Our big tour of Paris hidden, and green villages continues with the visit of the Mouzaïa neighborhood. Perched on the heights of Paris, above the Parc des Buttes Chaumont, the Mouzaïa neighborhood is a luxury, quiet and voluptuous wonder.
The 250 houses of the neighborhood have been built in 1879 in lieu of former gypsum quarries, hence the sloping aspect of the little cobbled streets. By the way, it was to welcome workers working in these quarries that the neighborhood was created. At that time, a deal was done between the city of Paris and the owners of the land so that houses could have a ground floor and one story only. This explains why the Mouzaïa now looks like a lovely countryside village.
Colorful villas and small houses made of bricks line the streets reserved for pedestrians. Here, no cars, no unnecessary noise. Everywhere, trees, flowered gardens, street lamps that look like from another century, small birds chirping in a corner, cats roaming around… a genuine heaven in Paris!
Have fun and walk around the maze of alleys and dead ends, I bet you’ll find a surprising house, a scented flower, a local delighted to tell you about the story of the neighborhood. In one word: relax!
Quartier de la Mouzaïa
3 Rue de Mouzaïa
75019 Paris 19