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Independent Bookstores in Eastern Paris

Where to find the best independent bookstores in Eastern Paris?

 

Paris 3

 

L’Acacia

33 Boulevard du Temple, 75003 Paris
+33 (0)1 48 04 76 52

 

Comme un Roman

39 Rue de Bretagne, 75003 Paris
+33 (0)1 42 77 56 20
www.comme-un-roman.com

 

Librairie des Archives

83 Rue Vieille du Temple, 75003 Paris
+33 (0)1 42 72 13 58
www.librairiedesarchives.com

 

Librairie du Globe

67 Boulevard Beaumarchais, 75003 Paris
+33 (0)1 42 77 36 36
www.librairieduglobe.com

 

Librairie Marian Goodman

66 Rue du Temple, 75003 Paris
+33 (0)1 42 77 57 44
mariangoodman.com

 

0fr.

20 Rue Dupetit-Thouars, 75003 Paris

 

Volume

47 Rue Notre Dame de Nazareth, 75003 Paris
+33 (0)1 85 08 02 86
www.librairievolume.fr

 

Paris 4

 

La Belle Hortense

31 Rue Vieille du Temple, 75004 Paris
+33 (0)1 48 04 71 60
www.cafeine.com

 

Le Gai Rossignol

9 Rue Saint-Martin, 75004 Paris
+33 (0)1 42 74 03 02
www.legairossignol.fr

 

Librairie Opéra BD

2 Rue des Tournelles, 75004 Paris
+33 (0)1 44 54 95 12
operabd.com

 

Les Mots à la Bouche

6 Rue Sainte-Croix de la Bretonnerie, 75004 Paris
+33 (0)1 42 78 88 30
www.motsbouche.com

 

La Mouette Rieuse

17bis Rue Pavée, 75004 Paris
+33 (0)1 43 70 34 74
www.lamouetterieuse.fr

 

Paris 10

 

Artazart

83 Quai de Valmy, 75010 Paris
+33 (0)1 40 40 24 00
www.artazart.com

 

La Comète

29 Rue des Récollets, 75010 Paris
+33 (0)1 40 36 78 96
lacomete.picto.fr

 

Librairie du Canal

3 Rue Eugène Varlin, 75010 Paris
+33 (0)1 42 08 72 78
www.lalibrairieducanal.fr

 

Librairie Solidaire

27 Rue du Château d’Eau, 75010 Paris
+33 (0)9 67 07 08 58
www.lamaisonducanal.fr

 

Librairie Tamery

19 Rue du Chalet, 75010 Paris
+33 (0)6 10 82 29 18

 

Les Nouveautés

45 bis Rue du Faubourg du Temple, 75010 Paris
+33 (0)1 72 34 66 03

 

Philippe le Libraire

32 Rue des Vinaigriers, 75010 Paris
+33 1 40 38 11 39

 

Paris 11

 

BDnet Bastille

26 Rue de Charonne, 75011 Paris
+33 1 43 55 50 50
www.bdnet.com

 

Les Guetteurs de Vent

108 Avenue Parmentier, 75011 Paris
+33 (0)1 43 57 52 15

 

Lady Long Solo

38 Rue Keller, 75011 Paris
+33 (0)9 52 73 81 53
ladylongsolo.com

 

Libralire

116 Rue Saint-Maur, 75011 Paris
+33 (0)1 47 00 90 93
www.libralire.fr

 

Le Lieu Bleu

25 Rue de Vaucouleurs, 75011 Paris
+33 (0)1 42 77 10 37
www.lelieubleu.com

 

La Manœuvre

58 Rue de la Roquette, 75011 Paris
+33 (0)1 47 00 79 70
www.librest.com

 

Mona Lisait

211 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Antoine, 75011 Paris
+33 (0)1 40 24 27 36
monalisait.fr

 

La Musardine

122 Rue du Chemin Vert, 75011 Paris
+33 (0)1 49 29 48 55
www.lamusardine.com

 

Page 189

189 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Antoine, 75011 Paris
+33 (0)1 40 24 07 98
www.page189.com

 

La Rubrique à Bulles

110 Boulevard Richard Lenoir, 75011 Paris
+33 (0)1 43 38 45 15
www.larubriqueabulles.fr

 

Violette and Co

102 Rue de Charonne, 75011 Paris
+33 (0)1 43 72 16 07
www.violetteandco.com

 

Paris 12

 

L’Arbre à Lettres

62 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Antoine, 75012 Paris
+33 (0)1 53 33 83 23
www.arbrealettres.com

 

Atout Livre

203 bis Avenue Daumesnil, 75012 Paris
+33 (0)1 43 43 82 27
www.atoutlivre.com

 

Le Cabanon

122 Rue de Charenton, 75012 Paris
+33 (0)9 53 13 66 90
www.librairielecabanon.com

 

Central Comics

25 Rue de l’Ambroisie, 75012 Paris
+33 (0)9 52 78 22 71
www.central-comics.com

 

La Terrasse de Gutenberg

9 Rue Emilio Castelar, 75012 Paris
+33 (0)1 43 07 42 15
www.librairielaterrassedegutenberg.com

 

Paris 19

 

Les Buveurs d’Encre

59 Rue de Meaux, 75019 Paris
+33 (0)1 42 00 48 63
www.buveurs-dencre.com

 

L’Eau et les Rêves

9 Quai de l’Oise, 75019 Paris
+33 (0)9 51 55 08 75
www.penichelibrairie.com

 

Librairie Texture

94 Avenue Jean Jaurès, 75019 Paris
+33 (0)1 42 01 25 12
www.texture-librairie.fr

 

Paris 20

 

À Tout Lire

141 Avenue Gambetta, 75020 Paris
+33 (0)1 40 31 25 71
www.atoutlire.com

 

L’Atelier

2 bis Rue du Jourdain, 75020 Paris
+33 (0)1 43 58 00 26
www.librest.com

 

Le Barbouquin

1 Rue Denoyez, 75020 Paris
+33 (0)9 84 32 13 21

 

