26 September 2013

Belleville et Monceau - Paris, Part Five

Rue Denoyez, Belleville
Rue Denoyez, Belleville

On the last two days there we were taken on a tour of Belleville by a friend of bf, who showed us all the pretty semi-hidden places there, and the day after we had a stroll and lunch at Parc Monceau before leaving to the airport.
In Belleville we started at the métro station and went to the very colorful Rue Denoyez, pictured above, passed some of their go-to weekend bars and clubs (which were of course not open at this time of the day), then on to the large and populated Parc de Belleville

Parc de Belleville
Parc de Belleville

And then a maze of beautiful narrow streets, all with brick houses with courtyards, ripe grapes from the vines (and very tasty too), flowers and lovely details

Cobblestone streets, Belleville
They all look like this, narrow cobblestone street, green gates and vines. 

Pastel window, Belleville

Private garden, Belleville

Private garden, Belleville

We were also taken to Parc de Buttes Chaumont to confirm that something there does look like the Monopteros at Munich's Englischer Garten, and after a quick stop at a patisserie we were left to walk back to the center along the Canal St-Martin at sunset.

The last hours in Paris were spent at Parc Monceau. There was a volcano

Volcano at Parc Monceau

Flower seats

Parc Monceau

And people relaxing in the Sun by the Egyptian pyramid (as well as children climbing it)

Parc Monceau

And this is the end of what we have to show of Paris for now. I'm sure there will be more in the future.

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