Secret Paris: La Butte-aux-Cailles - Neelie's Next Bite

Secret Paris: La Butte-aux-Cailles

Happy Sunday! While autumn currently seems to be kicking off here in London, I’m wondering where the past six months went. I feel like I only just got used to those deliciously long days that are now shortening again. But since today typically is one of those cuddle-up-and-stay-inside Sundays, I thought I’d take you back to that spring weekend in Paris earlier this year. Back to that beautiful sunny day in March on la Butte-aux-Cailles, one of the seven hills of the French capital.

Secret Paris: La Butte-aux-Cailles - Neelie's Next Bite
Cobblestone galore on la Butte-aux-Cailles

An Urban Village 
While la Butte-aux-Cailles undoubtedly is a part of Paris, the neighbourhood oozes this pleasant, village-like vibe. You know, one of those places where people still know each other by name. A community in which, when you stop for a cup of coffee at the local café, everyone chats with the owner. It’s probably what I love most about this area and something that’s becoming more and more rare, especially in big cities.

Secret Paris: La Butte-aux-Cailles - Neelie's Next Bite
Le Diamant is one of those cafés where everyone seems to know the owner

Secret Paris: La Butte-aux-Cailles - Neelie's Next Bite

Food
There are quite a few restaurants on la Butte-aux-Cailles, one of them being Chez Gladines (you can read all about this place in my post about it, just go here). In this quirky restaurant on the corner of an alleyway and la Rue des Cinq Diamants you get traditional basque food. In other words: copious, comforting dishes accompanied with a carafe of friendly wine. A great place to warm up after a windy autumn afternoon of exploring.

Secret Paris: La Butte-aux-Cailles - Neelie's Next Bite
Chez Gladines

Street views
For me, la Butte-aux-Cailles is Paris at its best; it has the cobblestones, shutters and pretty Parisian details that I love, but with an arty, urban twist – thanks to the streetart you see everywhere. I’ve written a post about the area’s hidden street art before – go here if you missed it. As for the cobblestones, shutters and pretty Parisian details: I’ll let you have a look at some of the snaps I took.

Secret Paris: La Butte-aux-Cailles - Neelie's Next Bite
Gotta love those hanging signs…
Secret Paris: La Butte-aux-Cailles - Neelie's Next Bite
A bit of a rough edge here and there
Secret Paris: La Butte-aux-Cailles - Neelie's Next Bite
Always aiming for that perfect shot

Secret Paris: La Butte-aux-Cailles - Neelie's Next Bite

Secret Paris: La Butte-aux-Cailles - Neelie's Next Bite
Blossoms, cobblestones and shutters
Secret Paris: La Butte-aux-Cailles - Neelie's Next Bite
Cycling and scootering downhill
Secret Paris: La Butte-aux-Cailles - Neelie's Next Bite
Need I say more?

Have you been to la Butte-aux-Cailles? If you have, I’d love to know what you thought about it!

If you enjoyed this post, you’ll probably like:

Secret Paris: Le Village Saint-Paul
Secret Paris: La Cité Florale
Secret Paris: Hidden Street Art

La Butte-aux-Cailles, 75013, Paris. Metro: Line 6, Corvisart station.

Happy roaming!

Love,
Neelie

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12 thoughts on “Secret Paris: La Butte-aux-Cailles

  1. yay! i can’t believe that summer is already over and looking at your photos makes me wish we can have one more month of it- especially coming from cold Canada! Never been to Paris before but when i do ill definitely want to see the hidden art street! what a good find! have a good day! http://www.crayonized.com

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  2. Paris is like a dream and is one of my all time favorite places to visit. I have never been to this area but I am bookmarking this page so I can visit when I go back to Paris.

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