With the opening of the train station Rosa Parks during the extension of the RER E in 2015 and the arrival of the T3b tramway in 2012, the area overlapping both Paris and Aubervilliers is undergoing a new revival.
A modern district has emerged with new lodgings and shops around the RER E Rosa Parks station. Cultural life is expanding in this part of the 19th Arrondissement in Paris with the venue 104, one of the cultural centers belonging to the Town hall of Paris, Parc de La Villette and canal Saint-Denis, all are located a few minutes from the new station.
Rosa Parks MacDonald district stretches along Boulevard des Maréchaux in the 19th Arrondissement of Paris between Canal Saint-Denis and Porte d'Aubervilliers.
Parc de La Villette : 5 minutes by tramway T3b
Paris St-Ouen Flea Market : 20 minutes by tramway and bus
Stade de France: 24 minutes by RER
Montmartre (front of the church Sacré-c½ur): 34 minutes by bus
Gare du Nord : 13 minutes by RER
Gare de l'Est : 16 minutes by RER
No less than fifteen architects including Christian de Portzamparc and Kengo Kuma designed to create the Rosa Parks district; several building are worth the visit.
The Rosa Parks district has several brand names grouped together under the term "Le parks". A multiplex has been built not far from Canal St Denis and Parc de la Villette. There is a footbridge in immediate proximity of the cinema, allowing pedestrians to cross the ring road to get to the shopping mall Le Millénaire quickly and safely. Several restaurants are located in front of the cinema, along boulevard McDonald.
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