20th Arrondissement, Paris

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The 20th arrondissement, located on the Right Bank, is one of the 20 arrondissements of Paris, France. It contains the cosmopolitan districts of Ménilmontant and Belleville which have welcomed many successive waves of immigration since the mid-nineteenth century. Despite this, the arrondissement elected and was represented by the anti-immigration National Front politician Jean-Marie Le Pen, as a municipal councillor from 1983-1989. Today, Belleville contains the second-largest Chinatown in Paris.The 20th arrondissement is also internationally known for the Père Lachaise Cemetery where one can find the tombs of many famous composers, writers, painters, musicians, and the playwright Molière.
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  • A very large district by area, not the richest, but very nice with the cemetery of the Lachaise father wooded. A lot of good markets in the 20 th
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  • I had heard that the Charonne district was to be seen. I walked the streets off the beaten path from the place Gambetta finally Street Irenaeus white and Jules Siegfried through the villa Stendhal, the street saint Blaise, the Balkans, the garden Debrousse, rue Pelleport Street and finally to the campaign in Paris. To discover this charming corner lost in Paris go up a few steps from Piazza Octave Chanute and reach this set of small houses in meulieres and gardens planted with trees and other lilac stones. It is a delicious place especially in August where "cats" have deserted the capital. Nice place
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  • Located in the 4th arrondissement of Paris this building, whose Tower is the only remnant was built in the 16th century, it served as a starting point for pilgrims to Compostela through the statue of St Jacques at the top who showed them the direction to take. By visiting you may be able to see its inhabitants... the Kestrels. Do not hesitate this interesting visit can leave you a good memory.
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Each of the city’s 20 arrondissements, or districts, has a personality all its own. If you prefer high-end accommodations and to be in the middle of the action, look for lodging in the 1st through the 4th arrondissements. For more affordable lodging and access to major metro lines, try the 12th. The Oberkampf area of the 11th arrondissement has an edgier, more hip vibe. For easy access to tourist sites,  the 16th is within a stone’s throw of the Arc de Triomph and the Eiffel Tower, and the 17th is within walking distance to the Champs-Elysées. Avoid the 18th, 19th, and 20th, because these can be dangerous, especially if you’re not familiar with the city.
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