BDnet Nation

36 Boulevard de Charonne, 75020 Paris
+33 (0)1 43 73 01 04
www.bdnet.com

 

Le Comptoir des Mots

239 Rue des Pyrénées, 75020 Paris
+33 (0)1 47 97 65 40
www.librest.com

 

Équipages

61 Rue de Bagnolet, 75020 Paris
+33 (0)1 43 73 75 98

 

Le Genre Urbain

60 Rue de Belleville, 75020 Paris, France
+33 (0)1 44 62 27 49
www.legenreurbain.com

 

Le Jargon Libre

22 Rue de la Mare, 75020 Paris
+33 (0)6 87 48 24 61

 

Le Merle Moqueur

51 Rue de Bagnolet, 75020 Paris
+33 (0)1 40 09 08 80
www.lemerlemoqueur.fr

 

Mona Lisait Gambetta

259 Rue des Pyrénées, 75020 Paris
monalisait.fr

 

Le Monte-en-l’Air

2 Rue de la Mare, 75020 Paris
+33 (0)1 40 33 04 54
montenlair.wordpress.com

 

 

 

 

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Independent Record Stores in Eastern Paris

With scores of music venue and an artistically-minded population, Eastern Paris has something to suit all tastes when it comes to record stores.

Crate-diggers are strongly advised to venture east of Bastille, especially around the vibrant Rue de Charonne. The 11th arrondissement is a historic stronghold for Parisian record shops, boasting a versatile range of independent stores specializing in specific genres: electronic music (Synchrophone Records, Techno Import), reggae (Patate Records), rock, indie and punk (Born Bad, Music Fear Satan, Le Silence de la Rue, Souffle Continu), etc.

Further north, the Canal Saint-Martin area has seen new openings in recent years, with records stores such as Music Please and Penny Lane Records joining the colorful restaurants and bars of the Sainte-Marthe neighborhood. Crossing the canal towards Gare du Nord, record enthusiasts can discover the modern concepts of more recent additions like Walrus and Rupture.

Finally, we can only recommend checking local flea markets or brocantes, where vinyls are a common occurence. They are regularly held on public spaces such as Boulevard Richard-Lenoir or Boulevard de la Villette. Lovers of classical music and chanson française are certain to find records to their liking, and prices tend to be much lower than anywhere else. Old school jazz and rock hits are easy to come by on the market stalls, and who knows – with luck and some digging skills, you could even discover some unlikely gems!

Where to find the best independent record stores in Eastern Paris?

 

PARIS 3

 

Discocaso

77 Rue Charlot, 75003 Paris
www.discocaso.com

 

Superfly Records

53 Rue Notre Dame de Nazareth, 75003 Paris
+33 (0)1 44 61 06 07
www.superflyrecords.com

 

 

PARIS 4

 

Lucky Records

66 Rue de la Verrerie, 75004 Paris
+33 (0)1 42 72 74 13
www.lucky-records.com

 

Rock’n’Roll Voltage

23 Rue du Roi de Sicile, 75004 Paris
+33 (0)1 42 74 64 19

 

 

PARIS 10

 

Ground Zero

114 Rue du Faubourg Poissonnière, 75010 Paris
+33 (0)9 83 20 84 42
www.groundzero.fr

 

Penny Lane

23 Rue Sainte-Marthe, 75010 Paris

 

Please Music

5 Rue Jean et Marie Moinon, 75010 Paris, France
+33 (0)6 99 14 72 71

 

Record Station

13 Rue des Récollets, 75010 Paris
+33 (0)6 17 91 39 53

 

Rupture

3 Rue de la Fidélité, 75010 Paris
http://rupture.tv

 

Smallville Records

26 Rue du Château d’Eau, 75010 Paris
+33 (0)1 42 06 69 49
www.smallville-records.fr

 

Walrus

34 TER Rue de Dunkerque, 75010 Paris
+33 (0)1 45 26 06 40
www.the-walrus.fr

 

 

PARIS 11

 

Betino’s Records

32 Rue Saint-Sébastien, 75011 Paris
+33 (0)1 43 14 61 34
www.betinos.com

 

Bigwax Records

72 bis Rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud, 75011 Paris
+33 (0)9 80 57 12 61
bigwaxrecords.fr

 

Born Bad

11 Rue St Sabin, 75011 Paris
+33 (0)9 53 07 84 58
www.bornbadrecords.net

 

Comets Café & Disques

38 Rue Léon Frot, 75011 Paris
www.cafecomets.fr

 

Fargo Vinyl Shop

20 Rue Chanzy, 75011 Paris
+33 (0)9 53 79 64 12
www.fargovinylshop.com

 

Heart Beat Vinyl

26 Rue Godefroy Cavaignac, 75011 Paris
+33 (0)9 51 65 92 08
www.heartbeatvinyl.com

 

Music Avenue

10 Rue Paul Bert, 75011 Paris
+33 (0)1 40 24 16 20
www.musicavenueparis.com

 

Music Fear Satan

4 Bis Rue Richard Lenoir, 75011 Paris
+33 (0)1 56 92 29 60
www.musicfearsatan.com

 

Patate Records

57 Rue de Charonne, 75011 Paris
+33 (0)1 48 06 58 11
www.patate-records.com

 

Pop Culture

23 Rue Keller, 75011 Paris
+33 (0)1 43 55 34 68
www.popcultureshop.fr

 

Le Silence de la Rue

39 Rue Faidherbe, 75011 Paris
+33 (0)1 40 24 16 16

 

Souffle Continu

22 Rue Gerbier, 75011 Paris
+33 (0)1 40 24 17 21
www.soufflecontinu.com

 

Synchrophone Records

6 Rue des Taillandiers, 75011 Paris
+33 (0)1 48 05 35 30
www.syncrophone.fr

 

Techno Import

16 Rue des Taillandiers, 75011 Paris
+33 (0) 48 05 71 56
www.techno-import.fr

 

