This long, narrow street lined with low buildings and dotted with small bars where nothing, not even the owner, seems to have been renewed since the inauguration, has kept the outdated charm of former Belleville. From the steps of the rue Fernand-Raynaud there is a beautiful view of Paris. The street's name, and the two views (Saint-Martin, no. 42) and the Messiers (no. 17) evoke the time when the water of the springs, captured on the hill, was conveyed by underground aqueducts.