A characterful district with cobbled streets and pretty little houses, La Butte-aux-Cailles is named after a man named Pierre Caille who planted vines there in the middle of the 16th century. Nestling in the 13th arrondissement of Paris, not far from Place d'Italie and the Asian quarter, this peaceful place with a village feel is not short on charm, and there's plenty of good cheer, especially on Rue de la Butte-aux-Cailles with its many cafes and restaurants.
After a little trip to La Petite Alsace, Rue Daviel, with its surprising timber-framed houses, be sure to head towards the Villa Daviel, a little cobbled road by charming detached houses.
Next to Place Paul Verlaine and its Artesian well, you can swim a few lengths in the lovely Art Deco pool of La Butte-aux-Cailles. Inaugurated in 1924 and now a listed Historic Monument, it has an impressive vaulted ceiling supported by seven concrete arches for swimmers to admire!