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VY031 Belleville and Menilmontant: another facet of Paris

  • 03 May 2018
  • 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  • meet at 2.45pm at the exit of Metro Belleville (line 2 or 11), Bld Belleville – Rue de Belleville.

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During this original walk in the northeast districts of Paris, we will discover with our guide Catherine, Belleville and Ménilmontant districts which provide a diverse approach to the city of Paris; once inhabited by an industrious population, it has become a melting pot of various nationalities.


The Belleville Park offers a beautiful view on the city, it has a local vineyard and hosts popular cafés on charming squares. It has preserved small streets bordered with pavilions (houses) and hidden courtyards.


Ménilmontant was home to Edith Piaf: with its hilly and winding roads, its fountains, its artist’s workshops, its charming passages and its « Cités », hidden pathways lined with small houses built in the early 20th century for workers.


From the heights of Belleville and Menilmontant, we will have one of the best views over Paris.


About the Instructor: Catherine Estivalezes holds a PHD in British and American Studies from the Sorbonne and has been involved for years in a Foundation for promoting Contemporary Art, before getting back to Art History studies. She has several years of experience in guiding, including districts, monuments, museums, and temporary exhibitions.

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