Arrondissement 20, a break from city centre
Arrondissement 20 is one of the most residential of Paris. It is far from the city center but very well served by transports.
If you choose the accommodation that is in this area, you can easily go to the center anyway!
As the arrondissement 19, what is special about the arrondissement XX is that when you go there you can admire Paris from above. Plus, you can plan to go in the most peripheric arrondissements if you want to take a break from the chaos of the center of Paris.
Here you can enjoy nature without being isolated. The fact that you are in a residential zone allows you to experience the authentic everyday life of lots of Parisians.
Arrondissement 20, discover a very peculiar art
The arrondissement 20 is where the Pere-Lachaise cemetery is. In a very quiet and residential area of Paris, there is this huge cemetery where rest people like Oscar Wilde and Jim Morrison. There there are lots of French intellectuals, writers and artists.
Although it is rare to consider cemetery as an attraction, in Paris this happens because Pere-Lachaise proposes itself as a place to admire nature and the funerary art together.
There is also a boutique where you can buy a special souvenir from there. Some of the graves are the artwork and it is a very peaceful place. Plus, you can go there to salute an artist or a writer that means something special for you.
Edith Piaf, Alain Bashung, Molière, Balzac, Colette, Proust, Chopin, Rossini. These are just some of the people that are most visited in Pere-Lachaise.
Arrondissement 20, districts and metro stations
The main districts of arrondissement 20 are Belleville, Saint-Fargeau, Père-Lachaise, and Charonne. Belleville and Charonne were different cities but since 1860 they are part of Paris.
From the twentieth arrondissement, you can go to Saint-Mandé, Bagnolet, Montreuil and Lilas, towns near Paris.
The metro stations that you can take to go to this area of the city are many. Avron, Belleville, Buzenval, Couronnes, Gambetta, and Jourdain. Then, Maraichers, Martin Nadaud, Ménilmontant, Pelleport, and Père Lachaise.
Plus, Philippe Auguste, Porte de Bagnolet, Porte de Montreuil, Porte de Vincennes, Porte des Lilas. Others are Saint-Fargeau, Pyrenees and Télégraphe. These last ones are useful to visit arrondissement 19 too.