As you may know if you have read my articles about La Campagne à Paris (check the La Campagne à Paris article) or Les Villas de la Mouzaïa (check the Les Villas de la Mouzaïa article), I really like picturesque and bucolic areas in Paris, generally surrounded by modern buildings, but which look like a village or a suburban residential neighbourhood.
That’s why I want to make you discover the Butte Bergeyre, one of the least famous of these areas.
West of Parc des Buttes Chaumont, this sector is accessible only from one zigzagging street for the cars (rue Georges Lardennois), and from three staircases for pedestrians located at 52 rue Simón Bolívar; 19 rue Manin; and 40 rue Mathurin Moreau (they are the thin lines on the map). Once up the hill, you’ll find a residential and peaceful area where you’ll find more cats that cars…
The architecture of the buildings is not as uniform as in the other sectors previously mentioned, but there’s still a good harmony between buildings and vegetation, and there’s even a nice collective garden taken care of by the inhabitants of the area.
This area recently appeared in Michel Gondry’s film Mood Indigo, with original special effects that completely transform the neighborhood at the end of the film…
Last but not least, your efforts to climb the stairs will be rewarded by one of the best views on Montmartre and the Sacré Coeur, but don’t count on me to show you a picture, you’d better go there!
Butte Bergeyre | Art & culture, Relaxing
Rue Georges Lardennois
24 hours daily