Canal de L’Ourcq / La Villette

This is where the « magic » happens in the 19th, thanks to the hip-and-happening cool kids that come here to party…or to see a science museum with a bling-bling silver dome—whichever’s your jam. By the Canal de l’Ourcq you’ll find bars and restaurants perfect for having your apéro next to the waterfront. There’s an epic bike path that goes all the way to Parc de la Villette, so try your hand renting a bike from Vélib’ (Paris’ bike sharing scheme), which will give you a thorough workout, thanks to its weight, lack of suspension, and unoiled gears.

Coffee Shops

Kaf­fee bar 19


Le Pavil­lon des Canaux

La Can­tine Bretonne

Café Odilon

Paname Brew­ing Company

Péniche la Bougeotte


Museums + Monuments: 

Cité des sci­ences et de l’industrie

Food Markets

Marché Crimée-Cur­ial (Dadoun)

Rue de Crimée
Open: Tue, Fri — 7a to 1:30p

Marché Jean Jaurès

185 Avenue Jean-Jau­rès
Open: Wed — 7a to 1:30p; Sun — 7a to 2:30p

Marché Joinville

Place de Joinville
Open: Thu — 7a to 1:30p; Sun — 7a to 2:30p