5. La Géode

La Geode in Parc de la Villette

Perhaps the most recognisable part of the 19th arrondissement’s Parc de la Villette and certainly one of the most memorable. La Géode is the park’s resident giant mirror ball. Officially described as a ‘mirror-finished geodesic dome’, La Géode is the stylish home of the Omnimax IMAX cinema hidden inside. Designed by engineer Gérard Chamayou and architect Adrien Fainsilber, La Géode stands at 36 metres (118 feet) in diameter, was built in 1985 and is made up of 6,433 equilateral triangles of polished stainless steel. In other words: whatever the weather when you decide to visit Parc de la Villette, La Géode is sure to reflect some spectacular views back at you.