Who better to learn the best parts of a particular neighborhood or arrondissement than someone who lives there? In my Paris Profiles series I seek out local residents, either ex-pats or natives to share their favorite spots in the place they truly call home. And although I met the writer behind World in Paris on Facebook, I have grown to love the blog like it’s my new best friend.
So today I have World in Paris sharing all the good stuff about the 19th arrondissement .
Let’s Discover World in Paris’s 19th Arrondissement.
 Favorite thing about your neighborhood, the 19th arrondissement.
Buttes Chaumont Park. I love this park. It is the only rolling park in Paris and it always full of life. I always go to Buttes Chaumont to run and there are so many activities going on around the park at the same time that it is like watching 100 different movies!
 Least favorite thing about the 19th arrondissement.
Place des Fêtes. I could never understand how a square with such a beautiful name can be so ugly!
 What differentiates the 19eme from all the other parts of the city?
There are no tourists so it is only about local life.
 Favorite coffee spot and/or drinks in your neighborhood
When we go running to Buttes Chaumont we always finish the run at Rosa Bonheur for a coffee (in winter time) or a rosé when the weather is nice. Rosa Bonheur is a typical Parisian guinguette, there are not many left in Paris! Usually, we sit outside, under the sun, for drinking and people watching
 Favorite local hangout.
Buttes Chaumont and the Canal de la Villette. Canal de la Villette is also a great spot for local life in Paris and people watching.
 Favorite lunch spot.
Home! I am lucky that half of World in Paris is an excellent cook plus he loves cooking! On weekends we spend most of the time exploring Paris and its surroundings for the blog so we usually bring a sandwich from home and we eat them on the go during our quirky explorations
 Favorite dinner spot.
We don’t have friends living in Paris 19 so when we want to dine out with other people we tend to meet in other central districts, more convenient for everybody. When we are too lazy to go far, we go to Aux Petits Joueurs (59 rue Mouzaïa Paris 19), a typical Parisian bistro with live music. We like its young atmosphere, the food is good (French cuisine) plus the owner knows us and despite he is very busy he always has kind words for us.
 One thing you always do/spot you always take friends from out of town to do/see.
Le Canal de la Villette. If it is summer time we like to organize a night picnic by the canal’s banks. It is sooo Parisian plus our visitors always love it! We also have a walk around rue Mouzaïa, with its winding alleys and little houses. They always find very curious to have this “piece of the countryside” in Paris!
Thanks World in Paris!
Here are other great spots in the 19th arrondissement that I have curated for you:
> A l’Endroit (9, rue du Tunnel) jazzy bistro.
> Hôtel Restaurant Au Boeuf Couronné (188, avenue Jean Jaurès) brasserie for steak lovers.
> Cantine Vagabonde (11 Rue d’Aubervilliers) fantastic lunch spot with an organic (bio) menu.
> La Petite Halle (211 Avenue Jean Jaurès) wood-fired pizza and other small dishes.
> L’Iliade (59 Rue de Belleville) Mediterranean cuisine.
> Le Laumière (4 Rue Petit) seafood restaurant.
> Le Napoleon III (1 Place Armand Carrel) a romantic brasserie.
> Les bancs publics (2 Rue de Nantes) quaint brasserie.
> Mensae (23 Rue Melingue) amazing French comfort food.
> Quedubon (22 rue du Plateau) bistro with an eclectic menu.
> Pavillon du Lac (Entrée Place Armand Carrel) fine-dining restaurant in the Parc des Buttes Chaumont.
> Tréma (189 Rue de Crimée) trendy fresh, modern French cuisine.
> 25 Degrés Est (10 Place de la Bataille de Stalingrad) rooftop terrace!
> Le BarOurcq (68 Quai de la Loire) beautiful turquoise bar on the canal.
> La Péniche Antipode (Face au, 55 Quai de la Seine) trendy neighborhood bar.
> La Rotonde (6-8 Place de la Bataille de Stalingrad) part og the Grand Marché that houses other eating spots.
> Paname Brewing Company (41 bis Quai de la Loire) micro-brewery.
> Le Rosa Bonheur (2 Avenue de la Cascade) mentioned by World in Paris.
19eme Parks, Museums & Things to Do
> Canal de l’Ourcq it has a waterfront promenade and a bike lane that leads to Parc de la Villette
> Parc de la Villette (211 Avenue Jean Jaurès) is a very large park with lots of activities and a beautiful lake.
> Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie (30 Avenue Corentin Cariou) is the biggest science museum in Europe.
> Cent Quatre (5 Rue Curial) art and culture center.
> Cité de la Musique (221 Avenue Jean-Jaurès) A museum dedicated to the culture of music.
> La Géode (26 Avenue Corentin Cariou) a venue for film or a concert that looks like a giant mirror ball!
> The “Quartier d’Amérique”
> Vill’Up (30 Avenue Corentin Cariou) shopping center with boutiques and restaurants.
> Tom Greyhound (19 Rue de Saintong) exported from Korea, this is a cool minimalist decor and designer clothing boutique.
> Marché Jean-Jaurès (Avenue Jean-Jaurès)farmer’s market, Tuesday and Thursday from 7:00 am to 2:30 pm and Sunday from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm.
> Marché Place des Fêtes (Place des Fêtes), farmer’s market, Tuesdays and Fridays from 7:00 am to 2:30 pm and Sundays from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm.
> Marché Villette (#27-41 Boulevard de la Villette) farmer’s market, Wednesdays 7:00 am to 2:30 pm and Saturday 7:00 am to 3:00 pm.
> Marché Porte Brunet (Avenue de la Porte Brunet) farmer’s market, Wednesday from 7:00 am to 2:30 pm and Saturdays from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm.
> Marché Joinville (Place de Joinville) farmer’s market, Thursday from 7:00 am to 2:30 pm and Sunday from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm.
> Hôtel Restaurant Au Boeuf Couronné (188, avenue Jean Jaurès) fabulous boutique hotel with a great restaurant.
> Hôtel Tréma (189 Rue de Crimée) small hotel with small rooms, but the decor is lovely and the owners are very friendly.
> Hôtel de la Pedrix Rouge (5 rue Lassus) residential hotel across from a beautiful cathedral.
How about you? Do you have any 19th arrondissement additions? Have you been to this area of Paris? Did you find this post helpful for a future trip?
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