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20th Arrondissement

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Lovely Little Neighborhoods

I recently returned to wander through some lovely neighborhoods, some like villages, some on... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2018
Thomas V
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Oakland, California
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We once rented an apartment in this area and were quite happy here. The area around Place Gambetta... read more

Reviewed 1 April 2017
Thomas V
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Oakland, California
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14 Aug 2018
“Lovely Little Neighborhoods”
19 Sep 2018
“Interesting area with surprises ”
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The 20th arrondissement is known for the Père Lachaise Cemetery where one can find the tombs of many famous composers (such as Frédéric Chopin and Gioacchino Rossini), writers (including Oscar Wilde and Marcel Proust), painters (Camille Pissarro...more
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Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

A lot going on. Nice to walk. Everything you need for local shopping. Not touristy area so authentic. Good restaurants. What’s not to like? I saw a wonderful free Retrospective of Willy Ronis at Gambetta. Highly recommenddd extended until January 2019.

Thank jillianarb
Reviewed 15 August 2018

I recently returned to wander through some lovely neighborhoods, some like villages, some on hillsides, some with houses with gardens. And then there are the vestiges of the Petite Ceinture railroad. Some big parks and green spaces. Away from the tourist crush.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 11 August 2018

We stayed in the 20th district for 3 nights. Besides the fact that the hotel room was tiny, there was nothing to do there really. There are other districts that aren’t really for tourists but the 20th was dirty and the area in the evening...More

Thank Daniel A
Reviewed 1 April 2017

We once rented an apartment in this area and were quite happy here. The area around Place Gambetta is especially pretty and lively and quite close-in via Metro. Lots of leafy pretty residential neighborhoods to explore, a collection of little urban villages.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Cool area, although it's not that touristic. It's more of a cultural place, besides being a place for locals. For people who appreciate the "local" style of traveling, by staying at AirBnb and learning how inhabitants live, this may be a good option.

1  Thank g_marianaa
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Not very touristy. Filled with Parisiens doing their thing. Lots of students. Tons of cafés. Cultural attractions like the parks and Père la Chaise round it out nicely. It's our favorite arrondissement to stay in Paris.

Thank Melissa T
Reviewed 7 July 2016

My hotel was in the 11th arrondissement, near Place Léon Blum, so it was a short stroll to Père Lachaise cemetary in the 20th. I like these areas, they are a chance to see how normal Parisians live.

1  Thank FTMDave
Reviewed 11 May 2016

What most travellers to Paris miss is getting about the outer arrondissements and the Tramways are a wonderful way to see, with your travel pass/Navigo Pass, the rest of Paris. The journey from Ligne 3, on the Metro, takes you to Gambetta, go on to...More

4  Thank Alison S
Reviewed 13 January 2016

Located in the north of Paris, known to locals as arrondissement de Ménilmontant. Easy to get to and from by metro. Very cosmopolitan and inexpensive for eats - no more than €12 per sitting for us both. Also the home of Père Lachaise Cemetery, which...More

Thank JnVSydney
Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

This amazing more-and-more-fancy becoming neighborhood amazed me with its incredible atmosphere. Many bars and great places to go as for example the "mama shelter" hotel restaurant

Thank tinmarzoo
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