Hotels located around line 11 are very practical. Line 11 links Mairie de Lilas station to Chatelet, one of Paris’ main hub stations with many links for metro, RER and SNCF on the public transports connections. During your stay in Paris and if you are near Porte des Lilas, discover the Park "Parc des Buttes Chaumont" for a walking trail, or go to "Cité des Sciences et de L’Industrie"– the science museum in La Villette. Porte des Lilas station is about 1.5 km from the Pere Lachaise cemetery where several famous French and international people are buried : the virtuoso Frederic Chopin, Honoré de Balzac, Alain Bashung, Jim Morrison, Sarah Bernhardt… Local buses and metros on line 11 provide access to the city’s main attractions.
The Porte de Lilas metro station stops at Robert Debré children’s hospital. Book into one of the hotels around Porte de Lilas which takes you easily to some of the better-known tourist attractions such as the Georges Pompidou Centre, or spend day in the swanky Le Marais district, the place to be for gastronomical restaurants or posh cafés.
Line 11 links Belleville station to Goncourt and Jourdan metro stations. It will connect you directly to most hotels and accommodation in the area as well as hotels in Paris 19TH and Paris 20TH districts.
Belleville is served by three metro stations: Jourdan, Belleville and Pyrénées stations.
The iconic French singer Edith Piaf grew up in Belleville. Book into one of the hotels in Rue de Belleville where legend has it that Miss Piaf was born "under a lamppost on the steps of Rue de Belleville". Belleville is prominently featured in the biographical film "La Vie en Rose".
Today, Belleville is a colorful multi-ethnic neighborhood. The local "Chinatown" is located in the town and a part of the so-called "Chinese district" is also located near Place d’Italie.