The main attraction of Belleville is its charming, narrow streets, a reminder of Old Paris especially at Place des Fêtes where much of the medieval architecture remains preserved. Parisians enjoy coming to Belleville during the week on Tuesdays and Fridays for the outdoor farmers market held along the quarter’s streets at Boulevard de Belleville.
The quarter also has lovely parks such as the Parc des Buttes Chaumont and the Parc de Belleville, whose sloping hills provide panoramas of the Paris skyline. In contrast to the look and feel of Parc de Belleville, the Parc des Buttes is very different with its classical gardens and 19th century romantic feel.
Belleville is also home to the Église Réformée de Belleville, a century-old church, and one of the city’s two Chinatowns on Rue Rebelvalle. The Chinese community there only recently developed in the last thirty years.
Place des Fêtes
Farmers Market at Boulevard de Belleville
Chinatown on Rue Rebelvalle
Parc de Belleville
Parc des Buttes
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