Oberkampf has the feel of a village, with its low-rise buildings, its quiet alleys, and former workshops and factories that have been transformed into art galleries and design offices. Oberkampf comes to life when night falls. After your tour, go for a drink at Café Charbon a beautiful, old establishment with frescoes, chandeliers, and wooden paneling.
In the 18th century, which the writer Jean-Jacques Rousseau liked to walk down Rue Oberkampf to study botany in the meadows surrounding Ménilmontant. In the 19th century, this pastoral atmosphere made way for workshops, factories, and businesses.