The 12th arrondissement contains the Opéra de la Bastille, the second largest opera house in Paris. It was inaugurated in 1989, on the 200th anniversary of the storming of the Bastille. The Bois de Vincennes is also located in this arrondissement.
The Minister of the Economy, Finances and Industry (Ministère de l'Économie, des Finances et de l'Industrie ; French pronunciation: [mi.nis'tɛʁ.d(ə).le.kɔ.nɔ'mi.de.fi'nɑ̃s.e.d(ə).lɛ̃.dys'tʁi]), called the Minister of Finance for short, is one of the most prominent positions in the cabinet of France after the Prime Minister.
It now has a colleague of equal rank: the Minister for the Budget, Public Accounts, the Civil Service and State Reform (Ministre du budget, des comptes publics, de la fonction publique et de la réforme de l'État). This ministry is responsible for the government real estate strategy through Service France Domaine.
The exact title of the minister has changed over time, and has included the terms "economy", "industry", "finances", or "employment" though history. The current title for the position has been in effect since 2010.