“Batignolles” is a lively, energetic neighbourhood of Paris that this blogger is increasingly fond of as a place to go out for dinner, Sunday afternoon expeditions and the like.
In the past, the neighbourhood ( a formerly separate village, annexed uder Napoleon III in the 19th century. Batignolles was also home to some of France’s famous impressionist painters includng Edouard Manet, whose depiction of the Batignolles is shown above.
The neighbourhood is increasingly associated with stylish ‘BoBo’ Parisians – those with both tendenices toward being Bohemian and Bourgeois.
Below I’ve included a few images of the church of Sainte-Marie des Batignolles at the core of the neighbourhood: