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Place des Abbesses

Neighborhood: Montmartre
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Address: Paris, France
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Description: This charming and scenic square in the bohemian Montmartre district looks...
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.
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The Place des Abbesses is a pretty touristy area right at the heart of the Montmarte area. Worth a visit and some photos when you go to see the lovely sights of Montmarte.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 25, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

The Place des Abbesses is a pretty touristy area right at the heart of the Montmarte area. Worth a visit and some photos when you go to see the lovely sights of Montmarte.

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Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

The metro stops at Abbesses and it has an art nouveau styled entrance. It is also the deepest metro entrance in Paris. When you exit you arrive in Place des Abbesses and from here you can explore Montmartre with plenty of eateries and shops to enjoy. Close by is the Sacre Couer and straight out of the Metro is Square... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

It's an amazing area with nice cafés. We walk down from Basilique du Sacré Coeur to this area and we spend an hour to enjoy The atmosphere .

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Pittsburgh, PA
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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