues de Choisy and Ivry, both of which are dotted with store signs in Chinese, you'll find a number of shops, groceries and Asian restaurants serving delicious specialities. This is where you'll also find the famous Tang Frères supermarket, known for supplying all Asian products imaginable, and the Empire des Thés, an elegant place with a traditional décor that's ideal if you want to enjoy a nice cup of Chinese tea. And over towards the Olympiades esplanade, not far from Les Olympiades Metro station, you can admire a beautiful Buddhist temple.

At Chinese New Year in January or February, the district becomes even livelier, with its red lanterns, gongs and dragon dances, to the delight of its residents and onlookers who come to enjoy the festive atmosphere!

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