Père Lachaise - Ménilmontant

Unless you're inside one of its music clubs, this northeast Paris neighborhood keeps mostly quiet.

Père Lachaise – Ménilmontant is a northeast Paris neighborhood that doesn’t dress to impress. Instead, its allure resides in its local core—family owned brasseries and shops fill the neighborhood’s main avenues. Its statements are subtle, and they often escape into the air outside its music clubs and cagey nightlife destinations. Père Lachaise – Ménilmontant’s sonic roots run deep—it’s home to the world famous cemetery where musical legends like Jim Morrison and Edith Piaf rest.

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On the Map

Père Lachaise - Ménilmontant is bordered by République, Bastille, XI Arrondissement, Nation, Buttes-Chaumont - Belleville, and XX Arrondissement

  • 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 55 min by Subway (40 min by taxi)
Châtelet-les-Halles : About 20 min by Subway
Eiffel Tower: About 30 min by Subway

Endearing Edginess In Northeast Paris

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Some argue that born-and-raised residents of Père Lachaise – Ménilmontant embody the true Parisian spirit, far from the tourist activity in the city's core.

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Independent businesses outnumber corporate stores, and apartment buildings trade ornate dressings for functional facades.

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A palpable sense of community courses through Père Lachaise – Ménilmontant.

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It evidences itself alongside the neighborhood's sidewalk cafes.

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Very cosmopolitan area, less touristy than the rest of the capital. It turns out to be busy and vibrant in the evenings."

An Artistic Touch

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In Père Lachaise – Ménilmontant, street artists don't have to draw in the dark.

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In Père Lachaise – Ménilmontant, their work is commissioned.

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In Père Lachaise – Ménilmontant, their work is celebrated.

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It's a great neighborhood, very close [...] to beautiful and lesser known parts of the city such as "La Campagne à Paris" -- a cobblestone streets with individual houses from the beginning of the 20th century -- or "Village de Charonne" -- an authentic old neighbourhood that recalls what the villages around Paris used to be in the 19th century!"

Bucolic Père Lachaise Cemetery

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Revered both for its elegance and as the famous resting place of international icons, the Père Lachaise cemetery creates beauty out of sorrow.

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Jim Morrison, Edith Piaf and Oscar Wilde were laid to rest in Père Lachaise.

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If you venture past their graves, you are likely to find headstones dating back to the 18th century.

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A parisian friend stopped by and was amazed at the location, saying that [it] was one of the most amazing neighborhoods in the city, one of the few places that had a life without being touristy. I agree."

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Visited in 2012

A Night in Père Lachaise – Ménilmontant: A Local Favorite

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Peppered with dive bars and sidewalk cafes, locals spend long hours enjoying Père Lachaise – Ménilmontant's laid-back nightlife.

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Bar hop your way from drink to drink.

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One of the most trendy places to stay in Paris: Ménilmontant area is THE fashionable 'up and coming' area in Paris."

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Hosts PISCINE PERE LACHAISE

Photography

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

Oliver Knight is a freelance photographer who divides his time between two bases in Paris and London. Upon graduation from Camberwell College of the Arts he began shooting for a number of editorial clients. A decade later he has harboured numerous long standing professional relationships regularly shooting editorial features for magazines, travel guides and inflight publications. When not behind the camera he enjoys cycles along the French coast and watching the world go by from his favourite cafe terraces with a cup of tea close at hand.

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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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