Chinatown (Paris)

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Quartier Chinois (Chinese Districts)

Investigating the Cara Black’s book Murder at the Lanterne Rouge (Red Lantern), we searched for the setting in neighborhood or arrondisement

According to a Cara Black interview:
the story takes place in the northern edge of the Marais, in the smallest and oldest of the four Chinatowns in Paris

Come on, Jacques–It’s Chinatown: David Corbett Interviews Cara Black

What are the Four “Chinatowns” in Paris?

Exerpts from a Tripadvisor Thread:
-the Beaubourg area near the Georges-Pompidou Art Museum
-in the 3rd but it is much smaller and there is less to see.
-this tiny street called rue au Maire
13th Arrondisement Quartier Asiatique
The main Parisian Chinatown is in the 13th arrondissement
-the 13th district, near ivry sur seine
-along Avenue de Choisy at its intersection with Rue de Tolbiac, just a block to the east of the Tolbiac Metro station
-The best known is in the 13th
The first Parisian Chinatown is located in the 20th arrondissement
-the area around Belleville and Couronnes metro stations (Line 2, borders of 11th, 19th & 20th arrondissements) – especially on a Sunday

Hidden Paris (Jack’s Inimitable Travel Guide)


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