A guide to local favorites in Belleville
- By Jennifer Padjemi
- Photos by Cyril Marcilhacy
Belleville remains a working-class neighborhood, even though gentrification has tried to overtake it. The home of Paris’s Algerian and Chinese communities for decades, this enclave has been discovered in recent years by artists, thanks to cheap rent. Its rough-around-the-edges appearance may not give you the typical Paris experience, but it’s a place where the city’s diversity is on full display.
Meet Jennifer Padjemi
Jennifer has lived in the Paris region for most of her life. She spent time in Madrid and Birmingham, England, while studying, but she has always come back to the city where she feels truly at home.
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