It links Porte de Saint-Martin, La Villette, and the Cité des Sciences. A chance to treat your senses and your taste buds! The residential area is particularly popular for its accessibility and its proximity to central Paris. It is a quiet area where families can find many places to enjoy themselves: the nearby Canal Saint-Martin, Parc de la Villette, and Buttes-Chaumont. The 59-foot triumphal arch, erected in 1674, overlooks central Paris. Boulevard de Magenta, with its many businesses, is perfect for some afternoon shopping.