Trendy bars in Belleville and canal de l’Ourcq in Paris

The area between rue de Belleville and boulevard de Ménilmontant is full of bobo and hip places!

La Sardine, Paris

In the last ten years, the Belleville district has become the meeting point for many young trendy Parisians. A lot of old PMU bars have been converted into trendy hangout spots like Aux Folies, where you can sip well-priced drinks on the busy terrace.

There are many bobo bars to choose from down boulevard de Belleville and rue de Ménilmontant such as the uniquely furnished Onze Bar which often hosts live musicians. There is also the famous Café Chéri(e), a highlight of the Belleville district, that attracts a large crowd at the weekend with its terrace and DJ sets.

At La Sardine in Place Saint-Marthe, you can enjoy well-priced tapas in the peace and quiet of their prized terrace.

Along the Ourcq Canal, a lot of popular bars have also undergone a bobo transformation. These include le Barourcq, known for its affordable prices and sun loungers and Mama Kin, a music bar where bands regularly perform.

La Rotonde, at the end of the Ourcq Canal near to the Jaurès metro station, is also well located at Place Stalingrad. Parisians enjoy the terrace, and, at night, DJs play their different sets.

Café Chéri(e)

44 boulevard de la Villette, Paris, 75019

Café Chéri(e) is one of the best bars in Belleville. The clientele is diverse and the atmosphere laid-back and mainstream. It......

Le Bellerive

71 quai de la Seine, Paris, 75019

Le Bellerive is situated close to the canal Saint-Martin near La Villette, a lively district with shops, bars and restaurants.......


68 quai de la Loire, Paris, 75019

Le Barourcq is a bar situated alongside the La Villette Canal Basin and is known for its concerts and DJ sets. On sunny days, its......

Aux Folies de Belleville

8 rue de Belleville, Paris, 75020

Aux Folies is a landmark place in Belleville, one of the liveliest districts in Paris. It has been popular since … the 18th......

Onze Bar

83 rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud, Paris, 75011

Furnished with sofas, armchairs and mismatching tables, this bar has a very bohemian vibe. Live concerts are also hosted here.......

Bar La Sardine

32 place Sainte-Marthe, Paris, 75010

This wine and tapas bar is well located on a discrete square in the 10th arrondissement. In summer, the terrace becomes a......

Mama Kin

13 rue de Thionville, Paris, 75019

Located near Canal Saint-Martin, this rock bar welcomes exhibitions, live concerts, and serves light meals. Prices are very......