Buttes-Chaumont and La Villette

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Northeast Paris is a true haven for leisure-seekers and party-goers alike – although both types of Parisians are not always out at the same time of the day.

The Bassin de la Villette seems like a peaceful oasis away from the hectic traffic, a place to relax during a game of pétanque by the water, or sharing a beer with friends on a colorful peniche. And what can one say about the bucolic Parc des Buttes-Chaumont, one of the largest green spaces in the French capital? Don’t miss its most excentric features, such as the replica of an ancient Roman temple crowning a hill surrounded by water, or a hidden underground waterfall.

The environment changes drastically when venturing further north. Built over the legendary slaughterhouse district that smoked out the surrounding neighborhoods of Eastern Paris for nearly a century, the Parc de la Villette is a retrofuturistic area that always manages to surprise. Around the massive Cité des Sciences, the vast green space features a wide range of live music venues – it’s no wonder many Parisians converge from all arrondissements to party there until dawn.

 

 

 

SIGHTS AND ATTRACTIONS

 

 

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Bassin de la Villette

Quai de Loire & Quai de Seine, 75019 Paris

 

 

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Butte Bergeyre

Climb up the stairs leading from Avenue Simon Bolivar to the Rue Georges Lardennois to explore this hidden hilltop neighborhood overlooking Eastern Paris. Don’t forget to check out the vines and community garden, featuring great views of Montmartre in the distance.

Rue Georges Lardennois, 75019 Paris

 

 

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Canal Saint-Martin

See Neighborhood – Canal Saint-Martin & République

 

 

Mouzaia

Mouzaïa Neighborhood

75019 Paris

 

 

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Les Orgues de Flandres

Allée des Orgues de Flandres, 75019 Paris

 

 

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Parc des Buttes-Chaumont

75019 Paris

 

 

LaVillette

Parc de la Villette

Parc de la Villette, 75019 Paris
+33 (0)1 40 03 75 75
https://lavillette.com

 

 

Cité de la Musique

221 Avenue Jean Jaurès, 75019 Paris
+33 (0)1 44 84 44 84
philharmoniedeparis.fr

 

 

Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie

30 Avenue Corentin Cariou, 75019 Paris
+33 (0)1 40 05 70 00
www.cite-sciences.fr

 

 

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Le Centquatre

104 Rue d’Aubervilliers, 75019 Paris
+33 (0)1 53 35 50 01
www.104.fr

 

 

Grande Halle de la Villette

211 Avenue Jean Jaurès, 75019 Paris
+33 (0)1 40 03 75 75
lavillette.com

 

 

Le Plateau

22 Rue des Alouettes, 75019 Paris
+33 (0)1 76 21 13 41
www.fraciledefrance.com

 

 

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Saint-Serge Orthodox Church

93 Rue de Crimée, 75019 Paris
+33 (0)1 60 46 00 60
www.saint-serge.fr

 

 

LODGING

 

 

Generator Hostel

Opened in 2015, this state-of-the-art hostel boasts some impressive features including a café, a restaurant, and a lively rooftop bar offering great views of the city. The property is located right above line 2 of the Metro, and is only a short walk away from the Canal Saint-Martin and the charming Saint-Marthe neighborhood.

9-11 Place du Colonel Fabien, 75010 Paris
+33 (0)1 70 98 84 00
ask.paris@generatorhostels.com
https://generatorhostels.com/destinations/paris

 

 

St Christopher Inn Paris Canal

Overlooking the peaceful Bassin de la Villette, this modern hostel opened in 2008 boasts an ideal location to explore areas such as Montmartre and Eastern Paris. There are many attractions nearby, such as the greenery of Parc des Buttes-Chaumont, the cultural center Centquatre, or the concert venues of La Villette.

159 Rue de Crimée, 75019 Paris
+33 (0)140 343 440
canal@st-christophers.co.uk
https://www.st-christophers.co.uk/hostels/europe/paris/canal

 

 

Peace and Love Hostel

Comfort may be basic, but budget travelers will certainly appreciate the low prices. This lively hostel is located by the busy Stalingrad métro station, where the hip Canal Saint-Martin meets the banks of the relaxed Bassin de la Villette. A great location for those hoping to enjoy the nightlife during their stay. Age 35 and under.

