In the 3rd arrondissement, it spreads out around Place de la Republique, which with Place de la Bastille represent the two major meeting points for young people. Besides its meeting point identity, it doesnt have many other attractions. Bars open at night especially towards the Bastille, shops of all sorts and take-away Chinese and Japanese restaurants can be found. Houses are qquiet and it is easy both to park and to get there by metro. Republique station is a junction of many metro lines.