Heading to Paris and looking to stay near the Bataclan? You'll be pleased to know that there are some amazing neighbourhoods around it, full of trendy bars, independent boutiques and an excellent restaurant scene too. You'll find yourself living like a local in this neck of the woods. (Stay long enough and you might never want to leave.) Let's take a closer look at exactly where to find the best areas to stay near the Bataclan Paris, the best Plum Guide homes to choose from and how to get around easily. In short, we've got you covered...as always.
Getting to know the neighbourhood
There's plenty to do around République-Oberkampf. Some might say too much, but we think they did the rounds at Père-Lachaise and just need a breather. When it comes to our highlights around the Bataclan in Paris, the live music scene is massive around the 11th arrondissement. Music fans venture from far and wide to see their favourite artists play venues like the Bataclan itself (of course) and L'Alhambra. Built under the reign of Napoleon, Le Carreau du Temple is a former indoor clothes market that's now the cultural centre of the Upper Marais. As a venue, it hosts concerts, sports events, fashion shows, and artistic exhibitions. The Opéra Bastille is the National Opera of Paris and has a packed-out programme of the best in contemporary opera and theatre. Independent bookshop Ofr. has held book signings, concerts, and the greatest selection of books you can imagine since 1996. Its best asset is, without doubt, its customers and the community they create. Vive la Ofr.
Two incredible fresh food markets are within walking distance of the area. Marché des Enfants Rouges and Marché Richard Lenoir offer an exciting array of produce to take home. Carry fresh baguettes while chowing down on a freshly-made croissant. When it comes to a bit of culture, located in the nearby Marais, Musée Picasso is a must. Visiting Paris in December? Staying in this area affords easy access to some of the city's best Christmas markets.
The best bars and cafés in Oberkampf
While it's impossible for us to cover all the great bars in the area near the Bataclan in Paris, we've narrowed down a few choice ones – pop in to one of these pre- or post- Bataclan show. Art et Thé presents itself as a low-key and good value brunch spot that serves some of the best couscous in Paris. Don't believe us? Try it yourself. Aux Deux Amis isn't an establishment for a first date, it's a stupendous dive bar for loud music, new friends, and the last drinks of the evening. Au Chat Noir hosts spoken word nights that open the basement up to us beatniks. (A box of beatnik allsorts if you will.) Here you'll find great camaraderie and a welcome of night-long friends. Maybe even share a few words of your own. Le Café Charbon is one of Oberkampf's staples and quite easy to spot as it's just around the corner from a rotating street art installation known as Le MUR. Chambelland ought to be your breakfast go-to, with gluten-free treats and fab coffee, this little bakery is a real gem. Goguette is one of the chicest and least pretentious cocktail bars in town, and offers an innovative take on classic recipes. Le Perchoir is gaining in popularity as the years go by due to its rooftop that lends patrons a panoramic view of Paris. Zéro Zéro is a hidden bar full of music fans, brilliant tunes, vinyl, and uniqueness.
Our top homes near the Bataclan
Whether you're looking for a romantic stay in Paris or the perfect base for a group trip, there are plenty of options near the Bataclan in Paris.
Tell me a Story
Wake up when you feel like it ('tis the Parisian way), fling open the windows of your new abode and take a deep breath in. You're in Paris and so close to Bohemia it'll overtake all of your senses. This one-bedroom apartment is perfect for couples looking for a romantic getaway and a mere street from Rue Oberkampf.
Rue des Filles du Calvaire
If you're the type that's always dreamed of living in a converted warehouse with fellow artistes, then this space is right here to fulfill that dream. This spacious, one-bedroom apartment sleeps four (there's a sofa bed by the TV for two guests) and is yards away from the buzzing Oberkampf nightlife.
Rue de Thorigny Loft
Carefully curated artwork is present on nearly every wall in this charming, naturally-lit pad a stone's throw from Musée Picasso. It's sometimes hard to find a guest bedroom that rivals the main, but no guest can lose in such a gorgeous apartment in such close proximity to Café Breizh. (The best creperie around.)
Get in touch with the belle époque in this colourful family home, notable for its uniquely stunning stained glass reading area. This home is located in a family-friendly area, at a distance from the crowds to the west and a hair's breadth from the Place du Temple.
Rue Charlot III
Be it for your real family or your chosen tribe, this characteristic four-bedroom apartment in the upper Marais has great connections. It's close to the Oberkampf area and just across the road from the Marché des Enfants Rouges, where you can pick up fresh produce six days a week.