(a name that could be translated into "quail hill", although it originates from its former landowner Pierre Caille, who bought a vineyard here in 1543
) is a hilltop neighbourhood
located in Paris' south-eastern 13th arrondissement
. A now extinct river, the Bièvre
(from Latin 'Beaver'), once made this area important for the tannery and tissue trades.
Today the Butte-aux-Cailles area assembles a young, trendy and festive Parisian population in its many small bars and restaurants. Since its incorporation into Paris along with the northern extremity of the now Paris-bordering Gentilly commune to which it belonged, the Butte-aux-Cailles has managed to retain much of its village ambiance.
Coordinates: 48°49′41″N 2°21′09″E / 48.82806°N 2.35250°E
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