Belleville neighbourhood, Paris

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Belleville is a station on Paris Métro Line 2 and Line 11. The station is in the district of Belleville at the corner of the 10th, 11th, 19th and 20th arrondissements.HistoryThe station was opened on 31 January 1903 as part of the extension of line 2 from Anvers to Bagnolet (now called Alexandre Dumas). The line 11 platforms opened as part of the original section of the line from Châtelet to Porte des Lilas on 28 April 1935. The station is named after the commune of Belleville that was annexed by Paris in 1860. It was the location of the Barrière de Belleville, a gate built for the collection of taxation as part of the Wall of the Farmers-General; the gate was built between 1784 and 1788 and demolished during the 19th century.In 2015, local elected officials proposed to change the station's name to Belleville—Commune de Paris 1871, commemorating the area as the last redoubt of the Paris Commune.
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  • We stayed south of Belleville and spent half a day on the long walk thru La Chaisse to, and around, Belleville. Worth a visit just to see an area that is only now being 'improved' and so far culturall...  more »
  • The Belleville area is full of cheap restaurants, mainly Chinese or Asian. There are also quite a few shops selling various products at low cost (clothes, perfumes, various gifts) Cosmopolitan population that walks the streets of the neighborhood.
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