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Parc de Belleville

View of Paris skyline from the Parc de Belleville.

Parc de Belleville

The Highest Park in Paris

47 Rue des Couronnes, 75020 Paris

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Although this park might not be the greenest, and the neighborhood may not be the chicest, this spot is much loved by locals. Perched on a hill overlooking almost the entire city, this is the perfect place to watch the sun set over Paris.

Come here any evening in the spring or summer and you’re sure to find Parisians slowing down and taking the time to enjoy the light as dusk turns to dark. And on summer days, there’s often a wide range of events taking place on the different levels of the terraced space.

One of Paris’s youngest parks, dating back only to 1988, the Parc de Belleville is ideally located on a hillside facing southwest, letting you see the Eiffel Tower off in the distance and Ménilmontant’s Notre Dame de la Croix Cathedral on your left. An amphitheater lies just below the lookout point and leads down to a relaxing waterfall fountain that gently cascades down along the park’s steps. From there, walk along the paths to discover ping-pong tables, playgrounds, and some beautiful flowers.

Urbansider Tip: Avoid the nearly 600-foot climb by taking the Metro Line 11 to Pyrénées. Head down the Rue de Belleville and turn left onto Rue Piat. In a few minutes, you’ll arrive at the top of the park where you’ll get a great view of Paris before winding your way down to explore more.

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  • 47 Rue des Couronnes
  • 75020 Paris

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