Toolbox Records

30 Rue Saint-Ambroise, 75011 Paris
+33 (0)1 48 05 80 16
www.toolboxrecords.com

 

Vinyl Office

9 Rue Trousseau, 75011 Paris
+33 (0)6 58 10 65 69

 

 

PARIS 12

 

Citeaux Sphère

45 Rue de Cîteaux, 75012 Paris
+33 (0)1 72 60 76 88

 

La Cuve à Son

56 Rue Traversière, 75012 Paris
+33 (0)6 48 30 24 09
www.lacuveason.com

 

Hands and Arms

72 Rue Crozatier, 75012 Paris
+33 (0)6 48 36 62 07
www.handsandarms.com

 

 

PARIS 19

 

Kanaga Records

30 Rue de l’Ourcq, 75019 Paris
+33 (0)9 83 66 67 51

 

 

PARIS 20

 

Bedisc

4 Rue des Grands Champs, 75020 Paris
+33 (0)1 40 09 04 05

 

Yoyaku

74 Rue des Cascades, 75020 Paris
+33 (0)1 72 60 76 36
www.yoyaku.io

 

 

 

 

 

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Article © S.T.
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Theater and Live Performance in Eastern Paris

Away from the French capital’s most visited attractions, Eastern Paris is a true haven for culture lovers.

 

 

Paris 3

 

Gaité Lyrique

3bis Rue Papin, 75003 Paris
+33 (0)1 53 01 51 51
www.gaite-lyrique.net

 

Le Petit Casino

17 Rue Chapon, 75003 Paris
+33 (0)1 42 78 36 50
diner-spectacle-lepetitcasino.com

 

Théâtre Déjazet

41 Boulevard du Temple, 75003 Paris
+33 (0)1 48 87 52 55
www.dejazet.com

 

Théâtre du Marais

37 Rue Volta, 75003 Paris
+33 (0)1 71 73 97 83
www.theatredumarais.fr

 

Paris 4

 

Bel Canto

72 Quai de l’Hôtel de ville, 75004 Paris
+33 (0)1 42 78 30 18
www.lebelcanto.com

 

Le Double Fond

1 Place du Marché Sainte-Catherine, 75004 Paris
+33 (0)1 42 71 40 20
www.doublefond.com

 

Essaïon Théâtre

6 Rue Pierre au Lard, 75004 Paris
+33 (0)1 42 78 46 42
www.essaion-theatre.com

 

Le Point Virgule

7 Rue Sainte-Croix de la Bretonnerie, 75004 Paris
+33 (0)1 42 78 67 03
www.lepointvirgule.com

 

Théâtre des Blanc-Manteaux

15 Rue des Blancs Manteaux, 75004 Paris
+33 (0)1 48 87 15 84
www.blancsmanteaux.fr

 

Théâtre Espace Marais

22 Rue Beautreillis, 75004 Paris
+33 (0)1 48 04 91 55
www.theatreespacemarais.com

 

Théâtre de l’Île Saint-Louis

39 Quai d’Anjou, 75004 Paris
+33 (0)1 46 33 48 65
www.theatre-ilesaintlouis.com

 

Théâtre du Renard

12 Rue du Renard, 75004 Paris
+33 (0)1 45 26 04 58
http://theatre-du-renard.com

 

Théâtre de la Ville

2 Place du Châtelet, 75004 Paris
+33 (0)1 42 74 22 77
www.theatredelaville-paris.com

 

Paris 10

 

Alhambra

21 Rue Yves Toudic, 75010 Paris
+33 (0)1 40 20 40 25
www.alhambra-paris.com

 

Palais des Glaces

37 Rue du Faubourg du Temple, 75010 Paris
+33 (0)1 42 02 27 17
www.palaisdesglaces.com

 

Théâtre de la Renaissance

20 Boulevard Saint-Martin, 75010 Paris
+33 (0)1 42 08 18 50
www.theatredelarenaissance.com

 

Le Splendid

48 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Martin, 75010 Paris
+33 (0)1 42 08 21 93
www.lesplendid.com

 

Théâtre Antoine

14 Boulevard de Strasbourg, 75010 Paris
+33 (0)1 42 08 77 71
www.theatre-antoine.com

 

Théâtre du Petit Saint-Martin

17 Rue René Boulanger, 75010 Paris
+33 (0)1 42 08 00 32
www.petitsaintmartin.com

 

Théâtre de la Porte Saint-Martin

18 Boulevard Saint-Martin, 75010 Paris, France
+33 (0)1 42 08 00 32
www.portestmartin.com

 

Paris 11

 

Comédie Bastille

5 Rue Nicolas Appert, 75011 Paris
+33 (0)1 48 07 52 07
www.comedie-bastille.com

 

Comédie des 3 Bornes

32 Rue des Trois Bornes, 75011 Paris
+33 (0)1 43 57 68 29
www.comediedes3bornes.com

 

Le Passage vers les Étoiles

17 Cité Joly, 75011 Paris
+33 (0)9 50 00 60 17
passage.vers.etoiles.free.fr

 

Théâtre Artistic Athévains

45 Rue Richard Lenoir, 75011 Paris
+33 (0)1 43 56 38 32
www.artistic-athevains.com

 

Théâtre de la Bastille

76 Rue de la Roquette, 75011 Paris
+33 (0)1 43 57 42 14
www.theatre-bastille.com

 

Théâtre de Belleville

94 Rue du Faubourg du Temple, 75011 Paris
+33 (0)1 48 06 72 34
www.theatredebelleville.com

 

Théâtre du Roi René

12 Rue Edouard Lockroy, 75011 Paris
+33 (0)1 47 00 43 55
www.theatreduroireneparis.fr

 

Théâtre du Temps

9 Rue du Morvan, 75011 Paris
+33 (0)1 43 55 10 88
www.theatredutemps.net

 

Le Zèbre

63 Boulevard de Belleville, 75011 Paris
+33 (0)1 43 55 55 55
www.lezebre.com

 

