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This huge, round 18th-century pavilion (formerly know as “La Rotonde”) sits at the southern end of the Bassin de La Villette on place Stalingrad. It originally served as a giant tollbooth (a barrière d’octroi), when “foreign” merchants were obliged to pay a tax to sell their goods in Paris. Today, it houses an art gallery, a restaurant, a wine and beer bar (Le Refuge), a small club, and on warm days, a delightful terrace where you can sip in the sun.