Belleville Walking Tour, Paris

Belleville Walking Tour (Self Guided), Paris

Belleville, which translates as “beautiful town” is full of rich cultural experiences, from the excitement of its Chinatown to an artist quarter and a generous smattering of ethnic restaurants. This is a working-class neighborhood of immigrants, situated on a series of hills above the city. During your visit, discover the work of the district’s artists which can be found in their studios dotting the area. Belleville's Chinatown emerged in the 1980s and many of the grand buildings are typically of other parts of the capital city. However, inside are shops selling Chinese goods and restaurants with lots of delicious Chinese specialties.

In fact, when you visit Belleville, prepare your taste buds for an exotic culinary adventure. In addition to the Chinese eateries, there are Vietnamese restaurants, Algerian bakeries and Jewish-Tunisian couscous restaurants. Although an ethnically diverse area, with all the color, vibrancy and excitement that brings, there are still solid reminders that you are in a French city. Stroll down the Rue de Belleville and you will catch sight of the iconic Eiffel Tower below you. One of the area’s claims to fame is that French singer Edith Piaf grew up here. She died in 1963 and her body of work is still enjoyed and celebrated. See the commemorative plaque to the popular singer at number 72 Rue de Belleville.
How it works: A discovery walk features a route using which you can explore a popular city neighborhood on your own. This walk, along with other self-guided walks in over 1,000 cities, can be found on the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" which can be downloaded from iTunes App Store or Google Play to your mobile phone or tablet. The app's built-in GPS navigation functions allow following this walk route with ease. The app works both online and offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

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Belleville Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Belleville Walking Tour
Guide Location: France » Paris
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Discovery)
Travel Distance: 3.3 Km or 2.1 Miles
Author: Helen
Rue de Belleville

5) Rue de Belleville

Rue de Belleville

7) Rue de Belleville

Rue de Belleville

8) Rue de Belleville

Commemorative Plaque of Édith Piaf

9) Commemorative Plaque of Édith Piaf

Parc de Belleville

10) Parc de Belleville

Passage Plantin

12) Passage Plantin

Rue des Couronnes

13) Rue des Couronnes

Rue de l'Élysée-Ménilmontant

14) Rue de l'Élysée-Ménilmontant

Église Notre-Dame-de-la-Croix

15) Église Notre-Dame-de-la-Croix

Walking Tours in Paris, France

Create Your Own Walk in Paris

Create Your Own Walk in Paris

Creating your own self-guided walk in Paris is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Montmartre Walking Tour

Montmartre Walking Tour

Originally named “Mons Martis”, meaning the “Mount of Mars”, Montmartre is one of the most famous and visited neighborhoods in Paris. Beyond the Sacré-Coeur, the Moulin Rouge and notable landmarks, the district is also about the atmosphere, the narrow streets, and the artsy culture that has made Paris famous. Once home to artists such as Monet, Picasso and Van Gogh, Montmartre continues...  view more

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Paris Introduction Walking Tour I

Paris Introduction Walking Tour I

The capital of France takes its name from the Celtic tribe of Parisii who, back in the Iron Age, around the 3rd century BC, settled near the river Seine. The Romans conquered the Parisii and established on their land a garrison town which, towards the end of the 5th century AD, fell to the Franks and flourished under their rule. Despite wars, revolutions and numerous social cataclysms, Paris had...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.1 Km or 3.2 Miles
The French Revolution Landmarks Walking Tour

The French Revolution Landmarks Walking Tour

The French Revolution had a huge impact on France's history as it gave rise to a radical democratic republic and resulted in quite a bit of violence during the infamous "Reign of Terror". Even though many of Paris’ buildings were damaged in the course of the bloody conflicts, the sites they occupied – which you can find on this self-guided tour – are of a great historical...  view more

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.3 Km or 4.5 Miles
St-Germain-des-Pres Walking Tour

St-Germain-des-Pres Walking Tour

This self-guided walk takes you to explore the 6th arrondissement, covering the quarter of St-Germain-des-Prés, the riverside districts and the areas nearby the Luxembourg Garden. It is one of the most expensive districts of Paris, home to posh boutiques, eateries and iconic cafes once favored by philosophers and legendary writers, the likes of Hemingway and Camus. The area is likewise renowned...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 Km or 1.7 Miles
Latin Quarter Walking Tour

Latin Quarter Walking Tour

Paris’ Latin Quarter is situated on the left bank of the Seine and dates back to the Middle Ages. For years, it was known as a bohemian enclave, attracting students, writers and intellectuals. Centered on the Sorbonne University's main university campus, the area was so named a few centuries ago because the students were speaking and learning in Latin. It remains very lively, with a...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 Km or 1.7 Miles
Champs-Elysees Walking Tour

Champs-Elysees Walking Tour

On this self-guided walk you will witness the grandeur of the 8th arrondissement of the French capital – one of its busiest and chic neighborhoods, thanks to the presence of Avenue des Champs-Elysées, Arc de Triomphe, and Place de la Concorde.

Your best plan would be to start with the Triumphal Arch and walk up to its viewing area for great sights down the Champs-Élysées – a lovely...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.7 Km or 2.9 Miles

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