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Le Vieux Belleville

#1,873 of 13,802 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Neighbourhood:
Belleville / Pere Lachaise
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12 rue des Envierges, 75020 Paris, France
+33 1 44 62 92 66
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12:00 - 01:30
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Tue - Sun 12:00 - 01:30
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

This place was great! The good was fine and pretty well priced and the service was very good and welcoming but the ambiance was fantastic! I went on a night that they had the accordion player with everyone in the restaurant singing and I ended up staying until closing time. If you are at all into the the "old Paris",... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

Having recently returned from a Euro holiday which included a couple of 'sejours' a Paris, I had the pleasure of visiting this unique 'Palais' on three occassions (it was close to my Hotel in the delightful Menilmontant quarter). One full Piaf night on a Tuesday in early June followed by another brief Piaf eve and Bastille night (14/7/16) Michel on... More 

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1 Thank Darren B
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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

12 May.. It was a fun night, Riton was enjoyable, Food was quite good, the accordion player was great. But we didn't feel welcome there. I couldn't get the waiter or owner to make eye contact so we could have more wine. or any more food. Paid my bill and they never came back with change... (like 4 Euros...) Not... More 

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Copenhagen
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday a show goes on. We went to chanson evening on Tuesdays, which was very good. Restaurant is small, informal and offering a small selection of traditional French food at a modest price. Particular suited for foreigners, since all sing-alongs are handed out in print.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016 via mobile

When we were in Paris we wanted to listen to typical "chansons" and we chose to go to Le Vieux Belleville. We went on a Tuesday because it was an Edith Piaf night. I guess we made the best choise. It was very fun and entertaining. The food was delicious and the price was very reasonable. So if you visit... More 

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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

We came to that restaurant by chance as we were walking the surrounding area of Belleville. We passed by the restaurant. It didn't look like a traditional French bistro, and instead looked somewhat ordinary, buyit was full, and people were singing! We were pulled towards it and when we entered, the owner was kind enough to make room for us... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

Food is good, Entertainment is great fun on a Saturday night. Minelle plays the accordion and song sheets are handed out to everybody to sing along with her and they do. Advisable to book a table in advance and probably best to get a taxi there and back. Can be a difficult place to find.

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Barcelona, Spain
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91 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

I booked a table with my wife in this place because i read something about it in a newspaper. The belleville arrondissement in paris is an upcoming place with some typical places like this one. The concept is based on eating something in a relax atmosphere and after that sing together with the artist of that evening some old typical... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016

The food was simply BAD. Part of the plate was COLD, not heated evenly. Asked for medium, and received rare, cold beef. The lady chanting was nice and made an effort to explain us the songs she sang. However, overall we left as early as we could.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2015

If you like Edith Piaf, if you like French chansons, if you like fresh and tasteful food, don't go there. No further comment.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$37
Cuisine
French
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 01:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 01:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 01:30
Thursday
12:00 - 01:30
Friday
12:00 - 01:30
Saturday
12:00 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 rue des Envierges, 75020 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Belleville / Pere Lachaise
  • Neighbourhood: Belleville / Pere Lachaise
  • Phone Number: +33 1 44 62 92 66

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Belleville / Pere Lachaise
At the eastern edge of Paris lies Belleville / Père Lachaise, an understated wonderland of local treasures. Alongside the world-famous cemetery, family-owned delicatessens and cafés nestle between local stores and establishments. The richness of the population here has created a little Chinatown of Asian restaurants, and the area comes to life at night by a funky underground scene. Façades change from one street to another as one passes from white walled provincial homes to tall blocks and reconverted homes. The whole area is an inspirational mix of people from all corners of the world frequented by artists, students, immigrants, and Parisian families. Once home to supporters of the Paris commune, its rebellious nature is now offset by its rural charms.
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