Paris 12

 

Cinémathèque Française

51 Rue de Bercy, 75012 Paris
+33 (0)1 71 19 33 33
www.cinematheque.fr

 

Théâtre Douze

6 Avenue Maurice Ravel, 75012 Paris
+33 (0)1 44 75 60 31
www.theatredouze.fr

 

Théâtre Elizabeth Czerczuk

20 Rue Marsoulan, 75012 Paris
+33 (0)1 84 83 08 80
www.theatreelizabethczerczuk.fr

 

Théâtre de l’Opprimé

78 Rue du Charolais, 75012 Paris
+33 (0)1 43 45 81 20
www.theatredelopprime.com

 

Paris 19

 

Le Centquatre

104 Rue d’Aubervilliers, 75019 Paris
+33 (0)1 53 35 50 01
www.104.fr

 

Théâtre Clavel

3 Rue Clavel, 75019 Paris
+33 9 75 45 60 56
www.theatre-clavel.com

 

Théâtre Paris-Villette

211 Avenue Jean Jaurès, 75019 Paris
+33 (0)1 40 03 72 23
www.theatre-paris-villette.com

 

Paris 20

 

La Colline

15 Rue Malte Brun, 75020 Paris
+33 (0)1 44 62 52 52
www.colline.fr

 

Les Plateaux Sauvages

5 Rue des Plâtrières, 75020 Paris
+33 (0)1 40 31 26 35
www.lesplateauxsauvages.fr

 

Le Tarmac

159 Avenue Gambetta, 75020 Paris
+33 (0)1 40 31 20 96
www.letarmac.fr

 

Théâtre de Ménilmontant

15 Rue du Retrait, 75020 Paris
+33 1 46 36 98 60
www.menilmontant.info

 

Paris 1

 

Théâtre du Châtelet

1 Place du Châtelet, 75001 Paris
+33 (0)1 40 28 28 28
www.chatelet-theatre.com

 

 

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Map © S.T. © Paris Info © Google © Lieux concernés

 

Sights and Strolls in Eastern Paris

The neighborhoods of Eastern Paris have a lot to offer for locals and visitors seeking to wander off the beaten track.

Whether you’re looking to explore historic streets and colorful neighborhoods, take a stroll in one of the major parks of the area, enjoy a café on a peaceful square, or visit an ancient cemetery: here are some tips to make your time in Eastern Paris memorable.

 

 

Paris 3

 

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Le Marais
Neighborhood

 

Haut Marais
Neighborhood

 

Place de la République
Square

 

Rue au Maire
Street

 

Paris 4

 

Bassin de l’Arsenal
Waterway

 

Paris City Hall
Historic Building

 

Le Marais
Neighborhood

 

Bastille

Place de la Bastille
Square

 

Place Georges-Pompidou
Square

 

PlaceIgorStravinsky

Place Igor Stravinsky
Square

 

Place des Vosges
Square

 

Rue des Rosiers
Street

 

Saint-Jacques Tower
Historic Building

 

Paris 10

 

CanalSaintMartin

Canal Saint-Martin
Waterway

 

ChateauDEau

Château d’Eau
Neighborhood

 

Little Jaffna
Neighorbood

 

Place de la République
Square

 

Porte Saint-Denis
Historic Building

 

Porte Saint-Martin
Historic Building

 

Angle13 Copie

Rue Saint-Maur
Street

 

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Sainte-Marthe neighborhood
Neighborhood

A mosaic of peaceful streets adorned with colorful facades, lively cafés and hip boutiques. Locals flock to the little square at the heart of the Sainte-Marthe neighborhood, a haven of peace amidst the hustle and bustle of Belleville and the Rue Saint-Maur.

Rue Sainte-Marthe, 75010 Paris

 

Paris 11

 

Boulevard Richard Lenoir
Street

 

Bastille

Place de la Bastille
Square

 

Place de la Nation
Square

 

Place de la République
Square

 

Rue Léon Frot
Street

 

Rue Oberkampf
Street

 

Rue Saint-Maur
Street

 

Paris 12

 

Bassin de l’Arsenal
Waterway

 

BoisDeVincennes

Bois de Vincennes
Park

 

Coulée Verte
Park

 

Faubourg Saint-Antoine
Street

 

ParcDeBercy

Parc de Bercy
Park

 

Bastille

Place de la Bastille
Square

 

Place de la Nation
Square

 

Paris 19

 

Bassin de la Villette
Waterway

 

ButteBergeyre

Butte Bergeyre
Neighborhood

 

centquatre

Le Centquatre
Historic Building

 

Headquarters of the French Communist Party
Historic Building

 

Mouzaia

La Mouzaïa
Neighborhood

 

Les Orgues de Flandres
Historic Building

 

Parc des Buttes-Chaumont
Park

 

LaVillette3

Parc de la Villette
Park

 

Rotonde de la Villette
Historic Building

 

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Rue de Belleville
Street

 

Paris 20

 

Belleville Cemetery
Cemetery

 

La Campagne à Paris
Neighborhood

 

Charonne
Neighborhood

 

ParcDeBelleville

Parc de Belleville
Park

 

PèreLachaise

Père-Lachaise Cemetery
Cemetery

 

Place Gambetta
Square

 

Place Henri Krasucki
Square

 

Rue de Belleville
Street

 

RueDesnoyez

Rue Denoyez
Street

An iconic spot for Parisian street artists. The former artist cooperatives are currently being turned into social housing, with trendy cafés and boutiques opening all around.

Rue Denoyez, 75020 Paris

 

Rue des Vignoles
Street

 

Villa de l’Ermitage
Street

 

 

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Museums and Cultural Venues in Eastern Paris

Away from the French capital’s most visited attractions, Eastern Paris is a true haven for culture lovers.

The medieval maze of Le Marais is dotted with galleries and cultural venues. Above its ancient rooftops, it is hard to miss the colorful structure of the Centre Pompidou, Europe’s largest modern art museum.

