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Photographs ofx rue Sainte-Marthe, boulevard de Belleville, rue de Belleville, boulevard de la Villette, rue Piat, the lycée Diderot, rue de la Grange-aux-Belles, rue Bichat, by photographer David Henry.
For the last eighty years or so, Belleville has been an Algerian neighborhood, or more precisely, north African, there are plenty of people from Morocco and Tunisia also. More generally, Belleville has been a neighborhood of immigration: there are plenty of people from other parts of Europe and Eastern Europe. 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. In the last 10 years many Asians have moved to Belleville, to the point where the neighborhood has become known as another Chinatown. Regardez cette page en français…
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