Discover a unique Jewish quarter of Paris : Belleville
a stroll alongside green parks, memory lane of Jewish diaspora and meaningful Street art.
In the north-east part of Paris, situated on and around a hill, like Montmartre, lies one of the most unique and interesting quarter of Paris, Belleville which means in French « the beautiful town » – an independent commune, until 1860 when it got annexed to Paris.
A friendly working-class district shaped by migrants and artists – it is the birthplace of one of the most famous French singers: Edith Piaf –, Belleville was the scene of various historical episodes in Paris.
The area of Belleville
The cosmopolite area of Belleville is today a gentrified and lively district, a center of urban culture and basically the Parisian heaven of street art; a wonderful quarter to wander in, and to be explored.
Starting our walk on top of the hill, we will amble in the Parks of Buttes Chaumont, a former quarry, and the more recent Parc de Belleville, whose Belvedere offers a stunning panorama of the center of Paris.
The tour at Belleville
Our tour is an invitation to stroll around the narrow little streets of Belleville whose names recalls some of the functions of Belleville throughout the years: supplying water to Paris,
since Roman times and in the Middle Ages, but also wine and beer, served in various famous cabarets, today typical Parisian Brasseries…
Popular and dynamic district, Belleville has been and remained a quarter molded by Jewish immigrants, imbued with their history and memories: Armenians, Egyptians, Greeks, Asians
– Belleville is the second China Town of Paris since 1980’s…
Yet it is also known as a Jewish area, many Polish Jews settled here since the 1920’s; Tunisians and Algerians Jews since the 1950’s.
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