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Why You Should Live in Batignolles in Paris

December 20, 2020
Even though Paris is one of, if not the most visited city in Paris, it's not without its faults. And perhaps its most prominent fault is, in fact, its strength—the number of tourists. Sure, getting to live in one of the most popular cities on the planet is cool and all, but can you really get the peace you'll need here? Isn't it too crowded, too packed, and too loud to reside in Paris? The answer is no! Not necessarily! It depends on where you settle down in. Now, if you went and live in the Batignolles neighborhood, now that's a good decision!
Why You Should Live in Batignolles in Paris


Shops to Fill Your Home

Even though the Batignolles district is one of the more quiet and underrated neighborhoods in Paris, this doesn't mean it's lacking in anything. You still get to do what a lot of other Parisian get to do in their own respective districts. One of which is, of course, shop! Paris is the ultimate city for shopaholics and if you lived in Batignolles, expect that you'll get to buy all sorts of amazing things every time you go out! There are the quirky finds in Désordre Urbain, the stylish furniture in MobiHome, and the many vintage clothing stores along Rue Legendre!
Why You Should Live in Batignolles in Paris
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Street Art Central

When you think of 'Paris' and 'art,' it's highly likely that the famous museums in the French capital come to mind. The iconic attractions are probably part of the reasons the city is always so busy. However, if you're more into street art, you'll probably appreciate Batignolles district more. The neighborhood is packed with galleries that exclusively show contemporary works of today's best artists and tomorrow's biggest names. One of them is actually the first-ever street art museum in the country, Art42. This is where some of the generation's most prolific creatives showcase their works and more!
Why You Should Live in Batignolles in Paris
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A Tasty Parisian Food Street

Practically all of Paris' many rues and avenues are food streets in their own right. But those in the Batignolles neighborhood is something else! Rue Brochant, for instance, is equal parts a food shopper's paradise, equal parts a restaurant district. Here, all sorts of brasseries and cafés go head-to-head with bakeries, patisseries, fromageries, and the like. Each more delectable than the next, they offer the quintessential Parisian taste, one that you won't get to taste unless you're in the city yourself. Fortunately, as the area isn't the most touristy in Paris, they're rarely that busy, to begin with, meaning you can easily dine/shop in peace here!
Why You Should Live in Batignolles in Paris
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A Famous Covered Market

Speaking of shopping, one of Paris' most well-known covered markers is located in this area—Marché des Batignolles! Dating back to 1846, it's also one of the oldest markets in the city too. Located along Boulevard des Batignolles, it's one of the busier parts of the district, attracting all sorts of locals, tourists, and connoisseurs alike. It helps that it offers a diverse array of stalls, shops, restaurants, and more. From Lebanese and Japanese cuisines to spices that came all the way from Africa, there's much to explore, to buy, and of course, to taste here! But the best part? The affordability here will lower your food costs tenfold!
Why You Should Live in Batignolles in Paris
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Cool Nightlife Scene

Let' face it, for many of the younger people moving to Paris nowadays, a good nightlife scene is important! At times, it's the deciding factor to which area of the city they choose to settle down in. Luckily, despite being one of the more underrated neighborhoods in Paris, Batignolles actually has a cool nightlife scene. It's not as lively as in Montmartre or Quartier Pigalle, but the chill vibe in the nighttime brasseries and cafés here are some people ought to check out if they're into going out! Among all the hotspots, Les Caves Populaires stands out, not just because of its crimson exterior, but the youthful energy it provides!
Why You Should Live in Batignolles in Paris
Source: Les Caves Populaires Facebook Page


A Peaceful Green Oasis

Finally, if you thought that Batignolles wasn't peaceful enough, you can always go to Square des Batignolles! One of the most beautiful parks in Paris, it remains a stunning escape from all the hustle and bustle of the rest of the city. The stars of the show here are the flora—willow trees that dance along with the breeze, luscious greeneries as far as the eye can see, and beautiful flower beds all neatly tucked within the immaculate Eden-like garden. Sure, it's not as manicured to perfection as the more famous parks in the city, but it's a serene natural retreat all to your own!
Why You Should Live in Batignolles in Paris
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Just because a part of Paris isn't as touristy, doesn't mean it's not worth your while, most especially if you're planning to move here! The beautiful Batignolles district stands proof of that—a quieter yet just as stunning area within the French capital city!

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