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Welcome to the 19th Arrondissement

19th-Arr-Cite-des-Sciences-et-de-LindustrieRenowned as being the location of the Cité de la Musique, one of the most prestigious music concert halls and accompanying schools in Paris, the 19th arrondissement is also home to famous Parisian canals such as the Canal Saint Denis and Canel de l’Oyrcq. Located in the northeast corner of the city, this area has a number of public parks and museums, and is considered one of the most multiracial and diverse areas in the city.

Spend an afternoon in the sun, at no cost!

Some of the most notable parks in this arrondissement include the expansive Buttes-Chaumont, a popular park which is set high up in Belleville and boasts a lake and waterfalls and even a temple on an island, as well as hidden grottoes in landscaped and cliff like surrounds. The 3rd largest park in Paris, Parc de la Villete is another great choice. Through the year it offers a variety of things to do for all ages including an open air film festival, outdoor fitness activities, jam sessions and a dragon garden and slide for the kids. Or explore the more intimate 1930s style Parc de la Butte du Chapeau Rouge for great panoramic views of the city from an elevated position.

Afterwards, if you’re interested in soaking up the cultural history of the city…

19th-Arr-Parco-des-Buttes-ChaumontHead to one of the many museums in this neighbourhood. One of the most noteworthy is Cite des Sciences et de L’industrie. It’s the biggest science museum in Paris and the exhibitions vary throughout the year in so check the website for details. If you are lover of classical music you are sure to be impressed by the over 7000 instruments on display at the Philharmonie’s Exhibition Museum of Music which traces the history of music from the 17th century to today. By listening to interviews with musicians, exploring the research into the different eras of music or just enjoy the daily live performances, you are sure to find something fun to do at this landmark museum.

Or if you’ve worked up an appetite after all that fun in the sun?

Try Les Bancs Publics for friendly service and a wide range of menu options which cater to meat lovers and vegetarians alike. It’s known for having a great atmosphere set against the backdrop of the canal. For lovers of cheese, Fromagerie Danard offers traditional French cuisine in the form of bread, wine and cheese for an authentic experience. The menu is simple but impressively executed so if you are in the mood for something savoury, look no further and reservations are accepted.

But if you’re after a fine dining experience in this area, Restaurant Alliance is a popular option for great taste and service in a modern setting. Chef Toshitaka Omiya creates mainly Japanese style dishes and you can either enjoy the set menu with his or order à la carte if you prefer a more catered style.

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