Popular district par excellence, the 20th district offers a wide range of entertainments, cultural exits and original shopping.
THE RESTAURANTS which we strongly suggest you :
Le bistro Chantefable : Unmistakably, Chantefable is one of these bars-brasseries where we go for having a good old natter at noon or in the evening. For its red meat dishes, amateurs will doubtlessly enjoy in particular with the Chantefable’s “1.2 kg rib steak for two persons”, or its “Boucher’s plate” and its each 350 g rib of beef steak.
93 avenue Gambetta, 75020 Paris
Il Pinocchio : a friendly and warm welcome Italian restaurant, right in the heart of the 20th district, with its red and ochre interior decoration by way of its proper puppets in the effigy of the restaurant, and its excellent transalpine cooking… At your choice, the menu offers traditional dishes allied with real creations for the most pleasure of the Italian foods amateurs. You will discover their famous “tiramisu in strawberries”, the well-known “Il Pinocchio pizza” and the “Parpadelles with mushroom and black truffle cream”…
115, avenue Gambetta, 75020 Paris
La Villa : This Spanish restaurant shows off so well its colors. You will enjoy your food between the fringes of big jumpers beside the posters of bullfighting shows under hats on bull’s head. In a familial atmosphere, you can discuss with the boss by tasting tapas, chili con carne, paella, gambas or a piece of rib steak. The restaurant’s proudness is based of the fact that meats come directly from Argentina. With candles on tables, we go to this restaurant with friends on weekends to listen Spanish musicians, or with lovers to enjoy its Latino atmosphere somehow a bit wild.
15-17, Rue Saint Blaise, 75020 Paris
Restaurant le 2 sans 3 : On the slopes of Ménilmontant street, a pink shop front introduces already the color. Specialized in the Hispanic-Iuso islands’ cuisine, the varied and multiple choices card, prepared by the Chef who has come directly from the Cape Verde, is a delight for our papillae.
203 avenue Gambetta, 75020 Paris
THE STOREKEEPERS who make the district so friendly :
La campagne à Paris : A real Aladdin’s cave, a source of happiness for the local residents, dixit friends. You find there only high quality products, typically the French diversity case, but also, in particular, you have a boss who is never avaricious of advice.
210 Rue des Pyrénées, 75020 Paris
La flûte Gana : If you want to taste the famous baguette worked out by Mr Ganachaud, the chief-baker rewarded by the title “Best worker of France”. The original recipe dates back to the beginning of the 20th century and is not distributed but only drop by drop.
226 rue des Pyrénées, 75020 Paris
L’Alpage Fanatics of fondues, raclettes, tartiflettes, sausages and cooked pork meats, fine wines, local productions, jams, honeys and other Savoyard specialities, you should not at all be on a diet to bring in in this delightful shop-chalet! All is mouth-watering and the tempting smell of the fine products made in France will not leave you insensible.
119 avenue Gambetta, 75020 Paris
THE THEATERS around the corner :
Théatre national de la Colline:
The Théâtre national de la Colline The theater had been established in 1951 by Guy Rétoré. At present it is managed by the director Alain Françon. Stéphane Braunschweig will take his succession in January, 2010. Within its two halls, the theater pieces pass through the dramatic arts of the end of the 19th century up to those of our present time.
Théâtre de l’Est Parisien : Managed by Catherine Anne, this theater organizes classic and modern representations thanks to a wide team of artists and six writers (Karin Serres, Philippe Dorin, Eugène Durif, Philippe Crubézy, Carole Thibaut and Stanislas Cotton).