18th Arrondissement, Paris

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The 18th arrondissement, located on the Rive Droite, is one of the 20 arrondissements of Paris, France. It is mostly known for hosting the district of Montmartre, which contains a hill dominated by the Sacré Cœur basilica, along with the house of music diva Dalida and well known Moulin Rouge cabaret.The 18th arrondissement also contains the African and North African district of Goutte d'Or which is famous for its market, the marché Barbès, where one can find various products from that continent.GeographyThe land area of this arrondissement is exactly 6.005 km2 (2.319 sq. miles, or 1,484 acres).DemographicsThe population of Paris's 18th arrondissement peaked in 1931 with 288,810 inhabitants. Today, the arrondissement remains very dense in population and business activity with 184,586 inhabitants and 70,285 jobs as of the most recent census (1999).Historical populationImmigrationIn 2012, John Henley of The Guardian said the 18th arrondissement was "an area comparable in many ways to London's Tower Hamlets."CityscapePlaces of interest Basilique du Sacré-Cœur, Paris Basilica of Sainte-Jeanne-d'Arc (Paris) Église Saint-Jean-de-Montmartre Église Saint-Bernard de la Chapelle Moulin Rouge Musée d'Art Naïf - Max Fourny The Serbian Orthodox Eparchy of Western Europe has its headquarters in the arrondissement.
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  • of Course This is my opinion. And I like it here. Here is a small list of attractions in the area: the Basilica of Sacre Coeur, the square of Tertre, the Mulin Rouge, the Dali Museum, the market in La Shapel, the Pilal, the cabaret "Agile Rabbit", the vineyard of Montmartre, the cemetery, the church of Jeanne D'arc, Saint-Pierre, the Wall of Love, Multiple cafés, including the "Two Mills" and the legendary "At Matushka Katerina" and of course the Parisian funicular. Perhaps Lonely girls area and will seem not safe, but I as a lonely man do not notice such problems. Yes a lot of tourists..... And where there are few in Paris? Night in the area of the Défense? Paris is a city of many and not young. So the "ancient Spirit" of his lives not on the Champs Elysees and Rue Rivoli, and here in Montmartre. But that's my opinion. Imho.
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  • Very large, the 18th extends from place Clichy to Stalingrad to the periph. To have lived there for seven years, this is my Borough of heart. But I would say that Boulevard Barbès the cut in 2, not only geographically, but also socially:-right of Boulevard Barbès, families of African descent more or less disadvantaged, trash cans that drag from here, a feeling of significant insecurity accentuated from a certain time to the point of avoiding certain streets or at least we cross them to the steps of race, etc. A first relief already when they ended up banning Street prayers where one could not even pass either by car or on foot at the level of Château Rouge. Positive, however, there is a mixture of cultures that coexist without problems between Muslims and Christians. In the succession of hairdressing salons with multitude of multicoloured wigs in the showcase of the rue Poulet, it is not uncommon to hear music from the words praising Jesus. Small tip, if you go to the KFC of Château Rouge, make sure that everything is there, because the integralitré of the command is not always there. -On the left, the emblematic district of Montmartre, the Sacré-Coeur, the Petit-train, the famous marché Saint-Pierre and other shops that make this place the largest concentration of fabric for sale in the world, of luxury caterers and grocery stores, of the famous cabarets including the cult Moulin Rouge or Chez Michou, the Café d'amélie Poulain, the vineyards, the cemetery of Montmartre, the residence of Dalida, Pigalle and its boutiques of sexy lingerie, a neighborhood or live number of celebrity, in short a total contrast with what is on the other side of Boulevard Barbès. But since the last few years, there has been a willingness to "bobohiser", rehabilitating the least frequented part of the neighborhood. Blatant since the reopening of the cinema the Luxor, the opening of the Brasserie Barbès and the order obliging traders to stop leaving their products in bulk outdoors for a less "Souk" effect. That said, on one side or the other, a lot of life animates this very rich and varied Borough where still reigns a Parisian soul.
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