Further east, the neighborhoods of République, Belleville and Ménilmontant are dotted with galleries of all sizes focusing on a wide array of artistic mediums. The area makes for a perfect getaway for art aficionados seeking to avoid the crowds of central Paris’ tourist hotspots.

The area of La Villette, in northeast Paris, is home to prominent cultural venues such as the Cité de la Musique and Cité des Sciences. While taking a leisurely walk along the canal, don’t hesitate do make a detour to explore Le Centquatre, a cultural center hosting art exhibits and live performances.

 

 

 

PARIS 3

 

Gaité Lyrique

3bis Rue Papin, 75003 Paris
+33 (0)1 53 01 51 51
www.gaite-lyrique.net

 

Galerie Pascaline Mulliez

42 Rue de Montmorency, 75003 Paris
+33 (0)1 43 38 64 08
www.pascalinemulliez.com

 

Galerie Templon

30 Rue Beaubourg, 75003 Paris
+33 (0)1 42 72 14 10
www.templon.com

 

Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac Paris Marais

7 Rue Debelleyme, 75003 Paris
+33 (0)1 42 72 99 00
www.ropac.net

 

Musée Carnavalet

16 Rue des Francs Bourgeois, 75003 Paris
+33 (0)1 44 59 58 58
www.carnavalet.paris.fr

 

Musée Cognacq-Jay

8 Rue Elzevir, 75003 Paris
+33 (0)1 40 27 07 21
www.museecognacqjay.paris.fr

 

Musée d’Art et d’Histoire du Judaïsme

71 Rue du Temple, 75003 Paris
+33 (0)1 53 01 86 53
www.mahj.org

 

Musée des Archives Nationales

60 Rue des Francs Bourgeois, 75003 Paris
+33 (0)1 40 27 60 96
www.archives-nationales.culture.gouv.fr

 

Musée des Arts et Métiers

60 Rue Réaumur, 75003 Paris
+33 (0)1 53 01 82 00
www.arts-et-metiers.net

 

Musée Picasso

5 Rue de Thorigny, 75003 Paris
+33 (0)1 85 56 00 36
www.museepicassoparis.fr

 

Polka Galerie

12-14 Rue Saint-Gilles, 75003 Paris
+33 (0)1 76 21 41 30
www.polkagalerie.com

 

 

PARIS 4

 

Centre Pompidou

Place Georges-Pompidou, 75004 Paris
+33 (0)1 44 78 12 33
www.centrepompidou.fr

 

Galerie Binome

19 Rue Charlemagne, 75004 Paris
+33 (0)1 42 74 27 25
www.galeriebinome.com

 

Galerie Jamault

19 Rue des Blancs Manteaux, 75004 Paris
+33 (0)1 42 74 13 85
www.galeriejamault.com

 

Maison de Victor Hugo

6 Place des Vosges, 75004 Paris
+33 (0)1 42 72 10 16
www.maisonsvictorhugo.paris.fr

 

Maison des Métallos

94 Rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud, 75011 Paris
+33 (0)1 47 00 25 20
www.maisondesmetallos.org

 

Maison Européenne de la Photographie

5/7 Rue de Fourcy, 75004 Paris
+33 (0)1 44 78 75 00
www.mep-fr.org

 

Mémorial de la Shoah

17 Rue Geoffroy l’Asnier, 75004 Paris
+33 (0)1 42 77 44 72
www.memorialdelashoah.org

 

Pavillon de l’Arsenal

21 Boulevard Morland, 75004 Paris
+33 (0)1 42 76 33 97
www.pavillon-arsenal.com

 

Photo12 Galerie

14 Rue des Jardins Saint-Paul, 75004 Paris
+33 (0)1 42 78 24 21
www.galerie-photo12.fr

 

 

PARIS 10

 

The Community

65 Rue du Château d’Eau, 75010 Paris
www.thecommunity.io

 

Les Douches La Galerie

5 Rue Legouvé, 75010 Paris
+33 (0)1 78 94 03 00
www.lesdoucheslagalerie.com

 

Espace Beaurepaire

28 Rue Beaurepaire, 75010 Paris
+33 (0)1 42 45 59 64
www.espacebeaurepaire.com

 

Espace Japon

12 Rue de Nancy, 75010 Paris
+33 (0)1 47 00 77 47
www.espacejapon.com

 

Fisheye Gallery

2 Rue de l’Hôpital Saint-Louis, 75010 Paris
+33 1 40 37 24 19
www.fisheyegallery.fr

 

Galerie Martel

17 Rue Martel, 75010 Paris
+33 (0)1 42 46 35 09
www.galeriemartel.com

 

Galerie Michel Lagarde

13 Rue Bouchardon, 75010 Paris
www.michellagarde.fr

 

Galerie Wallworks

4 Rue Martel, 75010 Paris
+33 (0)9 54 30 29 51
www.galerie-wallworks.com

 

 

PARIS 11

 

Arts Factory

27 Rue de Charonne, 75011 Paris
+33 (0)6 22 85 35 86
www.artsfactory.net

 

Ateliers des Lumières

38 Rue Saint-Maur, 75011 Paris
+33 (0)1 80 98 46 00
atelier-lumieres.com

 

Le Cabinet d’Amateur

12 Rue de la Forge Royale, 75011 Paris
+33 (0)1 43 48 14 06
www.lecabinetdamateur.com

 

Dorothy’s Gallery

27 Rue Keller, 75011 Paris
+33 (0)1 43 57 08 51
dorothysgallery.com

 

Galerie Guigon

39 Rue de Charenton, 75012 Paris
+33 (0)1 53 17 69 53
http://www.galerie-guigon.com

 

Galerie Satellite

7 Rue François de Neufchâteau, 75011 Paris
+33 (0)1 43 79 80 20
galeriesatellite.jimdo.com

 

Galerie Univer / Colette Colla

6 Cité de l’Ameublement, 75011 Paris
+33 (0)1 43 67 00 67
www.uni-ver.com

 

