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20th Arrondissement, Paris

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  • Not very touristy. Filled with Parisiens doing their thing. Lots of students. Tons of cafés. Cultural attractions like the parks and Père la Chaise round it out nicely. It's our favorite arrondissemen...  read more »
  • The 20 th district of Paris is located in the extreme East of the capital. It is bordered to the West by the old limit of Paris with the wall of "farmers", that dates back to the revolution and generals that corresponds today to the boulevards of Belleville and Charonne, created by Haussmann. To the East, it is limited by the ring road and the Commons, from North to South, LILACS, of Saint Mandé, Montreuil, and Bagnolet. To the North, it is limited by Belleville Street and the 19 th arrondissement, and South by the course of Vincennes and the 12 th district this district is founded in 1860, under Napoleon III, to form the new greater Paris by absorption of the communes of Belleville, Ménilmontant, Charonne and part of Saint Mandé. Today it has nearly 100,000 inhabitants this district is rather popular and residential. It is structured around the street of the PYRENEES, lively and shopping, which crosses North to South. It includes West, the large and prestigious "Père Lachaise" cemetery. The street of the PYRENEES bears this name since Napoleon III, and the development of Paris, because she gradients of variable slope on its long journey, up to its highest point in the North, to the image of the Pyrenees between the France and the Spain. The street of the Pyrenees is wide and planted with trees. She has some beautiful buildings very styles such as "Haussmannien", "Art déco" and rather visible and colossal of modern and "green" style to shapes rounded and red, of the Ministry of the Interior to the No. 20 near the Vincennes course! The place GAMBETTA of hexagonal shape, where the Mayor of the borough, is a beautiful space planted with trees, with its 'modern' fountain is the center of a neighborhood rather ' BoBo "fashionable Paris, as well as the Gambetta avenue with its buildings in styles" Haussmannien "and" Art Nouveau "at no. 95 Boulevard Davout in the extreme, is an important axis of circulation with the T3 Tram of belt. The Paris ring road is located to the East limit of the borough on the old fortifications of Thiers. The northern part, with the districts of Belleville, Ménilmontant and Saint Fargeau, consists of urbanised hills overlooking Paris, who retain a few neighborhoods or areas shaped "small villages" who to visit and discover. The street of MÉNILMONTANT and its immediate surroundings, with its small green areas, alleys, its passages, gardens and small parks, with the "Square of Beaudoin" Pavilion, deserves that we make the effort to climb to the top! The street of BELLEVILLE ("Beautiful view" deformation) who "descends" to the Boulevard, is busy shopping and lively and the nearby Belleville Park is a nice large green stop. Traces of the old village off the walls, perched on the high Hill of "Bellevue", have now disappeared. But the neighborhood has become cosmopolitan in the 1920s, with populations of backgrounds which come together, including Asians, the Maghreb and Africans. The highest point of the district is located street of Belleville to the metro "Telegraph" at 128 m, because there had been established a telegraph by Claude Chappe in June 1791, during the Revolution, to demonstrate the utility of its system, which will be then expanded. The District of CHARONNE, in the South, was originally a commune with his Church, the current church Saint Germain de Charonne with its small cemetery autour, always in activity, which is unique in Paris, its big stairs, its bell tower in the 'village' style and its charming small "Arc Boutant". The Church can be visited and contains beautiful stained glass, beautiful sculptures and wall paintings and has been recently renovated. The village of Charonne had Center located around the rue Saint Blaise in the middle of the street of Bagnolet. The square of sandstone located to the South of the Church, accessible from the street Vitruvius is lovely! This neighborhood transforms with the renovation of spaces including early Street Saint Blaise. However I don't like not the pots of flowers in the shape of overturned cornet painted little artistic way that denote in this space but the buildings around, are rather high, and modern style charm goes out quickly when we progress to the South, with however large trees around the street. Up the street from BAGNOLET from the Church Saint Germain de Charonne there on the right at no. 148, a lovely garden planted with trees and flowers, said "Debrousse" with a beautiful style building "Regency" called"the Hermitage Pavilion". This Pavilion is the only remnant of what was in 1700, the "Château de Bagnolet" who will be the residence of the Royal family of the "Orleans" and then integrated into the Hospice D'alquier Debrousse in 1887. Him alone the cemetery of PÈRE LACHAISE, is worth a visit for its Green and shaded setting, its prestigious graves of all styles of famous men and women. This place justifies a particular visit, as it is extensive and rich in places of discovery. "The 20 th district is well served by metro stations with: West on the boulevards stations from North to South,"Belleville"on lines No. 2 and 11,"Crowns","Ménilmontant", on line no. 2;" Father Lachaise "line no. 2 and 3," Philippe Auguste ", Alexandre Dumas"and "Avron" on line no. 2; The place of the Nation, outside the borough in southern boundary is served by the station "Nation" lines 2, 6 and 9 and the PRS is along the street of the Pyrenees found from North to South the stations "Pyrénées" line no. 11, in the Middle the "Gambetta" line no. 3 station and South station "Growers" line no. 9 A the far north along the street of Belleville is stations of is West: "Lilac", "Telegraph","door Place holiday" and "Jordan" then "Pyrénées" line no. 11 finally to the extreme is "Door of lilac", "Saint Fargeau" stations and "Pelleport" on the small line no. 3 bis to the South is available the station "Door of Montreuil" No. 9 T3 tram line runs on the boulevards of the marshals (Davout and mortar) with many stations.
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  • My hotel was in the 11th arrondissement, near Place Léon Blum, so it was a short stroll to Père Lachaise cemetary in the 20th. I like these areas, they are a chance to see how normal Parisians live. 
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