The District of Belleville

Belleville is located in Paris off the tourist track.

To find the start of the walk, it is not difficult, just exit at the metro station "Belleville". You then discover a neighbourhood where lives a strong and vibrant Chinese community with their restaurants and Chinese supermarkets. By comparison the 13th arrondissement in the south of Paris that is sometimes called "Chinatown of Paris" does not really give this impression. The other part of the district is connected with industrial trend restaurants and its graffiti in the streets. If you are looking for peace and quiet this isn't the good neighbourhood but if you want to see another side of Paris you must go to the area of Belleville.

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Duration: 2 h.

Chinese butcher

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Chinese butcher
You can find several Chinese shops in the neighbourhood. If you want to cook Chinese dishes it’s the place to go.

Chinese prostitution

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Chinese prostitution
There are many elderly Chinese people who discuss on the benches but there’s also a strong presence of Chinese prostitutes along the boulevard.

Peking duck

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Peking duck
The famous Peking ducks are exposed in the storefront.

Chinese restaurant

Chinese restaurant
There are many Chinese people in the restaurants.

Another Asian restaurant

Another Asian restaurant

A café in Belleville

A café in Belleville
This is also a trendy area with many cafés and restaurants.

Graffiti

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Graffiti

Belleville Park

Belleville Park

View of Paris

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View of Paris
A very nice panorama of Paris.
Start of the walk (Google Maps)

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