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I booked this hotel/hostel through www.bookhostels.com. When I arrived at the "hotel," I was informed that there was no heat, and no hot water, and that the hotel was empty and not accepting guests. The man at the front desk informed me that there were...More
This youth hostel could have been pictured next to the dictionary definition of a hostel!
It was a little outside of the main Parisian sites (you couldn't walk anywhere) BUT it was about a 3 minute walk to the metro stop. That walk, at...More
France > Ile-de-France > Paris > Belleville / Père Lachaise
Belleville / Pere Lachaise
At the eastern edge of Paris lies Belleville / Père Lachaise, an understated wonderland of local treasures. Alongside the world-famous cemetery, family-owned delicatessens and cafés nestle between local stores and establishments. The richness of the population here has created a little Chinatown of Asian restaurants, and the area comes to life at night by a funky underground scene. Façades change from one
street to another as one passes from white walled provincial homes to tall blocks and reconverted homes. The whole area is an inspirational mix of people from all corners of the world frequented by artists, students, immigrants, and Parisian families. Once home to supporters of the Paris commune, its rebellious nature is now offset by its rural charms.