Photographs of rue Sainte-Marthe, boulevard de Belleville, boulevard de la Villette, rue de Belleville, rue Piat, the lycée Diderot, rue de la Grange-aux-Belles, rue Bichat, by photographer David Henry.
Belleville has been an Algerian neighborhood since the early 1900s, or more precisely, north African as there are plenty of people from Morocco and Tunisia also. More generally, Belleville has been a neighborhood of immigration: many have settled from other parts of Europe and Eastern Europe and there is also a significant Jewish population. The interesting thing here is that they are quite mixed in with the North Africans: there are plenty of restaurants in Belleville that offer both North African and Jewish cuisine. Since the mid 1990s many Asians have moved to Belleville, so much so that the neighborhood has become known as another Parisian Chinatown. Regardez cette page en français…
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