Living + Teaching in Paris, France (20ème)

Arrondissement:  20ème | Belleville

Belleville | North African | Artsy | Locals

Common métro stops: Belleville, Père Lachaise, Gambetta, Jourdain, Ménilmontant

Where to Drink

Where to Eat


La Sardine
32 rue Sainte-Marthe

Le Grand Bain
14 rue Dénoyez

Lou Pascalou
14 rue des Panoyaux

Le Lion Indomptable
86 rue Réunion

Moncoeur Belleville
1 rue des Envierges

Aux Folies Belleville
8 rue de Belleville

102 Boulevard de Paris

Les Trois Arts
21 rue des Rigoles

Where to Party + Dance

Best Spot to Grab a Coffee


Le Zéphyr
1 rue du Jourdain

Aux Folies Belleville
8 rue de Belleville

Moncoeur Belleville
rue des Envierges


77 rue du Faubourg du Temple


Must-See | Must-Do

Museums to Visit


aison de l'Air
arc de Belleville

  • Explore and view the numerous street art/installations/murals around the arrondissement
  • Parc de Belleville
  • Take a stroll down the tagged Rue Dénoyez
  • Père Lachaise cemetery
  • Église Notre-Dame-de-la-Croix
  • Try to sneak onto the abandoned railroad, La Petite Ceinture

Ideas for Day + Weekend Trips

  • Versailles
  • Giverny
  • Anywhere in France!

Pleasant Walks

Outdoor Activities


Everywhere! Just keep walking!

Housing Examples

  • 610€ per month living in a foyer for girls (private bathroom and shared kitchen)

Worst Things About
the 20ème

Best Things About
the 20ème

  • The undeniable culture of the streets
  • Wandering around and taking in the street art
  • Friendly and down-to-earth vibes
  • Not too expensive (compared to other parts of Paris)


  • Far from center of Paris

Pro-Tips from Past + Current Teaching Assistants

  • Wander through the streets and stumble upon some great murals, messages, and paintings! 
  • Head up to Parc Belleville for expansive views of Paris and the Eiffel Tower
  • Grab a drink at Moncoeur Belleville as the sun is setting - there's nothing better!


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