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Belleville movie TOUR

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Cradle of cinema thanks to the former Gaumont studios, once the largest in the world, the north-eastern districts of Paris have always been able to inspire the 7th art.

From great classic works, films noir in mind, to today's cinema, tinged with the fantasy of Michel Gondry, the realism of Laurent Cantet and the prowess of Jason Bourne, the various places crossed bear witness to the influence of French cinema. but also the development of a surprising and charming district.  

Older films and therefore perhaps less seen will also be entitled to extracts on tablet.

Where ?

From the Buttes-Chaumont to the heights of Belleville and Belleville to the church of Ménilmontant.

Duration ?

2h30 (2.5km)

​On your way

  • The former Gaumont studios which were the largest in the world and where Alice Guy, the first director in history, began her career.

  • The pretty square Bolivar, a small hidden square from the 19th century where many filming took place.

  • Le Ballon rouge, a timeless film that crosses borders and generations.

  • The story of the eternal Golden Helmet in the meanders of the cobbled streets of the district.

  • L'Ecume des jours and La Mémoire dans la peau around the beautiful church of Ménilmontant.

For who ?

This visit is perfect for those curious about classic cinema and those who wish to know a less frequented and more heterogeneous Paris.  ​

Group of 15 people maximum for individual registrations. Up to 20 people for groups already formed.

Weather report

Tours take place in all weathers, even in the rain! In the event of extreme weather (storms or hot weather), Ciné-Balade will contact you the day before or the morning of the visit to cancel or postpone it if possible.

Some opinions on this walk

Very pleasant visit, despite the gloomy weather. Very documented visit with a very learned guide.
Visit to recommend for lovers of Ménilmontant and cinema.

- Julien

A beautiful walk, well documented and illustrated with film clips by an experienced and smiling guide.

- Annie G.

Very nice walk in the neighborhood, with many places to discover.
Our guide made us relive these moments of cinema with anecdotes, all illustrated by film extracts on her tablet.
You still have to be in love with the cinema to fully appreciate the ride.

- Alain A.

A very informative and interesting walk that allows you to discover the heights of Ménilmontant and Belleville through the history of cinema.
Our speaker was very friendly, knowledgeable and well prepared.
The sun being in addition to the party, to make these two hours, a very pleasant moment.
But even without the sun, I highly recommend this tour, without any hesitation.

- Jean Pierre

Very interesting walk, alive, .... without rain!
the weather was good for us.
Our very friendly guide has a clear and luminous diction. Smiling and cheerful, she taught us a lot about the beginnings of cinema and her illustrations on tablets (photos and videos) pleasantly animated this guided tour during which we did not see the time pass.

- Mougnon

It was a real pleasure to take part in this film tour around the Buttes Chaumont, Belleville and Ménilmontant. The course is "spiced up" with lots of anecdotes and cinematographic references. Thanks to Juliette for sharing her passion for the 7th art with us.

- Véronique

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