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All about the 19th Arrondissement

Paris 19th arrondissement

This is one of the largest arrondissements in Paris, and historically the gateway for Paris immigrant communities, which also explains its diversity.

The Buttes Chaumont, the sister park to the Montsouris in the 14th, boasts a manmade lake with a cliff at its center and rolling fields of grass, tree groves and unmanicured green that is a rarity in Paris. Look to the neighborhoods around the park for some of the best addresses in the 19th, with prestigious apartments on the west side and streets of single-family villas in the small streets to the east. The Parc de la Vilette houses the Cité de Science et de l’Industrie, a discovery center, children’s museum and planetarium; as well as markets, music festivals and outdoor movies in the summer on a great lawn. Grungier neighborhoods are being transformed, although many buyers still shy away from this arrondissement because it feels far from the center and maintains its reputation as sketchy and uncomfortable, particularly for women. For property, auction-style bidding has become the norm, where buyers willing to wait for the changes to continue are looking to snatch up the last great deal in Paris.

Located on the right bank of the River Seine, two canals meet near the Parc de la Villette, the Canal Saint-Denis and the Canal de l’Ourcq.

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Auction-style bidding has become the norm for the least-expensive arrondissement, and it is still possible to find something of a bargain in the 19th arrondissement, but in the more unattractive, and unsafe neighborhoods to the north and around the Boulevard Périphérique. Apartments near Parc de la Villette or Crimée are mid-priced, while those around the impressive Parc des Buttes Chaumont, are among the priciest for this arrondissement. 

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Land area Population
(2005 estimate)
Price per square meter in EUROS
(prices vary based on size and condition)
La Villette Flandre Amérique Combat
6.79 km2 (2.62 sq mi) 187,200 5,696 – 7,828 5,503 – 8,077 5,870 – 7,347 6,295 – 8,094



Musée de la Musique: Learn about Western music covering the last 400 years and stick around for one of the free daily concerts performed on an instrument from the collections.


Marché Riquet: A covered market with an agreeable provincial air next to the basin de la Vilette. 


Parc des Buttes Chaumont: This extravagant park in the far north east of Paris has a lake, a waterfall, and rolling hills. Climb the cliff over the lake for great views of the city in the distance, or enjoy one of the eclectic, original eateries located inside the park. 


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