Buttes-Chaumont - Belleville

Buttes-Chaumont - Belleville's beloved park brings the neighborhood together on weekend afternoons.

Buttes-Chaumont-Belleville’s reputation for resisting Parisian assimilation lends it an unconventionally-French feel. Historically known as a neighborhood for new immigrants, African and Asian populations contribute to its renowned culinary culture. Artists also call this northeastern Paris neighborhood home; their presence is evidenced by the murals and graffiti that cover its elegantly weathered apartment complexes. Buttes-Chaumont-Belleville’s kinetic energy enlivens its clangorous streets, while its enchanting green space provides the perfect outlet for nature-seeking spirits.

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On the Map

Buttes-Chaumont - Belleville is bordered by Canal Saint-Martin, Gare du Nord - Gare de I'Est, République, X Arrondissement, La Villette, XI Arrondissement, and Père Lachaise - Ménilmontant

  • Public transit is Easy
  • Having a car is Difficult

Charles de Gaulle airport: About 50 min by Subway (35 min by taxi)
Orly airport: About an hour by Subway (35 min by taxi)
Châtelet-les-Halles: About 10 min Subway
Eiffel Tower: About 30 min by Subway

A Great Park Really Takes You Out of the City

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Parc des Buttes-Chaumont will help you disconnect from the city's manic nature.

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Amidst this bucolic landscape, take time to walk, catch up with friends, or simply embrace a little solitude.

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After a good walk in the park, enjoy a refreshment at the Rosa Bonheur.

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This is the coolest area of Paris according to the popular cultural newspaper "Les Inrocks". Enjoy real parisien ambiance and explore this trendy area filled with many art galleries."

A Mix of Influences

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Cheaper meals and cafes keep these streets busy.

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A growing bohemian vibe is making its mark on this traditional immigrant community.

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A wide range of culinary traditions blend in Belleville.

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We took advantage of the many Velib bike share stations in the area and chose to bike to downtown as well."

Jennifer

Visited in 2012

Adopted by Artists

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Belleville's walls, columns, and every see-able surface are considered blank canvases by street artists.

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From its galleries to its streets, art is everywhere in Belleville.

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Unlike many communities, Belleville embraces its urban art movement.

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Lovely location for a sense of real parisian living, with lovely restaurants, bars, boulangeries, markets and a fantastic park all in easy strolling distance."

Alex

Visited in 2013

Photography

Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:

Marc Olivier Le Blanc specializes in commercial and editorial portrait photography. Although he's currently based in the vibrant Mission neighborhood of San Francisco, he returned to his native France to shoot Paris for this project through a traveler's eye. He always strives to turn both the ordinary and the unusual into something extraordinary.

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Rachael Woodson is an American photographer based in Paris. She studied photography at the School of Visual Arts in NYC and ENSBA in Paris. Her work explores realms of psychology and family. She also photographs for clients including Airbnb, Rolling Stone, and Nylon. Rachael had an amazing time photographing the diverse neighborhoods and people of Paris for this project.

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Loïc is a French photographer and world traveler addict based in Paris. He has been traveling all around the world trying to capture every unforgettable experience he met on his way. In Paris, the city where he grew up, he has the great opportunity to share with Airbnb his comprehensive knowledge of the City of Light.

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