BASSIN DE LA VILLETTE
Along the canal de l'Ourcq, the Bassin de la Villette district is appreciated by its residents for its trendy cafés, its cultural venues and its bold architecture.
Life in the district flows peacefully. There are markets, food shops, organic grocery shops and small independent wine shops, a real paradise for epicureans. Numerous cultural and convivial places have taken up residence here, such as the Pavillon des Canaux, a committed third place with an eclectic programme and a festive atmosphere.
The district is also known for its dizzying architecture, which is partly due to the german architect Martin Schulz Van Treeck, with the Sonata, Fugue, Cantata and Prelude towers. Another major work by this construction virtuoso is les Orgues de Flandres, which are designed with inward and outward steps to create perfect geometry and symmetry. Photographers with a passion for architecture will be well served here!
A lively and attractive district, with the Ourcq Canal and its marina inviting you to relax.