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01/02/2019

Arrondissement 19, the place to relax

Arrondissement 19 is very quiet and it is not touristic at all. It is a residential area not very close to the city centre but well served by transports.

It is the perfect arrondissement for who wants to take a break from the chaos of the big city. You can relax in one of the parks – Villette or Buttes-Chaumont, this last one is my favourite – or you can take a small cruise on Ourq or Saint-Denis canals.

If you would like to see some historic monument, go the Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Belleville church. It is a gothic church in rue de Belleville 139. If you want to go there you can take the metro line 11 and get off at Jourdain. I really recommend going in the nineteenth arrondissement to relax tho!

Arrondissement 19 main attraction

The main landmarks of arrondissement 19 is surely Parc des Buttes-Chaumont. It is a huge park wanted by Napoleon III.

It is designed by Haussmann, so you have to pay attention to the whole project when you go there. Thanks to Hausmann, there is a tiny temple, a waterfall and a rock mountain. There you can find lots of different plant and animal species!

It is in the Quartier du Combat, precisely in rue Botzaris 1. You can go everyday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

I suggest spending a day there, specially if you are staying in Paris for a long time. It is really worth a visit!

You can also choose to eat there since there are 3 restaurants.

Arrondissement 19, districts and metro stations

Knowing which are the districts of the arrondissement 19 (or of the other arrondissements) is useful so you know what to expect when you choose the area of your accommodation.

The main ones of arrondissement XIX are Villette, Pont-de-Flandre, Amérique, Combat. They are all very quiet and residentials but also a bit far from the city centre.

Anyway, there are lots of metro stations that you can refer to. Belleville, Bolivar, Botzaris, Buttes Chaumont. Others are Colonel Fabien, Corentin Cariou, Crimée and Danube.

Plus, you have Haxo, Jaurès, Jourdain, Laumière, Ourcq. Some useful ones are Place des Fetes, Porte de la Villette, Porte de Pantin, Porte des Lilas, Pre-Saing-Gervais and Pyrenees.

Then, Riquet, Salingrad and Télégraphe.

Have you got any recommendation for those who want to stay in this arrondissement? Leave me a comment!

Category: Arrondissements

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