Paris Holiday Ideas in Ménilmontant and Belleville

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Things to Do in Paris 20th Arrondissement

Some of the best Asian Paris restaurants can be found in the 20th arrondissement on Rue de Belleville as well as an Asian street market.

Belleville is a charming neighbourhood which has escaped a lot of modernization and has been the location of several films.
From here you can enjoy panoramic views of Paris.

The romantic Parc des Buttes Chaumont is nearby in the neighbouring 19th arrondissement.
The famous Parisian singer Édith Piaf grew up in the Belleville community.

Discover Diverse Culture & Great Paris Restaurants in Ménilmontant and Belleville

District of Menilmontant in Paris
District of Ménilmontant

The 20th contains the cosmopolitan districts of Ménilmontant and Belleville which have welcomed many successive waves of immigration since the middle of the 19th century.

Today, Belleville is home to the second largest Chinatown in Paris, and a wonderful Jewish community in this district.

Panoramic View of Paris from Parc de Belleville
Panoramic View from Parc de Belleville

The area is multiethnic with people from different nationalities and cultures.

Artistic life is vibrant in this district and each year in May, an open house week-end lets people discover the cultural workshops.

Parc de Belleville
Parc de Belleville

The Belleville district is home to Edith Piaf, a famous French singer and hosts a Paris museum dedicated to the artist with displays of souvenirs.

Paris Holiday Ideas Visit the Famous Pere Lachaise Cemetery

The 20th is also internationally known for the Père Lachaise Cemetery where one can find the burials of many famous composers such as Chopin and Rossini, writers including Oscar Wilde and Marcel Proust, painters Pissarro, Jacques-Louis David and others and even rock singer Jim Morrison.

Pere Lachaise Cemetery
Père Lachaise Cemetery

In 1804, the Père Lachaise Cemetery was at that time the territory of the commune Charonne.

Saint Germain de Charonne
Saint Germain de Charonne Church in the Commune of Charonne

In the 20th Paris arrondissement is the Quartier de Charonne, the 80th quarter of Paris, a former village which was annexed to the city of Paris in 1860 by Napoleon III.

A piece of countryside in Paris, the village was devoted to vegetable farming.

Paris Attractions – Top Picks of the 20th Arrondissement

  • District of Ménilmontant
  • Quartier de Charonne
  • Square Sarah Bernhardt
  • Parc de Belleville – District of Belleville home to Edith Piaf
  • Père Lachaise Cemetery

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