245 Rue La Fayette, 75010 Paris
+33 (0)01 46 07 65 11
pl@paris-hostel.com
http://www.paris-hostels.com

 

 

RESTAURANTS

 

 

ALEndroit

À l’Endroit

9 Rue du Tunnel, 75019 Paris
+33 (0)1 53 38 57 58
alendroitrestaurant.wixsite.com

 

 

LesBancsPublics

Les Bancs Publics

2 Rue de Nantes, 75019 Paris
+33 (0)9 80 76 36 71
www.les-bancs-publics.fr

 

 

Chez Louis

13 Rue des Ardennes, 75019 Paris
+33 (0)1 42 45 64 51

 

 

Les Chics Types

Ideally located between the Bassin de la Villette and the Parc des Buttes-Chaumont, this pleasant eatery serves drinks, burgers and salads on a large terrace. Good to know: « the nice guys » welcome you from 9am to 2am.

20 Avenue de Laumière, 75019 Paris
les-chics-types.com

 

 

L'Escargot

L’Escargot

This classic Parisian bistrot is located at a street corner of the lively Rue de la Villette. A haven for residents of the Jourdain neighborhood, L’Escargot is also a restaurant serving quality comfort food.

50 Rue de la Villette, 75019 Paris

 

 

Le Faitout
Vegetarian – Vegan Restaurant

This vegan restaurant with a classic bistrot flair stands above a charming stairway leading to the Parc des Buttes-Chaumont. Outdoor terrace and occasional concerts.

23 Avenue Simon Bolivar, 75019 Paris
+33 (0)1 42 08 07 09
www.lefaitout.fr

 

 

Grand Marché Stalingrad

Set in the historic Rotonde de la Villette (built 1788) under the elevated line 2 of the Paris metro, this fancy footcourt makes for a pleasant lunch or dining experience. The outdoor terrace is a pleasant spot to have a drink when summer comes, as cheap eateries set their stands on the adjacent square.

6-8 Place de la Bataille de Stalingrad, 75019 Paris
+33 (0)1 80 48 33 40
www.grandmarchestalingrad.com

 

 

LaPlage

La Plage

41 Quai de l’Oise, 75019 Paris, France
+33 (0)1 75 51 90 09
www.laplage19.com

 

 

Le Square

What’s not to love about the location of this cute neighborhood café, overlooking a tree-planted square leading to the Parc des Buttes-Chaumont? The terrace is a must for those looking to relax away from the hustle-and-bustle of the nearby Rue de Belleville.

7 Square Bolivar, 75019 Paris
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GRABBING A DRINK

 

 

Abracadabar

Artsy café with an ambitious events schedule including concerts, open mics and drag shows.

123 Avenue Jean Jaurès, 75019 Paris
http://www.abracadabar.fr

 

 

Le Bar Fleuri

Check out this unassuming neighborhood bar for a typically Parisian experience. Facing the contemporary art center Le Plateau, le Bar Fleuri is in the heart of a pleasant neighborhood south of the Parc des Buttes-Chaumont.

1 Rue du Plateau, 75019 Paris

 

 

BarOurcq

Drawing a constant crowd of local hipsters, this bar has an ideal location by the Bassin de la Villette. A perfect spot for to relax after a game of pétanque by the water.

68 Quai de la Loire, 75019 Paris
barourcq.free.fr

 

 

Café Bolivar

A classic Parisian café close to the Bolivar métro station. Enjoy a drink on the terrace sprawling around the street corner before exploring the Canal Saint-Martin, the Bassin de la Villette or the Parc des Buttes-Chaumont.

+33 (0)1 42 00 17 52
https://cafebolivar.fr

 

 

Café Caché

The « hidden café » is a great place to have a drink while exploring the cultural center Le Centquatre. The Café Caché has a pleasant patio and hosts regular events such as creative workshops and art exhibits.

+33 (0)1 42 05 38 40
www.cafecache.fr

 

 

Café Mama Kim

Close to the Canal de l’Ourcq, this charming corner bar welcomes a lively crowd of locals. It features various events such as reggae nights, cervoise tastings, and art events.

13 Rue de Thionville, 75019 Paris

 

 

Café Odilon

Lovely little café directly facing the Canal de l’Ourcq. The Café Odilon serves pizza and organic wines.

+33 (0)1 40 36 18 22
16 Quai de la Marne, 75019 Paris

 

 

Café Parisien

A charming corner café facing a peaceful little square, the Café Parisien is the perfect spot to relax with a book while enjoying this little-known neighborhood of the French capital.

2 Place de Rhin et Danube, 75019 Paris

 

 

Les Chats Perchés

A stone’s throw from the lush Parc des Buttes-Chaumont, this little neighborhood hosts regular concerts drawing a local crowd.

