Étiquette : paris history

Butte Bergeyre, a well-kept urban secret in pictures

In the 19th arrondissement, Butte Bergeyre is a hill with a village feel, perched a few steps away from the Parc des Buttes-Chaumont. It remains one of those rare micro-neighborhoods spared from Parisian traffic.

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In pictures: In the footsteps of Édith Piaf around Eastern Paris

The destiny of Édith Piaf, born in Paris’ 20th arrondissement, is intimately linked to the French capital. After a poor childhood in the Belleville neigborhood, the artist saw her career take off in local cabarets as she soon became the most famous voice in Chanson française.

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