The Bolivar station is located in north Paris' 19e. It serves metro line 7bis in fare zone 1.
The entire 7bis line was first a small, 3 mile extension of line 7 but was later made its own line due to lack of traffic flow. It is now being joined with 3bis in a project that will be completed by 2013.
The area near Bolivar is surrounded by many waterways including the Canal Saint-Denis and the Canal de l'Ourcq. It is also close to the Parc des Buttes Chaumont and Parc de la Villette that hosts the Cite de la Musique and Cite des Sciences.
The district is mainly touristy however, it has been growing in numbers as a residential area in recent years.