H Gallery

90 Rue de la Folie Méricourt, 75011 Paris
+33 (0)1 48 06 67 38
www.h-gallery.fr

 

Point Rouge Gallery

4 Rue du Dahomey, 75011 Paris
+33 (0)1 43 72 01 22
www.pointrouge-gallery.com

 

Progress Gallery

4 Passage de la Fonderie, 75011 Paris
+33 (0)1 70 23 30 20
www.progressgallery.com

 

Slow Galerie

5 Rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud, 75011 Paris
+33 (0)1 43 55 44 68
www.slowgalerie.com

 

 

PARIS 12

 

Art Up Deco

39 Avenue Daumesnil, 75012 Paris
+33 (0)1 46 28 80 23
www.artup-deco.com

 

Cinémathèque Française – Musée du Cinéma

51 Rue de Bercy, 75012 Paris
+33 (0)1 71 19 33 33
www.cinematheque.fr

 

Galerie Claude Samuel

69 Avenue Daumesnil, 75012 Paris
+33 (0)1 53 17 01 11
galerie-claude-samuel.business.site

 

Galerie de la Voûte

42 Rue de la Voûte, 75012 Paris
+33 (0)6 09 94 49 60
www.galeriedelavoute.com

 

Musée des Arts Forains

53 Avenue des Terroirs de France, 75012 Paris
+33 (0)1 43 40 16 22
www.arts-forains.com

 

Musée National de l’Histoire de l’Immigration

293 Avenue Daumesnil, 75012 Paris
+33 (0)1 53 59 58 60
www.histoire-immigration.fr

 

 

PARIS 19

 

Centre Clavel

24 bis Rue Clavel, 75019 Paris
+33 (0)1 42 40 87 78
https://ligueo.ligueparis.org/centre/11-clavel

 

Cité de la Musique

221 Avenue Jean Jaurès, 75019 Paris
+33 (0)1 44 84 44 84
philharmoniedeparis.fr

 

Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie

30 Avenue Corentin Cariou, 75019 Paris
+33 (0)1 40 05 70 00
www.cite-sciences.fr

 

Le Centquatre

104 Rue d’Aubervilliers, 75019 Paris
+33 (0)1 53 35 50 01
www.104.fr

 

Espace Reine de Saba

30 Rue Pradier, 75019 Paris
+33 (0)1 43 57 93 92
www.espacereinedesaba.org

 

Galerie Bugada & Cargnel

7 Rue de l’Équerre, 75019 Paris
+33 (0)9 53 55 10 62
www.bugadacargnel.com

 

Galerie Louchard

49 Avenue Jean Jaurès, 75019 Paris

 

Grande Halle de la Villette

211 Avenue Jean Jaurès, 75019 Paris
+33 (0)1 40 03 75 75
lavillette.com

 

Le Plateau

22 Rue des Alouettes, 75019 Paris
+33 (0)1 76 21 13 41
www.fraciledefrance.com

 

La Vache Bleue

25 Quai de l’Oise, 75019 Paris
+33 (0)1 40 35 66 75
www.lavachebleue.fr

 

Le 61

3 Rue de l’Oise, 75019 Paris
+33 (0)1 42 05 09 17
www.61paris.fr

 

 

PARIS 20

 

Ateliers d’Artistes de Belleville

1 Rue Francis Picabia, 75020 Paris
+33 1 73 74 27 67
ateliers-artistes-belleville.fr

 

Espace Louise Michel

42 ter Rue des Cascades, 75020 Paris
+33 1 43 15 08 61
www.espacelouisemichel.net

 

Galerie 22,48m²

30 Rue des Envierges, 75020 Paris
+33 9 81 72 26 37
www.2248m2.com

 

Galerie Crèvecœur

9 Rue des Cascades, 75020 Paris
+33 (0)9 54 57 31 26
galeriecrevecoeur.com

 

Galerie Intervalle

12 Rue Jouye-Rouve, 75020 Paris
+33 (0)1 43 15 94 58
www.galerie-intervalle.com

 

Galerie KO21

78 Rue Haxo, 75020 Paris
+33 (0)9 53 34 14 77
http://www.artsper.com

 

Galerie Marcelle Alix

4 Rue Jouye-Rouve, 75020 Paris
+33 (0)9 50 04 16 80
http://www.marcellealix.com

 

Galerie Jocelyn Wolff

78 Rue Julien Lacroix, 75020 Paris
+33 (0)1 42 03 05 65
www.galeriewolff.com

 

Maëlle Galerie

3 Rue Ramponeau, 75020 Paris
+33 (0)6 14 80 42 00
www.maellegalerie.com

 

Pavillon Carré de Baudouin

121 Rue de Ménilmontant, 75020 Paris
+33 (0)1 58 53 55 40
https://www.pavilloncarredebaudouin.fr

 

 

PARIS 18

 

In Situ

14 Boulevard de la Chapelle, 75018 Paris
+33 (0)1 53 79 06 12
www.insituparis.fr

 

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Neighborhood Guide – Belleville & Ménilmontant

With their narrow streets sloping down to the bustling boulevards downhill, Belleville and Ménilmontant are two of the most iconic neighborhoods of Eastern Paris.

Former villages perched on the side of a hill, these historically working-class neighborhoods became a favorite nightlife retreat of Parisians even before they were incorporated as part of the capital in 1860. Their lively reputation remains true to this day!

Many residents of Belleville and Ménilmontant fully embraced the  social uprisings of the 19th century – notably during the Paris Commune of 1871, with the last barricades standing below today’s verdant Parc de Belleville.

In more recent history, waves of new residents arrived from all parts of the world, originating from Armenia, Central and Eastern Europe, North and West Africa, Southeast Asia, China, etc. Both neighborhoods have quickly become a mosaic of cultures in the heart of Paris.

