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Bassin de la Villette

| Quai de la Seine, 75019 Paris, France
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“lift bridge” (2 reviews)
“stalingrad” (3 reviews)
“parisiens” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
| Quai de la Seine, 75019 Paris, France
La Villette
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

Friends of mine live on both sides of this place, near where the Bassin opens out, which has become a focal point for thousands during the summer months. Towards the Stalingrad end, they create part of Paris Plages, which serves as the beach for those...More

Thank Dr Benjamin P
Reviewed 29 May 2017

We arrived at our apartment for the long, Ascension Day weekend and decided to take a stroll up to the Bassin de la Villette to find somewhere to drink and have our evening meal. Actually we more or less stumbled on this larger stretch of...More

Thank Eyekaytoo
Reviewed 2 April 2017

This is one of the areas where all the factories were back in the day. Much of the land has been reclaimed and nice residences are being built. The canal is interesting.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 17 January 2017

I saw it on a winter afternoon, it was very nice. I guess in the summertime it must be perfect, expecially at night

Thank iscritto66
Reviewed 26 December 2016

We took the metro to the station "Stalingrad" and then walk the whole way up to the Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie. It is a nice quite area in between a city and you can relaxe. Our friends told us that during summer people...More

Thank Sportbackfahrer
Reviewed 4 July 2016

On a pleasant Monday morning in early May 2016, we disembarked at the Stalingrad Metro and walked from La Rotonde along the Bassin de la Villette, passing barges converted to restaurants and watching some of the water traffic. Reaching the Ibis hotel with its interesting...More

Thank John C
Reviewed 12 May 2016

We walked around this area over two days. It's a great little walk in a quite suburb of Paris. Very different to the hustle of the city centre. Come here to see how Parisiens unwind at a weekend. An operahouse at one end and a...More

Thank alexthemiller
Reviewed 8 May 2016

If looking beyond the tourist attractions and want to get away from the Paris hustle this is the place! Spend an afternoon like a true parisian... It's different, relaxed, beautiful... Great, relaxed vibe! There are several places to drink and eat around the canal. Also,...More

Thank vgurbaj
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Where to begin: What a great locale. It wasn't always so and there's plenty of negative comments about this area.....but don't believe them...that was then, this is now. Re-energised, developed and gentrified this former dodgy area is really delightful and the more time we spend...More

1  Thank David R
Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

I visit the place in 31 March 2016 with a friend. We walked from our place to stay tonthar bassin. The canal has beautiful view and it is surrounded by the music and performance building

Thank Huminca S
La Villette
This futuristic landscape has come to define the
northeast of Paris. The Saint-Denis canal is framed
with luscious lawns and metallic buildings over a
wide-open space. Home to Europe's largest science
museum, this area rewards daytime and nighttime
explorations; there are three concert spaces, plus
cinemas and bars, and even open-air cinema in the
summer. The surrounding homes are a sharp contrast to
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23 April 2016|
Response from David R | Reviewed this property |
Hi, the trip is pretty easy whether going on foot or by boat as we will next week. If travelling on foot use the Metro it's 1.80 euros each way, there's a Metro station at the end of Bassin de la Villette called Stalingrad... More