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Menilmontant, Paris

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  • District of Menilmontant in the 20th arrondissement of Paris and is located around the street of the same name which part of the Boulevards de Ménilmontant and Belleville. It is a popular area of Paris and historical tradition rather rebellious. Originally it was a village of the commune of Belleville, where were also the gypsum quarries closed in 1779 after a terrible accident as well as vineyards. Because of its dominant position in Paris, and outside the walls of the farmers General, before the integration of Belleville in the new Paris in 1860 and its 20 arrondissements, Ménilmontant is the whereabouts of resorts and relaxation of guinguettes as early as the 18th century. The philosopher Jean Jacques Rousseau is known in 1776, events at the origin of his book "Musings of a solitary Walker" originally this place was called the 'Mesnil Mau time' which quickly transformed into Mesnil amount because of the slope of the street. Today the old Parisian call this area "Ménilmuche", because of its location, Ménilmontant is the uptake of many sources which some remains survive today. During the revolution, because of its dominant position, the top of Ménilmontant receives a telegraph, a metro station is named in the Hauts de Belleville. Finally, there are still the remains of the ancient road of railway of the Petite Ceinture built under Napoleon III, with still existing tracks, the location of the former station of "Ménilmontant" noted by a simple tourist sign and a metal footbridge that spans the tracks. It is located behind the church Our Lady of the cross, which dates to 1880. This large church has a grand staircase and a high Bell Tower of Néo Roman and neo-Gothic styles. The place located behind the Church is the name charming "from the Sources of the North square" where fountains were present in the past and the street is leading is named "Rue de la Mare" rue de Ménilmontant Autour, still the small islets of greenery and low houses, in dead ends or alleys that it is interesting to discover. Especially around the street known as the Hermitage, which leaves from the street of Ménilmontant in the middle of the track, are charming spaces with small flower-filled streets, houses with garden. Especially you should visit "Villa de L'ermitage" that part of the street of the same name, the city of Hermitage which starts from the rue de Ménilmontant. Later in the street of the Hermitage taking the stairs on the left, named "Rue Fernand Renaud" it leads into rue des Cascades then Savies at the corner of which lies a former point "Fons" or fountain, water with a roof in an arc and a plate of 1722 in Latin. In these areas it feels really "in a Village" at the bottom of the street of Ménilmontant, just after rue Victor Letalle, there is also a charming passage called "City of labyrinth" which passes through housing. Same rue Boyer to ¶s 19 and 21 is "la Bellevilloise" concert hall and versatile ongoing labour movements of the last century, with a style building 1920 just before the rue des Pyrénées, can see right, the beautiful building of style "neo Antique", built by the family Goncourt, former home of Marina of the 18 th century and the so-called "Of square of Baudoin" square with the rise of the street of Ménilmontant and after crossing the rue des Pyrénées, one can do a well-deserved break by the efforts, in the charming Ménilmontant square with its rose gardens, its flower beds and its shadows. This upper part of the street was a bird's eye view on Paris and you can see some known monuments. This district is accessible by the metro station "Ménilmontant" line no. 2
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  • Ménilmontant is a neighborhood of Paris, located on the right bank of the Seine. Originally settled immigrants and newcomers stayed. Currently, the main attractions are the Père-Lachaise Cemetery and Belleville, which buried many celebrities. The situation here is calm, quiet, no crowds. We watched with great interest here is the Père Lachaise Cemetery.
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  • Ménilmontant was originally a village in the commune of Belleville which was attached to Paris with her. High place of working-class culture, it is here that the last fighting of the municipality shall take place. This is an area that has remained popular and alive, which is rare in Paris
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