History and visit the Belleville district of Paris
The Belleville neighborhood belongs to the 20th arrondissement of Paris. This is the 77th administrative district of the French capital. He sympathizes approximately 35,000 inhabitants in 2005. It is accessible by lines 2, 7 and 11 of the Paris metro. It is bounded by the rue de Belleville, Ménilmontant Street, Street Pixérécourt and the Avenue de Belleville.
The Belleville district covers the old town of Belleville, but does not have the same limitations as the latter. Previously, the town covered the northern half of the 20th district, the southern half of the 19th district and a section in the 10th and 11th district. In the Middle Ages, the area was named Savies. It was then known as Pointronville of the 13th century. He was appointed Belleville Sablon on the 16th century and it is the 18th century it is called Belleville. It housed a large number of religious institutions. The working population grew in the area in the 19th century. Renovations in the area have been undertaken in the 60s and 70s. It was a welcoming place for immigrants as Jews, Poles, Armenians.
The Belleville district has tall buildings and dwellings faubourgs. It still retains its ancient passageways and alleys. Between metro Belleville and Ménilmontant is a popular market every Tuesday and Friday. It has a large number of workshops.
Transfer to the Belleville district of Paris
The Belleville district is at a distance of 22 km from Orly Airport, 26.5 km from Charles de Gaulle Airport and 89.9 km from the airport of Beauvais.