Nuit Blanche • Belleville – Ménilmontant



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  • 'L'objet du doute', installation vivante - Virginie Yassef - Rue des Cascades
    Virginie Yassef, L'objet du doute. Dessin préparatoire. Courtesy galerie Georges-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois, Paris.

  • 'Cry me a River', installation - Ugo Rondinone - 136 rue Saint-Maur.
    Ugo Rondinone, Cry me a river, 2002. Collection du Fonds municipal d’art contemporain de la Ville de Paris (FMAC). © Ugo Rondinone.

  • 'Composition for a public park', installation lumineuse et sonore - Hassan Khan - Parc de Belleville
    Hassan Khan, projet pour le parc de Belleville, 2013. Courtesy de l'artiste et galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris

  • 'Le sommeil des tumultes', visite performative - Dector & Dupuy - Belleville / Ménilmontant
    Dector & Dupuy, Plaque tournante, 2013. Courtesy des artistes.

  • Le Ciré Jaune


  • Aux Folies
    © Camille Griffoulières

  • Chez Ramona
    © Time Out Paris 


  • Freddie's Deli
    © Time Out Paris / Emmanuel Chirache 


Nuit Blanche: Our choice of artworks

Dector & Dupuy – 'Le Sommeil des Tumultes'

Creative pair Dector et Dupuy have created a series of offbeat 30-minute tours of Paris throughout the night of Nuit Blanche... Find out more.

Virginie Yassef – 'L'Objet du Doute'

The ancient Rue des Cascades is all steep climbs, narrow stairways and mysterious corners. Virginie Yassef has placed an uprooted tree on its side... Find out more.

Hassan Khan – 'Composition for a Public Park'

A night-time stroll in the Parc de Belleville, but with a difference – instead of the starry night sky, coloured lights and aural... Find out more.

Kristin Oppenheim – 'Où as-tu dormi la nuit dernière'

The venue for Kristin Oppenheim’s sound installation during Nuit Blanche offers a rare opportunity to see the inside of... Find out more.

Where to eat

Chez Ramona

  • Rated as: 3/5

The alleys of Belleville are a delightful mishmash, a labyrinth of little streets full of cafés that welcome night owls and lost souls...

  1. 17 rue Ramponeau, 20e
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Le Rouleau de Printemps

  • Rated as: 3/5

The secret’s been out about Le Rouleau de Printemps for some time, but it never disappoints...

  1. 42 rue de Tourtille, 20e
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La Cantine de Belleville

  • Rated as: 3/5

This is one of those restaurants whose charm lies in its unpretentious cosiness...

  1. 108 boulevard de Belleville, 20e
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Freddie's Deli

  • Rated as: 3/5

The queen of the city’s food trucks, Californian Kristin Frederick, has set up shop in Ménilmontant, and the sandwiches are every bit...

  1. 22 rue Crespin du Gast, 11e
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Wen Zhou

  • Rated as: 3/5

The second Chinatown in Paris is in Belleville where, as in the 13th arrondissement, it’s difficult to know where to...

  1. 24 rue de Belleville, 20e
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Tierra del Fuego

  • Rated as: 4/5

This Chilean restaurant-cum-wine bar takes its name from the southernmost tip of the South American continent...

  1. 4-6 rue Sainte-Marthe, 10e
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Chez Justine

  • Rated as: 4/5

This is the place to get fed and watered before heading to Nouveau Casino or to L’International for a gig, and to see the film crews...

  1. 96, Rue Oberkampf, 11e
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Chair de Poule

  • Rated as: 5/5

The only shivers you’ll get at the Chair de Poule [goose bumps] are those of pleasure – both from their electric cocktails and from...

  1. 141 rue Saint-Maur, 11e
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Where to go out

Le Ciré Jaune

  • Rated as: 4/5

The ‘yellow raincoat’ is a cool but not overly pretentious new bar from the team behind La Droguerie Moderne...

  1. 112 rue Saint-Maur, 11e
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Aux Folies

  • Rated as: 5/5

A Belleville drinker’s institution, never empty of local youth imbibing black coffee with their afternoon papers or kicking off...

  1. 8 rue de Belleville, 20e
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  • Rated as: 4/5

Rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud is like the rebellious little sister of Rue Oberkampf, full of tiny alternative bars favoured by young...

  1. 49 rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud, 11e
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La Pétanque

  • Rated as: 4/5

As you come out of Menilmontant metro, you feel overwhelmed by the cars and the proliferation of fast food chains...

  1. 40 rue Etienne Dolet, 20e
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Les Idiots

  • Rated as: 5/5

This tiny bar on the boulevard Ménilmontant is hard to find, but once located, quickly becomes a firm favourite...

  1. 115 boulevard de Ménilmontant, 11e
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  • Rated as: 5/5

It’s been a long wait for a venue dedicated to new acts in Paris, but now l’International has filled the void...

  1. 5-7 rue Moret, 11e
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Le Mo'Town

  • Rated as: 3/5

A spruce, friendly little place without any untoward airs and graces, Le Mo’Town was opened by the chatty proprietor Karim...

  1. 116 boulevard de Ménilmontant, 20e
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La Java

  • Rated as: 5/5

At the back of a superb Art Deco building, La Java has been the venue for Parisian night owls since the 1930s. In this working-class area...

  1. 105 rue du Faubourg du Temple, 10e
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