Beyond its hidden cobblestone streets and secret stairways, Belleville and Ménilmontant have much more to offer than the old Parisian cliché. Today, locals and visitors alike can be found sharing a drink on a terrace, enjoying a truly international cuisine, and leisurely wandering around the area’s two large green spaces: the Parc des Buttes-Chaumont and Parc de Belleville.

 

Sights and attractions

 

 

ButteBergeyre

Butte Bergeyre

Climb up the stairs leading from Avenue Simon Bolivar to the Rue Georges Lardennois to explore this hidden hilltop neighborhood overlooking Eastern Paris. Don’t forget to check out the vines and community garden, featuring great views of Montmartre in the distance.

Rue Georges Lardennois, 75019 Paris

 

Parc de Belleville

At the heart of the neighborhood, the Parc de Belleville offers wonderful views of the Parisian cityscape and green lawns to chill in the summertime. Atop the hillside park is the Belvédère, a popular hanging spot for locals where community events are held regularly.

27 Rue Piat, 75020 Paris

 

Place Henri Krasucki

A maze of narrow streets lead to this charming roundabout, where Bellevillois gather to meet at one of the cafés surrounding the square. Don’t forget to check out the corner bakery, which is actually registered as a historic building thanks to its ancient tile decoration. The surrounding Rue des Envierges, Rue de la Mare, and Rue des Cascades are very popular with Parisian street artists.

Place Henri Krasucki, 75020 Paris

 

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Rue de Belleville

Rue de Belleville, 75020 Paris

 

RueDesnoyez

Rue Denoyez

An iconic spot for Parisian street artists. The former artist cooperatives are currently being turned into social housing, with trendy cafés and boutiques opening all around.

Rue Denoyez, 75020 Paris

 

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Sainte-Marthe neighborhood

A mosaic of peaceful streets adorned with colorful facades, lively cafés and hip boutiques. Locals flock to the little square at the heart of the Sainte-Marthe neighborhood, a haven of peace amidst the hustle and bustle of Belleville and the Rue Saint-Maur.

Rue Sainte-Marthe, 75010 Paris

 

Villa de l’Ermitage

A quiet alleyway lined with trees and artists’ studios – a great spot for those seeking some peace in the heart of Ménilmontant.

Villa de l’Ermitage, 75020 Paris

 

Cultural Venues

 

Ateliers d’artistes de Belleville

1 Rue Francis Picabia, 75020 Paris
+33 1 73 74 27 67
ateliers-artistes-belleville.fr

 

Espace Louise Michel

42 ter Rue des Cascades, 75020 Paris
+33 1 43 15 08 61
www.espacelouisemichel.net

 

Maison des Métallos

94 Rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud, 75011 Paris
+33 1 47 00 25 20
www.maisondesmetallos.org

 

Pavillon Carré de Baudouin

121 Rue de Ménilmontant, 75020 Paris
+33 1 58 53 55 40
www.mairie20.paris.fr

 

Théâtre de Belleville

94 Rue du Faubourg du Temple, 75011 Paris
+33 (0)1 48 06 72 34
www.theatredebelleville.com

 

Théâtre Clavel

3 Rue Clavel, 75019 Paris
+33 9 75 45 60 56
www.theatre-clavel.com

 

Théâtre de Ménilmontant

15 Rue du Retrait, 75020 Paris
+33 1 46 36 98 60
www.menilmontant.info

 

Lodging

 

Generator Hostel

Opened in 2015, this state-of-the-art hostel boasts some impressive features including a café, a restaurant, and a lively rooftop bar offering great views of the city. The property is located right above line 2 of the Metro, and is only a short walk away from the Canal Saint-Martin and the charming Saint-Marthe neighborhood.

9-11 Place du Colonel Fabien, 75010 Paris
+33 (0)1 70 98 84 00
ask.paris@generatorhostels.com
https://generatorhostels.com/destinations/paris

 

The Loft Boutique Hostel and Hotel

This colorful hostel is located in the heart of the bustling Belleville neighborhood: an ideal situation the enjoy the area’s many restaurants and bars. The property is nestled right under the slanted Parc de Belleville, which boasts some of the best views of the city.

70 Rue Julien Lacroix, 75020 Paris
+33 (0)1 42 02 42 02
bonjour@theloft-paris.com
theloft-paris.com

 

Les Piaules

This elegant hostel is located on a corner building overlooking the busy Boulevard de Belleville, in the heart of one a multicultural neighborhood rich with cafés and nightlife venues. Don’t forget to enjoy a craft beer at the bar or on the terrasse, or check out the rooftops of Paris from the rooftop patio.

59 Boulevard de Belleville, 75011 Paris
+ 33 (0)1 43 55 09 97
contact@lespiaules.com

https://www.lespiaules.com

 

Restaurants

 

L’Atelier Libanais
Lebanese Restaurant

Charming Lebanese restaurant serving falafels and shawarmas.

91 Rue de Belleville, 75019 Paris
+33 (0)1 44 65 95 25

www.atelier-libanais.com

 

Les Bols d’Antoine
Vegetarian – Vegan Restaurant

10 Rue des Envierges, 75020 Paris, France
+33 6 99 18 39 52

 

La Cantine de Belleville
French Restaurant

108 Boulevard de Belleville, 75020 Paris
+33 1 43 15 99 29
lacantinebelleville.fr

 

Guo Min
Chinese and Southeast Asian Restaurant

A pioneering address of the Belleville Chinatown, Guo Min offers quality dishes in a traditional setting.

39 Rue de Belleville, 75019 Paris
+33 1 42 08 88 88
guo-min-paris.business.site

 

Le Faitout
Vegetarian – Vegan Restaurant

This vegan restaurant with a classic bistrot flair stands above a charming stairway leading to the Parc des Buttes-Chaumont. Outdoor terrace and occasional concerts.

23 Avenue Simon Bolivar, 75019 Paris
+33 (0)1 42 08 07 09

www.lefaitout.fr

 

Floréal Belleville
Cultural Café welcoming Rotating Chefs

Fully renovated, this historic venue at the foot of the Parc de Belleville reopened in late 2018 as a café, restaurant, and cultural center.

