La Campagne à Paris

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Situated in the 20th arrondissement not far from the busy boulevard Périphérique, the curious neighbourhood of La Campagne à Paris is a pleasant housing development in the French capital.


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The little neighbourhood of La Campagne à Paris (The Countryside in Paris) was founded for working-class families by pastor Sully Lombard. Inaugurated in 1907, the unusual housing development spreads atop a former quarry dump and consists of 92 charming garden houses built in bricks or millstones.

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Take a pleasant stroll along rue du Père-Prosper-Enfantin, rue Irénée-Blanc, rue Mondonville and rue Jules-Siegfried to discover the area. Paved streets, flowered-decked houses, little gardens, plant-covered walls… the area is full of surprises.

Recently the district was featured in the movie ‘Le Petit Nicolas’ by Laurent Tirard (2009).

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The neighbourhood of La Campagne à Paris is situated to the North-West of Place de la Porte de Bagnolet. It is easily accessible by métro (line 3, station ‘Porte de Bagnolet’).

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Pierre is a French/Australian who is passionate about France and its culture. He grew up in France and Germany and has also lived in Australia and England. In 2014 he moved back to Europe from Sydney with his wife and daughter to be closer to their families and to France. He has a background teaching French and holds a Master of Translating and Interpreting English-French with the degree of Master of International Relations and a degree of Economics and Management.

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