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.
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.
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).
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’).