Belleville is one of Paris's most lively neighborhoods – with an artist quarter, Chinatown and a wonderful array of cultures. First a wine-making village until the 1860s, and then known as a safe haven in the 1900s for cultural groups fleeing persecution, Belleville is now enjoyed for its vibrant energy, diversity, art and culture. Visit the Parc de Belleville for a stroll through tree-covered lanes and 180-degree views over the beautiful city.