The Old Villages of Paris : Belleville

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From Télégraphe to the Buttes Chaumont, the 19th arrondissement is probably one of the most popular neighborhoods of Paris.

  • Location: Paris, 19th Arrondissement
  • Duration: 2h
  • Access by Public Transport: Télégraphe metro station (line 11)
  • Language: English

Description

From the top of its hill, the Buttes Chaumont Park offers a unique view over its rolling green land. The 19th arrondissement of Paris welcomes a large community of Chinese living in the new Chinatown of Paris known as Belleville, a cosmopolitan area.

Among the particularities of the 19th arrondissement, you will discover the charming small houses in the surprising Mouzaïa neighborhood constructed on a gypsum quarry but also an Orthodox Church hidden at the end of the unusual alleys of the neighborhood.

You will end the stroll at the Canal de l’Ourcq which offers a small oasis bordered by cinemas and bars crowded during summer. The canal is also a perfect place for Parisians who like to enjoy a little glass of rosé along the basin or for families and group of students to have a good time for free.

  • Walking tour in small-group
  • The local guide speaks English

Guillaume Leroux is an enthusiast Parisian guide. He proposes walking tours in non-touristy neighborhoods of Paris to discover Barbès and its street food, or the "Nouvelle Athènes" and its neo-classical architecture.


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