The two major points of interest in the 19th arrondissement are the Parc de la Villette and the Parc Buttes Chaumont.
Take a slow, leisurely stroll along the Canal St martin along the Ourcq to the Bassin de la Villette
Parc Buttes Chaumont
Buttes Chaumont is a lovely park landscaped on former quarries. It is unusualin that when it was built in 1867 by Baron Haussmann it was a city dump. He used a then-new material, concrete, as landfill and created natural-looking cliffs, ravines, rivers and an artificial lake. At the lakeside classical temple one has one of the city's moststriking views of Montmartre and Sacre-Coeur, but some climbing is required. There is a lakeside cafe.
Parc de la Villette
Contains one of the world's largest and most visited science museums, La Cite des Sciences et de l'Industrie discovering science and its use in industry in an interactive way. Included in the complex is the Geode, which shows omnimax movies of natural phenomena on a 1000 square meter hemispheric screen.
On the other side of the Parc is the Cite de la Musique, a stunning complex of buildings built in 1990 containing a Music Museum, two performance spaces and a yearly jazz festival and in the summer there is a free open-air film festival.
You can take a slow, leisurely barge ride from Musee d' Orsay along the Ourcq and St. Martin Canals to the Bassin de la Villette
Avoiding the typical tourist traps for the most part, this superb tour will show you the secret Montmartre, the hidden corners and unexpected sights which you will capture forever with your cameras. We finish up, nevertheless, at the stunning Sacre Coeur and its panoramic view of Paris, before retiring to a typical bistro in the artists square Place du Tertre and a friendly photo critique of our efforts.
Wine Tasting - Dinner - Show
In the heart of Montmartre since 1875 a Paris tradition for singing where the audience joins in!. Home to Picasso, Charlie Chaplin, Edward G. Robinson and many more at Au Lapin Agile with wine tasting + dinner.
Join us for a fun evening tour in Montmartre and other Romantic places in Paris. Or why not take a 1 hour night tour back to your hotel from dinner.
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