On of the smallest cities of the Val-de-Marne, Charenton-le-Pont in a few years established the solid reputation of a lively and pleasant suburb. Bounded by the River Marne and by the famous Bois de Vincennes, this city offers an exceptional setting at the gateway of Paris. Economically speaking, with a Métro line, stations Charenton-Ecoles and Liberty, this city particularly well developed in recent years. It welcomes to its lands Bercy 2, the major mall, Essilor main office, together with the new shopping district of La Coupole on the Avenue de Paris. In a pleasant setting, it is still possible to discover the remains of the Château de Bercy, Antoine de Navarre's pavilion which today shelters the Hôtel-de-Ville or else to pass by and greet Henri IV's statue.