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20e Arrondissement Guide

20e Arrondissement

Right bank, Père-Lachaise Cemetery.
The 20th's greatest landmark is Père-Lachaise Cemetery, the resting place of Edith Piaf, Marcel Proust, Oscar Wilde, Isadora Duncan, Sarah Bernhardt, Gertrude Stein, Colette,Jim Morrison and many others.
The 20th arrondisement is mostly inhabited by artists, and is a real haven for peace

Père-Lachaise Cemetery

Although nostalgia buffs sometimes head here to visit Piaf's former neighborough, Ménilmontant-Belleville, it has been almost totally bulldozed and rebuilt since the bad old days when she grew up there.
In the Belleville neighborhood you can discover different types of architecture. Why not bask in the sun in the Parc Belleville, with its numerous lakes and fountains. You can loose yourself in the maze of winding litte lanes which characterize the whole area.

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This district contains many Muslims, (turbaned man selling dates and nuts on the street presents a scene directly out of northern Africa), and many of Paris's Jewish community of whom fled their former homes in Algeria or Tunisia.

List of attractions in the 20eme

Cimetière du Père-Lachaise, 16 Rue du Repos, 75020

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