With its high-up location, the area traditionally supplied Paris with water. Logically, therefore, the streets include Rue des Cascades (Waterfall Street), Rue de la Mare (Pond Street), and Rue des Rigoles (Stream Street”). A hotbed of several revolts, Ménilmontant still remembers the Villa des Otages and the shootings at the Mur des Fédérés (Communards' Wall) during the Commune episode. Beyond the scars of history, the mythology of Parisian dances is based on “guinguette”. Immortalized by Van Gogh and Renoir, these places are now very popular again.