Barbès Rochechouart is a stop you have to make while in Paris. As a turist will you probably not hear good things about this area but don’t listen to those ignorant voices; the 18e is a lively area with a lot of heart. The first visit might be a bit shocking though since a lot of business is taking part on the streets and everybody wants you to buy from them. I’m mean anything from cigarettes to gold; Barbès got it! I come here whenever I need to buy things “white Paris” can’t offer me like products for my hair and food that reminds me of home.