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 large walk winter but sunny for the discovery of a district that does not lack charm.
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  • The old village of Charonne is located around the charming Saint Germain Charonne Church, which originally dates from the 12 th century, in the 20th district. In front of the Church, Saint Blaise Street, street of Bagnolet and ends Boulevard Davout. It was originally the structuring road to the village of Charonne from the 18 th century, before integration in Paris in 1860. Charonne elsewhere at the time, was off the walls and especially a holiday resort for the Parisians off. In its upper part, IE from the streets of Bagnolet, it has retained its rural character, with its cobblestones and its town houses, around a fairly narrow lane. The houses have been renovated in the style of original of the 19 th century. I like less colorful planters placed more recently, along the way... There are small private houses, to the colorful facades, shops, a few galleries, cafes restaurants and a really lovely place of sandstone. This place is the junction at the level of the Vitruvius Street with charming square of sandstone and houses served by treed walkways. The place is decorated by 2 great magnolias that provide both a pleasant shade but also scents at the bloom in the spring and 2 strange monoliths that one with a wheel. Café restaurant "Magnolia" takes advantage of this situation with its terrace under the shade. It is also interesting to explore the side streets with their low-rise often around private gardens. Including the passage of the Village Saint Blaise is a must-see. The square of sandstone reminds one stored construction stones to this place and it deserves a visit, with its various spaces in a very intimate setting. Beyond the Vitruvius Street, street Saint Blaise's most urbanised with buildings, but still has a certain charm with its shade trees, small shops and buildings of style. The perspective that can be seen from the street, with the Bell Tower of the medieval church of St. Germain de Charonne in the background, reminds the rare framework, "the campaign in Paris". This church is also worth a visit as well as the small cemetery attached, as a component very special of an ancient village in Paris. More top through the streets of Bagnolet we come to the garden of the Hospice Debrousse in the corner of the Balkans with the great House of the Hermitage, which is a beautiful rest of a resort of Bagnolet in the 18 th century castle on the heights of Charonne. The village of Charonne, is accessible by the metro station "Alexandre Dumas" line no. 2 in the boulevard of Charonne. Then he must "go back" Bagnolet Street for 1 km! or take bus No. 76 up to the rue Saint Blaise. You can also get off at the "Door of Bagnolet" line no. 3 metro station or tram T3B and take the street of Bagnolet to Paris for about 400 m and there it goes down! From down the street Saint Blaise, with its junction with Boulevard Davout, one can go down as "Marie de Miribel" or "Door of Montreuil" of the T3B tram station then walk for about 300 m, to reach Street located between two stations.
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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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