Butte aux Cailles is a neighbourhood in Paris’ 13th arrondissement that is home to artists and cultural influencers. Butte aux Cailles also happens to be one of Paris’ hidden gems, as this hilly neighbourhood has made a name for itself as an oasis for urbanists.

Butte aux Cailles has changed over the decades, from being a working-class district to promoting the heritage of socialites and influencers. There are many reasons to visit, and you will know why the first time you check out the vibrant street art or allow your taste buds to dance with the delicacies of a gourmet shop.

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Butte aux Cailles highlights

If you come to Butte aux Cailles on a hot summer’s day, there’s a bathing pool at Place Paul Verlaine that is rather inexpensive and is known to be quite refreshing. A more unique feature of Place Paul Verlaine is that you can fill your aluminum water bottle with the freshest water from its natural spring.

Within the neighbourhood are various streets of interest that feature art-nouveau homes and other architectural focal points, such as La Petite Alsace, which is a traditional villa on Rue Daviel with an interior courtyard that is often open to the public.

Good to know when visiting Butte aux Cailles

You’ll find that there are many main roads in and out of Butte aux Cailles, such as Place Paul Verlaine, which makes driving yourself or using public transportation equally convenient. Métro Line 6 brings you to the neighbourhood as well.

Scooter rentals are rather popular now and can get you farther faster with less exertion than a bicycle. Butte aux Cailles is far more than just office space and residences because there are a handful of exceptional restaurants that are very fairly priced, as well as a quaint tea room called L'Oisive Thé.

Butte aux Cailles

Location: Butte-aux-Cailles, 75013 Paris, France