What to do in Belleville, Ménilmontant and Père-Lachaise: Our tips and best addresses

Published by Manon de Sortiraparis · Photos by Margot de Sortiraparis · Published on January 29th, 2024 at 08:56 a.m.
Out and about in Belleville, Ménilmontant and Père-Lachaise? No time to get bored in these lively, cosmopolitan neighborhoods. Just follow the guide!

Lively, cheerful, noisy and cosmopolitan, the neighborhoods of Belleville and Ménilmontant set the pace ineastern Paris. During the day, it's a great place to dine in one of the many Asian restaurants, or simply to stroll and relax in the Parc de Belleville, which overlooks the neighborhood's narrow streets.

In the evening, night owls gather at the counters and terraces of the many bars in the area, right up to Place Gambetta, where beer flows freely at mini prices. At weekends, Père Lachaise, just a stone's throw away, welcomes tourists and families seeking calm and serenity in a constantly hectic neighborhood, after enjoying a generous and affordable brunch in one of the nearby coffee shops.

From Belleville to Ménilmontant, and even a little higher up on the Butte de Belleville - the second-highest point in Paris after the Butte Montmartre - you can stroll around with the certainty of stumbling across a nice place around every corner. But don't lose your breath climbing the devilishly steep streets of Belleville and Ménilmontant!

Follow the guide!

Where to go out in Belleville, Ménilmontant and Père-Lachaise? Our tips and best addresses:

  • Discover the history of the district

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  • For a stroll

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  • Gourmet delights

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  • Culture

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  • Entertainment

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  • Shopping

  • To keep fit

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  • Family fun

  • For a good time with friends :

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Discover all these great addresses on the map below!

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Paris's 20th arrondissement is well worth a visit. Here, in a relaxed atmosphere, you'll discover nuggets of affordable neighborhoods, lively places with a festive atmosphere, concert halls, art galleries and the famous Père Lachaise cemetery, the largest necropolis in the world. From Belleville to Ménilmontant by way of Charonne, here are the ideas for outings you won't want to miss! [Read more]

Enjoy a stroll through Belleville, Ménilmontant and Père-Lachaise!

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