The Arts et Métiers museum is of great cultural interest to people visiting the area. As a true reflection of French technological history, it is a very interesting place to visit. It is also worth a look for its architecture alone. This former funereal basilica, where the remains of Merovingian kings lie, was endowed with a collegiate church by Henri I and is a Gothic masterpiece.
. Nearby stands the Opéra du Peuple, better known as the Théâtre de la Porte Saint-Martin. A historical place for shows, it is worth a visit for its eclectic program. Just next door stands the Renaissance Theater.