Pré St Gervais
Pré St Gervais: Parisian authenticity To truly soak up the atmosphere of Paris, seek refuge in Pré St Gervais. Rent a seasonal, furnished, or short-term apartment and enjoy the charm of this old neighborhood that is great for walking. A village atmosphere in the east of Paris With its countryside feel, Pré St Gervais became a town, as its motto so describes: "Pré je fus, Ville je suis" ("A meadow I was, a town I am"). In this district in the east of Paris, you will discover little streets with old houses, totally in the spirit of the working class Paris of old. In Place Anatole France where the Mairie ("town hall") stands, you will love the village feel of the place with its old fountain and its small, lively streets with a variety of stores. History will remember that this village was part of the commune of Pantin for many years. It won its independence in a battle led by its inhabitants in 1588. It is also on the Belvédère hill that Jean Jaurès gave his famous speech about Peace on the eve of World War I. Water has always reigned supreme in this neighborhood Pré St Gervais is so named because the Eglise Sainte-Famille has a relic of St Gervais, a martyr from Milan. The relic was a gift from the Saint-Denis monastery. What is less well known is that this district has an abundance of springs, which were channeled by an aqueduct built in the 13th century by the Saint Lazare Priory to route the water to their establishments and the areas below. Four gauge basins can still be visited today: the Trou Marin, located on Sente des Cornettes, and the Regard du Bernage, located on Avenue du Belvédère. Take a detour to the famous fountain that likely enabled, beginning in the Merovingian era, the first spring waters captured to be combined to serve the city of Paris. A district that has kept its authenticity This working class district in the east of Paris immerses you in the atmosphere of an "authentic Paris" with its typical, little restaurants and all kinds of shops. Pré St Gervais has no dedicated metro station, but five metro and bus stations nearby offer connections. During your stay in Paris, come and stroll around the Pré St Gervais district and discover our selection of rental apartments in the area.