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Menilmontant, Paris

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Ménilmontant is a station on Paris Métro Line 2, on the border of the 11th and 20th arrondissements.HistoryThe station was opened on 31 January 1903 as part of the extension of line 2 from Anvers to Bagnolet . It is named after the Boulevard de Ménilmontant, which was named after a hamlet, annexed by Belleville before the French Revolution and in turn by Paris in 1860. It was the location of the Barrière de Ménilmontant, a gate built for the collection of taxation as part of the Wall of the Farmers-General; the gate was built between 1784 and 1788 and demolished during the 19th century.
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  • Small alleys and streets decorated with nice houses, often with gardens, arbors or Virgin vines. He does not hesitate, we could move in.
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  • The best coffee in Paris is at the stop in menilmontant, the boulevard of Belville beginning via Dolet, it's called The Express. The pint of beer at 2.50, in such places even 5.50!
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  • Come see one of Paris' famous working class neighborhoods, now full of immigrants. Some splendid views as it is up on the hill.  more »
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