The Gare d’Austerlitz and Place d’Italie Metro stations are located on the busy left bank of the Seine River. When you’re ready to explore the southeastern part of Paris, booking a hotel near one of these stations will give you easy access to all the sights.
From exploring the Catacombs of Paris to boating on the Seine, you’ll find plenty to do in this section of the city.
The Catacombs of Paris are steeped in legend. This is the gateway to the “undercity,” the old caverns and tunnels left over from ancient stone mines. These catacombs are filled with the bones of over 6 million people. This isn’t just the world’s most fascinating graveyard, though; the tunnel systems have been used by various factions during various wars, and you can see graffiti dating back to the 18th century if you take a guided tour. Not quite sure you want to wander that far into the depths of the city? How about a boat ride on the River Seine? Enjoy a glass of wine on the deck of a small or medium-sized boat, and let the hustle and bustle of Paris wash over you as you relax.
Round out your day with a walk through Parc de Bercy, located on the other side of the Seine. Relax amid beautiful greenery and walk down quiet pathways that run past quaint bodies of water. It’s a little slice of peace in the middle of the busy city. You will, of course, be hungry after all this, and you’ll find plenty of restaurants along the Gare d’Austerlitz and Place d’Italie routes. Just a couple blocks away from Place d’Italie is Avenue des Gobelins, where you’ll find more restaurants and cafes that will keep you warm and fed.
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