Belleville neighbourhood
Belleville neighbourhood
3.5
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The area
Neighborhood: Belleville / Père Lachaise
At the eastern edge of Paris lies Belleville / Père Lachaise, an understated wonderland of local treasures. Alongside the world-famous cemetery, family-owned delicatessens and cafés nestle between local stores and establishments. The richness of the population here has created a little Chinatown of Asian restaurants, and the area comes to life at night by a funky underground scene. Façades change from one street to another as one passes from white walled provincial homes to tall blocks and reconverted homes. The whole area is an inspirational mix of people from all corners of the world frequented by artists, students, immigrants, and Parisian families. Once home to supporters of the Paris commune, its rebellious nature is now offset by its rural charms.
How to get there
  • Pyrénées • 4 min walk
  • Couronnes • 6 min walk

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Thomas V
Oakland, CA17,014 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
I do recommend exploring this area, which has been working class, is in the midst of some change, lots of immigrants, but also some of the new gentry seaking affordable housing. On a steep hillside, so it is work to explore. Some big parks.
Written March 4, 2024
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Eddyfreelife
Nottingham, UK12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
We were overwhelmed by the richness of eating and drinking places. Great view of Paris, walk in park and quick métro to centre. Not to miss music halls
Written February 13, 2024
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LKM
New York City, NY245 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
This partly immigrant neighborhood bustles with energy and features many ethnic restaurants. There is an extensive and popular market on certain days..food is fresh and cheaper than in more trendy arrondissements. The Triplettes de Belleville bistro had great tapas and a front row seat on the lively boulevard.
Written April 20, 2023
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tracey k
Redmond, WA646 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Solo
I have visited Paris 4 times over the years, and this time I decided to stay in and explore Belleville. The neighborhood provided all that I was looking for: a real living neighborhood, ethnic diversity, and things to do. As a single, middle aged, american woman, I had no problems and never felt unsafe. I explored Buttes du Chaumont (plenty of joggers, dogwalkers, and 3 Chinese exercise/dancd groups), Belleville Park for view, street art rue denoyez, and pop up street market on Belleville ave. In short, if you are interested in a less touristed area, Belleville worth a visit
Written July 5, 2022
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angelcat2017
Greater London, UK245 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
Went to Belleville to look at Street Art as it appears to be covered by a lot of walking tours. The main graffiti street is Rue Denoyez, but we were disappointed when we visited as many of the large murals had been painted over and it was mainly tagged. Did walk up to the Parc de Belleville which has a concrete arena where teenagers hang out and some of the street art in this area was "better" but not as good as London and other city tours. Great view over Paris from top of Belleville Park, we felt safe when we visited but would not recommend visiting on your own. Lots of mosaics in the Belvédère de Belleville platform which were good. We combined a visit to Belleville with walk through the backstreets (local food stores, cafes, supermarkets) to the Canal St Martin
Written April 8, 2022
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quetzal feathers
London, UK66 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Couples
We came to this area after reading the reviews it was trendy with street art. Definitely not the case, dodgy people as soon as you leave the station, you need to be very streetwise, which is not a nice feeling when you’re on holidays. It felt dirty, street art we found was all damaged with awful graffitis and tags but most of all, felt unsafe and dangerous. It’s not the place you want to be if you’re a couple or specially a single woman. And avoid parc de Belleville if you like to live. Felt so unsafe we actually left 5 minutes later, park filled with lots of groups of dodgy men , covering strategic places and exits , we were actually scared of leaving the park. Not a nice experience , we were looking forward to come here . We are from London, so there’s nothing really that scares me much, we are used to many things but weren’t expecting this at all. Awful . Avoid!
Written February 9, 2022
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Sebastian Fischer
Warwick, UK3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
We really love Belleville: cheap restaurants, different people from the center, graffitis...and this district is not invaded by tourists yet!
Written October 6, 2019
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Pietro J
Toronto, Canada346 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Couples
We stayed south of Belleville and spent half a day on the long walk thru La Chaisse to, and around, Belleville.
Worth a visit just to see an area that is only now being 'improved' and so far culturally and economically from the popular Paris.
No it isn't scenic or pretty - but it is 'real' and a place where you get a flavour of the old Paris.
Lots of cafes, restos and bars.
Written June 26, 2019
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Lizzardooo
277 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Family
Stumbled on this area because I attended a “cupping” tasting at Belleville Coffee (highly recommend the cupping tour). Across the street was a delicious Ethiopian restaurant called Restaurant Itegue Taitu (highly recommend) where we ate a delicious lunch. Everyone who walked by us said hello and it made us feel welcome in the neighborhood. We strolled through this cool & vibrant neighborhood and found murals, parks and canals. It was our last day in Paris and it was the perfect place to spend our last day.
Written June 6, 2019
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NoeB1
Antwerp, Belgium1,227 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Family
On Tuesday and Friday morning there is a local market. It's like you are in another country. The neighborhood is very colorful on those days.
Written January 13, 2019
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