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The Quartier de La Chapelle
is a neighborhood of Paris
Paris is the capital and largest city in France, situated on the river Seine, in northern France, at the heart of the Île-de-France region...
, in the northern part of the 18th arrondissement. It was originally the village of La Chapelle
on the outskirts of Paris and a commune
The commune is the lowest level of administrative division in the French Republic. French communes are roughly equivalent to incorporated municipalities or villages in the United States or Gemeinden in Germany...
in its own right, separated from the commune of Paris by the wall of the Farmers-General. However, as part of the city's major nineteenth-century expansion, the former village was absorbed by Paris in 1860.