43 Rue des Couronnes, 75020 Paris, France
+33 1 43 61 94 66

 

Le Firat
Kurdish Restaurant

This Kurdish restaurant is located at the crossroad of two of the area’s busiests streets, the Rue du Faubourg-du-Temple and the Rue Saint-Maur.

175 Rue Saint-Maur, 75011 Paris
+33 1 40 21 04 69

 

Krung Thep Mahanakorn
Thai Restaurant

61 Rue de Belleville, 75019 Paris
+33 1 53 19 08 46

 

Lou Pascalou
Cultural café

14 Rue des Panoyaux, 75020 Paris
+33 1 46 36 78 10
www.cafe-loupascalou.com

 

Le Mezze du Chef
Turkish Restaurant

80 Rue de Ménilmontant, 75020 Paris
+33 (0)6 95 65 19 20
www.lemezzeduchefcigkofte.fr

 

Mian Guan
Chinese Restaurant

Climb up the sloping Rue de Belleville to try this Chinese restaurant specialing in hand-pulled noodles.

€ – –

34 Rue de Belleville, 75020 Paris
+33 (0)1 40 33 45 01

 

Le Mistral
French Restaurant

This surprising bistrot serves traditional food from Aveyron. Guests can enjoy a café on the terrace, or explore the charming interior and quiet outdoor patio before savoring some aligot.

401 Rue des Pyrénées, 75020 Paris
+33 1 46 36 98 20

 

Il Posto
Italian Restaurant

Gourmet pizzas prepared by an Italian staff. Modern indoor setting and wide terrace on the lively Rue des Pyrénées.

356 Rue des Pyrénées, 75020 Paris
+33 1 43 66 18 58
www.ilposto.fr

 

LePresident

Le Président
Chinese Restaurant

This classic Chinese restaurant boasting a grandiose decor is a staple of the Belleville Chinatown. Several French presidents actually came to enjoy its cuisine.

120 Rue du Faubourg du Temple, 75011 Paris
+33 1 47 00 17 18
www.lepresident-paris.fr

 

Primeur

Primeur
Vegetarian – Vegan Restaurant

4 Rue Lemon, 75020 Paris
+33 (0)1 71 70 95 28

 

Là-haut
French Restaurant

10 Rue Pixérécourt, 75020 Paris
+33 9 51 07 78 68
lahautparis20.business.site

 

Tang Gourmet Belleville
Chinese and Southeast Asian Restaurant

In the heart of the Belleville Chinatown, a simple cantine offering roast duck and crispy pork belly.

€ – –

8 Rue de Belleville, 75020 Paris
+33 (0)1 43 58 18 11
www.tang-freres.fr

 

TinTin

Tin Tin
Vietnamese Restaurant

17 Rue Louis Bonnet, 75011 Paris
+33 (0)1 43 55 50 13

 

Grabbing a Drink

 

 

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Aux Folies

A classic Parisian bar populated by locals and visitors alike. There’s a large terrace to relax see the hustle and bustle of Rue de Belleville. Efficient staff and low prices.


€ – –

8 Rue de Belleville, 75020 Paris
www.aux-folies-belleville.fr

 

 

Le Barbouquin

Literary café-bar set in the pedestrian Rue Denoyez.

1 Rue Denoyez, 75020 Paris
+33 9 84 32 13 21

 

Café Chéri

Popular neighborhood bar with low prices, lively terrace and warm neon lightings.


€ – –

44 Boulevard de la Villette, 75019 Paris
+33 9 53 05 93 36

 

Culture Rapide

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Artsy bar-café with occasional open mics and consistently low prices. Culture Rapide has one of Paris’ most pleasant terraces, sprawling on a lively square facing Rue de Belleville. Poetry, music, comedy nights: there is something for every taste in the busy event calendar.


€ – –

103 Rue Julien Lacroix, 75020 Paris
culture-rapide.business.site

 

La Laverie

Hip neighborhood bar at the corner of the peaceful Rue Sorbier.

1, rue Sorbier, 75020 Paris
www.cafelalaverie.fr

 

Les Mésanges

Cute bistro with a terrace, a perfect spot to enjoy the quiet Place Henri-Krasucki.

82 Rue de la Mare, 75020 Paris
+33 (0)1 42 52 99 69
lesmesanges.eatbu.com

 

Les Nouveaux Sauvages

Colorful bar with a prime terrace on the pleasant Rue des Pyrénées.

12 Place du Guignier, 75020 Paris
+33 (0)9 53 82 66 23

 

Le Saint-Sauveur

This leftist bar embodies some of the radical politics that have long been part of Belleville and Ménilmontant history. Great spot to grab a beer while enjoying the reggae or ska playing in the background.

€ – –

11 Rue des Panoyaux, 75020 Paris

 

La Sardine

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La Sardine has a wonderful location on the peaceful square at the heart of the Sainte-Marthe neighborhood. Locals fill up the wide outdoor terrace to enjoy some snacks and reasonably-priced drinks.


€ – –

32 Rue Sainte-Marthe, 75010 Paris
www.barlasardine.com

 

Le 9b

Located on the corner of the busy Boulevard de la Villette, this bar has a popular terrace and a basement dancefloor. Guests can enjoy regular electronic music gigs – just check the events calendar on their website.

68 Boulevard de la Villette, 75019 Paris
www.le9b.com

 

Late Night & Concerts

 

La Java

105 Rue du Faubourg du Temple, 75010 Paris
www.la-java.fr

 

La Bellevilloise

19-21 Rue Boyer, 75020 Paris
+33 (0)1 46 36 07 07
www.labellevilloise.com

 

La Maroquinerie

23 Rue Boyer, 75020 Paris
+33 (0)1 40 33 35 05
www.lamaroquinerie.fr

 

Studio de l’Ermitage

8 Rue de l’Ermitage, 75020 Paris
+33 (0)1 44 62 02 86
www.studio-ermitage.com

 

 

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