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This discovery route of the industrial heritage in lower Montreuil retraces the history of the first factories in the early nineteenth up to today. Going beyond the architectural traces of these former factories, it is the memory of workers from the nineteenth and twentieth century in Montreuil which will be retraced through its streets and squares.
Language: French speaking visit only.
The horticultural village of Montreuil and its plateau played a key role in the industrialization movement that came with the development of Paris and the inner ring towns.
Montreuil was able to offer an original feature due to its unique site and situation that attracted many industries: Pernod and sons distillery, toy and sweet factories, Klein pianos or Dumas wallpapers, metallurgy workshops, tin ware, leather, perfume, Pathé and Méliès film studios …
This walking tour is guided by Marie-Odile Fontaine