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Place des Abbesses

Paris, France (Montmartre)
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As featured in Paris off the beaten path
Ranked #138 of 752 Attractions in Paris
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Owner description: This charming and scenic square in the bohemian Montmartre district looks straight off a Hollywood set, but it offers a glimpse of authentic Parisian... more » Owner description: This charming and scenic square in the bohemian Montmartre district looks straight off a Hollywood set, but it offers a glimpse of authentic Parisian life. Just steps away are hip eateries, cafes and boutiques—and the Abbesses Métro stop stands right here, making the Place easily reachable for visitors. « less
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Pittsburgh, PA
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63 reviews 63 reviews
7 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

During a recent trip to Paris, we ended up at a different cafe on this street each night. Bustling without being touristy. Authentic and local while still being welcoming to non-native French speakers. A variety of food options including typical French, terrific Italian (try Pizza Caratello!) and Glace for a late evening stroll. For breakfast, try the nearby Gontran Cherrier... More

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London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
28 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Montmartre is one of the loveliest parts of Paris and although touristy still retains it's Parisienne charm. You can take the Metro to Abbesses and then walk, or take the Funicular up to Sacre Coeur. Note that there are a lot of very steep stairs up from the Metro station so take the lift if you need to preserve your... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

This wall is inside of a small park, so it is closed after dark. Very nice, quiet place to visit with lots of bakeries and restaurants around. Definately recommend if you are near this area.

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Moscow, Russia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Not a very touristic place, but nice neighbourhood. There are a lot of shops around, as well as boulangeries and restaurants

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Malaga, Spain
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212 reviews 212 reviews
81 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Take this underground stop and go any way you like to explore the beautiful Montmartre. Visit the Wall of Love just next to this square.

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Chicago, Illinois
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54 reviews 54 reviews
38 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

I thought taking the Metro to this stop would somehow avoid all the steps. WRONG! :) There are a lot of steps, and when I finally made it to street level, I was at my target heart rate. LOTS of stairs. But most definitely worth it. The streets are charming. I could easily spend the rest of my life there,... More

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Beirut, Lebanon
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

How can it be Paris without all this romantic drama wall... "Je t'aime" in all the languages. Find your lover and take him/her there then go have mussels meal in one of the nearby restaurants.

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Here is the quintessential view of Paris. All your previous images of Paris can be captured in this small square. There is plenty of opportunities to capture some great images if you like taking a photo or two.

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England
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

This is a great base to explore Montmartre. Less touristy than Place du Tetre higher up the hill and less seedy than Pigalle lower down the hill. There is a lovely authentic French feel and even warmth to rue des Abbessess with some super boulangeries, fromageries, quirky shops, and rustic restaurants etc. It has an awesome 'village in the city'... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Place des Abbesses, for us, is most memorable for the Church of Saint-Jean de Montmarte, our first stop off the Metro on our way up the hill to Sacre Coeur. There was a picturesque carousel on the Place, and the surrounding shops looked interesting. Photographic opportunities abound here, and it's a good starting point if you're up for winding your... More

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