walks : ++ Culture : ++ Shopping : +
20th arrondissement is rich in history. Indeed, inhabited
by people of all origins, it has its own character. It is
famous for the Père-Lachaise cemetery, where numerous
famous artists are buried. You can wander among the tombs
of Oscar Wilde, Jim Morrison, and many others. The distinctive
feature of this arrondissement is the village spirit which
has remained intact in the Belleville, Charonne, and Ménilmontant
20th arrondissement is mostly inhabited by artists, and is
a real haven of peace. In the Belleville neighbourhood, you
can even find a charming estate of houses. You will discover
this arrondissement in a bucolic, secret atmosphere. The 20th
is more a residential than tourist neighbourhood.
lovers of leisurely walks:
the Belleville neighbourhood you can discover different types
of architecture. Why not bask in the sun in the Parc Belleville,
with its numerous lakes, fountains, its impressive staircase
with 1930s architecture and, on the other side of the bridge,
a children's play area awaits you. You can also lose yourself
in the maze of winding little lanes which characterize the
whole of this arrondissement.
lovers of culture:
main cultural attraction of this arrondissement is
Père Lachaise cemetery. This gigantic cemetery shelters
within its walls both ordinary unknown citizens and celebrities
such as Morrison, Hugo, Apollinaire, Chopin and other important
names that have made their mark on history.
on leaving behind this visit of the past, you can stop at
the Musée Edith Piaf, where her fans have brought together
parts of her life (records, clothes, photos).
lovers of shopping:
the bars located close to the Père Lachaise Cemetery
propose, if you want to quench your thirst, souvenir photos
and pictures of the stars buried there.
are the main souvenirs that you will find when you visit the
20th arrondissement of Paris.
remember : Le Cimetière du
Père-Lachaise / Le quartier de Belleville / Le Quartier
de Charonne / le Quartier du Ménilmontant / Le Musée