Twentieth arrondissement of Paris


The 20th arrondissement is a cosmopolitan district of Paris located on the right bank and includes the world’s most visited cemetery, the cimetière du Père Lachaise.

A few words about the 20th arrondissement

The Twentieth arrondissement of Paris (le vingtième arrondissement) is situated on the right bank of River Seine on the north western part of Paris. The arrondissement has a population of 198,042 (2011 census) and covers an area of 5.98 km2.

The 20th arrondissement includes the cosmopolitan neighbourhoods of Ménilmontant, Belleville and Charonne, as weel as the world’s most visited cemetery: Père Lachaise which contains the tombs of many celebrities (such as Frédéric Chopin, Oscar Wilde, Marcel Proust, Camille Pissarro, Jacques-Louis David, Edith Piaf, and Jim Morrison).

Main places of interest in the 20th arrondissement


The 20th arrondissement features some of Paris’ major monuments and sites:

  • Our pages on the 20th ARRONDISSEMENT

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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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