La Dame de Canton
Bibliothèque Nationale de France
With four glass towers shaped like half-open books, the 1995-opened National Library of France was one of President Mitterand’s most...
Piscine Joséphine Baker
Floating on the Seine, this striking swimming pool is style indeed (named after the sensual 1920s American singer, what else could it...
Parc de Bercy
Built atop the site of a former wine depot, this large, well-landscaped park is a great place to break for a picnic and let the kids run...
Bateau El Alamein
Strung with terracotta pots of flowers, this deep-purple boat has a Seine-side terrace to sit amid tulips and enjoy live bands (flyers...
opp 11 quai François Mauriac, 13e · interesting places nearby
La Dame de Canton information
This floating boîte (club) aboard a three-masted Chinese junk with a couple of world voyages under its belt bobs beneath the Bibliothèque Nationale de France. Concerts cover pop and indie to electro, hip-hop, reggae and rock; afterwards DJs keep the crowd hyped. There’s also a popular bar and restaurant with wood-fired pizzas served on the terrace from May to September.