17 Rue d’Hautpoul, 75019 Paris

 

 

Le Comité

Recently opened, Le Comité is a charming neighborhood bar facing the entrance to the Parc des Buttes-Chaumont. Design-minded patrons will appreciate the tasteful interior decoration.

6 Rue Botzaris, 75019 Paris

 

 

GrandeFantaisie

Grande Fantaisie

This floating bar-café also acts as a cultural center, featuring live art performance and regular exhibits. The péniche is managed by a local association aiming to bring together artists and residents of the neighborhood.

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3 Quai de l’Oise, 75019 Paris

 

 

Le Local Rock

Unassuming little bar on the edge of the Parc de la Villette.

206 Avenue Jean Jaurès, 75019 Paris

 

 

Pavillon Puebla

This hip bar-café with a wide terrace overlooks a peaceful alley of the Parc des Buttes-Chaumont. The location is ideal, but prices above average for the neighborhood.

Parc des Buttes Chaumont, Avenue Darcel, 75019 Paris
https://leperchoir.tv/location/le-pavillon-puebla

 

 

♥ Pavillon des Canaux

A lovely pavilion on the banks of the Bassin de la Villette, a popular chilling spot for the residents of Eastern Paris. The venue is furnished like a real house which patrons can explore, chosing to sit in the living room, kitchen – or even in the bathroom’s tub!

39 Quai de la Loire, 75019 Paris
www.pavillondescanaux.com

 

 

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♥ Péniche Antipode

Péniche Antipode is a floating café-bar and concert venue moored at the Bassin de la Villette. Surpringly low prices, large terrace on the water, ethical products, and even an indoor venue regularly hosting concerts and theatre events.

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Facing 55 Quai de la Seine, 75019 Paris
www.penicheantipode.fr

 

 

RosaBonheur

♥ Rosa Bonheur

This historic queer « guinguette » boasts one of the best locations in Eastern Paris, sitting atop of the lush Parc des Buttes-Chaumont. Surrounded with a large terrace area, this lovely venue is very popular with Parisians and visitors alike, therefore large crowds can be expected – especially in the summertime. Don’t forget to check out the busy events calendar!

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2 Avenue de la Cascade, 75019 Paris
rosabonheur.fr

 

 

TDTF

This hip bar close to the Lumière métro station features regular art exhibits. It is a great neighborhood spot to chill while playing foosball or enjoying a tasty planche of cheese and charcuterie.

43 Rue Cavendish, 75019 Paris

 

 

Le 61

This chill neighborhood bar hosts regular news-related events, with a specific focus on photojournalism. Le 61 is nicely located, close to the canal and a stone’s throw from the cultural and concert venues of the Parc de la Villette.

3 Rue de l’Oise, 75019 Paris
http://www.61paris.fr

 

 

LATE NIGHT & CONCERTS

 

 

AlaFolie

À la Folie

This chill neighborhood bar hosts regular news-related events, with a specific focus on photojournalism. Le 61 is nicely located, close to the canal and a stone’s throw from the cultural and concert venues of the Parc de la Villette.

3 Rue de l’Oise, 75019 Paris
http://www.61paris.fr

 

 

♥ Cabaret Sauvage

59 Boulevard Macdonald, 75019 Paris
+33 (0)1 42 09 03 09
www.cabaretsauvage.com

 

 

L’Espace B

Hip café-bar and concert venue bordering the canal and Parc de La Villette. Live music lovers appreciate the indie line-up and intimate yet vibrant setting.

16 Rue Barbanègre, 75019 Paris
espaceb.net

 

 

♥ La Gare Jazz

Housed in a former train station, this avant-garde venue opened in 2017 specializes in jazz and comes to life after dark. Check out their ambitious event calendar to attend some of the best jazz concerts in Paris.

1 Avenue Corentin Cariou, 75019 Paris

 

 

Glazart

7-15 Avenue de la Porte de la Villette, 75019 Paris
+33 (0)1 40 36 55 65
www.glazart.com

 

 

Philharmonie

Philharmonie de Paris

221 Avenue Jean Jaurès, 75019 Paris
+33 (0)1 44 84 44 84
philharmoniedeparis.fr

 

 

Le Trabendo

Parc de la Villette, 211 Avenue Jean Jaurès, 75019 Paris
+33 (0)1 42 06 05 52
www.letrabendo.net

 

 

Zenith Paris – La Villette

211 Avenue Jean Jaurès, 75019 Paris
+33 (0)1 44 52 54 56
www.zenith-paris.com

 

 

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