Paris/20th arrondissement

Pere Lachaise avenue ciculaire

The 20th arrondissement of Paris lies to the east of the centre and represents an old working-class area now in rapid transformation. The main drawing card here for tourists is the Père-Lachaise Cemetery, though, for travellers who are interested in music and culture, this relatively gritty area is probably going to be one of your main night-crawling areas.

There are nightclubs and cafés specializing in everything from punk-rock to world music both in the Bagnolet neighbourhood south of the cemetery and in the Ménilmontant neighbourhood north of the cemetery. Hopping from one show to the other, you'll find lots of little cafés to have a beer priced at less than nightclub rates, or a pick-me-up coffee.

Get in

Map of the 20th Arrondissement

By Métro

Two main Metro stations on line 3: Gambetta and Père Lachaise. A more lively entrance, though far from the famous Pere Lachaise Cemetery is through the Alexandre Dumas station on Line 2.

By bus

Bus 76 connects Rue de Bagnolet to the heart of Paris including Bastille and the Louvre.

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Mid-range

Splurge

Stay safe

The 20th arrondissement has changed a lot since the early 2000s. While some areas remain underprivileged and not always very welcoming, most parts of the 20th are quiet, socially mixed neighbourhoods with many families.

General large city appropriate safety precautions are advised, especially if visiting late in the night.

Go next

Routes through 20th arrondissement

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