Riquet, the charm of an authentic Paris Rue Riquet lets you see another side of the capital. Rent a furnished apartment in Riquet and you are guaranteed to breathe the atmosphere of an authentic Paris that you can discover by walking along the canal to the Bassin de la Villette in Parc de la Villette. A popular neighborhood swimming in greenery This working class district of Paris is at the intersection between the La Chapelle district and La Villette and, although Rue Riquet is not big, it gives the impression of leading to different blocks spanning the railroad tracks with the Pont Riquet that ends at the Gare de l'Est train station. Nature can be found on every corner of every street in the district. The city is investing a lot in environmentally friendly parks, making it possible for you to discover places like the Jardins d'Éole, a walkway in which links Rue Riquet with Rue du Département. Nearby lies the Jardin de la Serre aux Légumes, a vegetable garden created on the initiative of gardening enthusiasts and run as an association. Discover great cultural richness Right near Porte de la Villette, this place is the perfect starting point for a visit to the Cité des Sciences or a walk along the Canal de l’Ourcq canal and its locks. You will also discover places that take you back to the Paris of yesteryear. The Marché de l'Olive is an indoor market constructed in the 1880s, in the Baltard style, which has many food stands to choose from. The superb Eglise Saint-Serge, at the end of one block, is also worth a visit. This building was dedicated to the protestant religion before being dedicated to the orthodox religion following the mass influx of Russians fleeing the 1917 Revolution. If you like street art, check out the frescoes on the walls of Rue de l'Ourcq, at the foot of a huge chimney, created by young artists, some of whom are already acclaimed. Unchanging small businesses bring the district to life Rue Riquet is dotted with small businesses (food, restaurants, bakeries, bookstores) for which time seems to have stood still and which will make you appreciate how good it is to live in Paris. Two metro lines take you to central Paris (La Villette or La Chapelle). Take a look at our selection of rental apartments near the Rue Riquet district and make the most of your stay in Paris.