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Discover Paris: the 19th arrondissement

The North-East area of Paris is often overlooked by tourists. It’s not home to the famous Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, the Musée d’Orsay or the Louvre… but that doesn’t mean it’s not a great district to visit or even stay in during your time in Paris. There are a variety of original restaurants, great bars, and some of the best parks in the city in this neighborhood; here is a list of some of our favourites.


Le Pavillon des Canaux

One of Paris’s most alternative eateries, Le Pavillon des Canaux is great for a weekend brunch or evening tipple. This place’s aim is to feel like a home away from home, and is set inside a fully furnished house. You can sit outside on the terrace, or inside in a bathtub if you like… You decide!
Visit: 39 Quai de la Loire, 75019 Paris
Metro: Laumière, line 5
Opening time: 10am – late every day


Kaskad Cafe

If you’re looking for somewhere more traditionally French, try this local bistro in a great location next to the Parc de Buttes-Chaumont. The menu includes classics such as steak tartare and foie-gras.
Visit: 2 Place Armand Carrel, 75019 Paris
Metro: Laumière, line 5
Opening time: 9am – 2am every day


La Petite Halle

This café/ restaurant is located right in the heart of the Parc de la Villette. The main hall is somewhat reminiscent of a giant green house, and there is also a garden area outside for the Summer months. The main restaurant serves a tasty looking Italian menu, and outside there are food trucks with different cuisines and drinks on offer. Plus, there is often live music and stand up comedy held here – check their website for more information.
Visit: 211 Avenue Jean Jaurès, 75019 Paris
Metro: Porte de Pantin, line 5
Opening time: 12pm – 2am Tues – Sat, 12pm – 4pm Sun and Mon



Paname Brewing Company

France is traditionally known for its wine, but that doesn’t mean that beer enthusiasts have to miss out. This restaurant/ bar offers great craft beer as well as an extensive food menu, and guests can enjoy a picturesque setting overlooking the Quai de la Loire.
Visit: 41 bis Quai de la Loire, 75019 Paris
Metro: Laumière, line 5
Opening time: 11am – 2am every day


Kaffee bar 19

This lovely coffee shop on the canal by the Parc de la Villette is a great place to rest your feet and get a quick caffeine injection and a homemade pastry. During the sunnier months, why not grab a cold drink to go and enjoy it sat by the water.
Visit: 26B Rue de l’Ourcq, 75019 Paris
Metro: Crimée, line 7
Opening time: 8am – 6/ 7pm


Bar Ourcq

This bright blue bar is hard to miss, not just because of its vibrant paintwork but on a sunny day because of crowd of people spilling out onto the street outside. It’s the perfect place to grab a drink by the canal on a sunny day.
Visit: 68 Quai de la Loire, 75019 Paris
Metro: Laumière, line 5
Opening time: 11am – 2am, reduced hours on Sun and Mon


Le Rosa Bonheur

This restaurant/ bar is situated in the Parc des Buttes-Chaumont, at the top of the hill overlooking Paris. It’s the perfect place to stop for refreshment after exploring the park, but beware, it gets extremely busy on a sunny summer’s day!
Visit: 2 Avenue de la Cascade, 75019 Paris
Metro: Botzaris, line 7B
Opening time: 12pm – 12am, Weds – Sun


La Péniche « Antipode »

Drink on a barge anyone? This boat/ bar is a great alternative place to go for a drink if you’re in the 19th arrondissement. With all the fun of being on a barge without actually having to go anywhere, its covered roof comes off in the summer to make a lovely sun deck.
Visit: 55 Quai de la Seine, 75019 Paris
Metro: Riquet, line 7
Opening time: 12pm – 2am every day

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Parc des Buttes-Chaumont

This stunning park in the 19th arrondissement has everything you could want from a green space: set on a hill it has a lake with a waterfall, and a view over the city. It’s the best place for a brisk winter walk, a summer-time picnic, or a morning jog. If you want a smaller park but with more of a view of the city, check out Parc de la Butte du Chapeau Rouge.
Visit: 1 Rue Botzaris, 75019 Paris
Metro: Buttes Chaumont, line 7B
Opening time: 7am – 9pm every day


Parc de la Villette

Speaking of parks, the 19th arrondissement is also home to the Parc de la Villette. Look out for the annual events held here, such as the Villette Sonique music festival at the end of June or the famous free open air cinema every July and August.
Visit: 211 Avenue Jean Jaurès, 75019 Paris
Metro: Porte de Pantin, line 5
Opening time: 6am – 1am every day



There are a variety of different fruit and veg markets in Paris, and they are without a doubt the best place to buy fresh produce in the city. In the 19th arrondissement, check out Marché sur l’eau, Marché Jean Jaurès and Marché Place des Fêtes.

Boating Bassin

Every Parisian tourist has done a boat tour down the Seine, but what about hiring your own boat to row around the Bassin de la Villette? You can find boats to hire on this website in all shapes and sizes, for a romantic outing for two or an activity for the whole family.
Visit: Bassin de la Villette, 75019 Paris
Metro: Laumière, line 5


Philharmonie de Paris

The new Philharmonie de Paris is one of the city’s most impressive classical music venues. The venue hosts a variety of concerts, and at the moment is putting on a temporary exhibition entitled ‘ELECTRO, De Kraftwerk à Daft Punk’. Not to be missed.
Visit: 221 Avenue Jean Jaurès, 75019 Paris
Metro: Porte de Pantin, line 5

We hope you’ve enjoyed this list of our best places to eat, drink and visit, and that it’s given you some inspiration for your next stay in Paris. To continue your travels, why not head South to the Belleville district in the 20th arrondissement, which is known for it’s vibrant art scene, or head West to the Montmartre neighborhood to see the Sacre Coeur and the panoramic views over the city.

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Want to see more of our neighborhood guides? Check out our article ‘Discover Paris: the 4th arrondissement’ here, which covers the Marais, Ile de la Cité and Ile Saint Louis neighborhoods.