It's worth coming to Paris just to discover Parc de la Villette and its many attractions. In a good location just to the west of the park, Porte d'Aubervilliers, is within walking distance of La Villette. If you want to visit outside of the area, metro line 7 goes directly to Opéra, the Louvre, and the Marais. Great for families, the Porte d'Aubervilliers district also appeals to visitors because of the proximity of La Villette. One of the oldest train stations in Paris, the Embarcadère de Strasbourg, was built in this district and was later replaced by the Gare de l’Est.