What to do and see in Paris 19th district ?

The 19th arrondissement is a popular district of Paris that boasts of two large green spaces, numerous cultural sites and a privileged playground for street artists. From newly renovated neighborhoods like Rosa Parks to charming village-like streets, the 19th arrondissement of Paris is multifaceted and multicultural. Discover our ideas to visit the 19th arrondissement of Paris.

What to see in la Villette ?

The district of La Villette in Paris is articulated around the Basin and the park.

From the Rotonde Stalingrad to the Parc de La Villette, the Bassin de La Villette is a very popular place to walk. Many bars and restaurants are located near the Basin. Families come to enjoy the children's games and the areas dedicated to petanque and mölky. In summer, festivals light up la Villette with L'été du Canal and Paris Plages.

The park of La Villette offers many activities in addition to its green spaces: several cultural places propose shows, exhibitions, workshops, concerts as well as activities dedicated to children. Open air exhibitions or inside the Grande Halle de La Villette and various festivals take place all year long.

Several places dedicated to music host concerts, exhibitions, parties and festivals around all styles of music: The Philharmonie de Paris, The Children's Philharmonie and the music museum, the Zenith, Le Cabaret Sauvage, Le Glazart, Le Trabendo.

Several cultural and festive places are made available near La Villette and in Pantin: km25, Jardin 21...

From the Parc de la Villette, near the metro line 7 Porte de La Villette, science awaits you at the Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie de Paris with many activities, permanent and temporary exhibitions for the whole family.

Paris canals

The park of La Villette is located at the confluence of the canals of Paris. From La Villette you can discover the Ourcq canal, the Saint-Denis canal and the Saint-Martin canal near the Paris 10th.

The Ourcq bike path that runs along the basin of La Villette crosses the park and leads you along the canal from Paris to Pantin and beyond where you will find cultural places such as La Prairie, the Oasis Doremi as well as bars and restaurants.

The Saint-Denis canal can also be visited on foot, by bike or by boat in direction of the Stade de France.

The canals of Paris can be explored by boat with cruises organized by several cruise companies. In summer, l'été du Canal organizes many cruises, shuttles and even floating concerts.

Ourcq Living Colors by Doudou Style, Breeze and MasaïParis 19th and street art

Street art can be seen almost everywhere in Paris 19th district. The Ourcq Living Color street art festival offers guided walks in the Ourcq district to discover the works of urban artists.

Check out Explore Paris guided street art tours along the Canal de l'Ourcq, playground for many artists.

The Saint-Denis canal also has its street art route: the Street Art Avenue is enriched each year with new street art frescos.

Parks and views

The 19th arrondissement of Paris has three major panoramas: the Buttes-Chaumont park, the Butte Bergeyre located next door and the Butte du chapeau rouge park located near the Pré Saint-Gervais town.

The 19th arrondissement has small village-like neighborhoods with cobblestone streets and villas, such as the bucolic Mouzaia. From the Butte du Chapeau Rouge you can enjoy a beautiful view of the north-east of Paris. From this park you can take a walk in Paris, in the Pré-Saint-Gervais and in Les Lilas to feel this village atmosphere.

The Buttes-Chaumont park is a must-see in the 19th arrondissement of Paris. It is essential to take a walk in these pleasant alleys. Explore the waterfalls and artificial caves, climb to the top for the view, cross the suspension bridge for the thrill and why not take a break on the lawns.

Buttes-Chaumont park
Hanging bridge Buttes-Chaumont © Pierre-Yves Beaudouin

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