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Place des Abbesses

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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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Rare Art Nouveau Metropolitan "Subway" Entrance

There are only two of these old metro entrances remaining in Paris and they are beautiful works of art. We used the Metro to this stop on the way to Montmartre which is a 10-15... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 8, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

There are only two of these old metro entrances remaining in Paris and they are beautiful works of art. We used the Metro to this stop on the way to Montmartre which is a 10-15 minute walk uphill from here. There is lots of activity near the stop and is a great place for people watching.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Place des Abbesses is the focal point for this part of Montmartre and makes a good starting point for exploring the village's winding cobblestone streets. A line 12 Metro stop (Abbesses) is below the Place -- way below. This Metro station is the deepest in Paris, 118 feet underground. I can attest that the stairs leading up are an experience... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

The street and the square are very charming. You find a lot of shops and cafes. It is the spirit of Montmartre. It is nice to walk along the street and enjoy the atmosphere. I find this area much more interesting that the rest of Montmartre as seen by tourists i.e. Pigalle and Place du tertre.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Exploring Place des Abbesses one sunny morning after a visit to Sacre Coeur was just absolutely what I dreamed Montmartre to be. Charming, quaint and filled with interesting architecture, little stores and places to eat and soak in Parisian life. Sit and journal your thoughts in the beautiful sanctuary of the Place des Abesses garden with the "I love you"... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Great places to find excellent quality goods. Start at 47 rue d'Orsel shop called Bleu Tango. Gorgeous handmade clothing at reasonable prices. Also sells jewelry and shoes that are very UNIQUE! On the same street just down the ways a bit is a place called Dam Butons. This store has thousands of unique buttons in every color and shape you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

very nice vicinity. gives the impression of being in a village right at the heart of Paris. Montmartre is on one side of the area.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Place des Abbesses is one of the main starting points for exploring Montmartre. It lies on metro line 12 and boasts one of the best preserved art nouveau entrances by Hector Guimard. In the small park next to the station is a hidden attraction only a city like Paris would have. The blue tiled wall is the 'I love you'... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

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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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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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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Address: Paris, France
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Montmartre

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Montmartre
Montmartre is a bustling mix of cultures, colors, and styles which changes from one street to another. Ride the funicular (or, for a real workout, climb the steps) to the sublime Sacré-Coeur (Basilica of the Sacred Heart) with its inspiring view of the city. The church is surrounded by provincial streets and piano bars where tourists, artists, and street entertainers thrive. At the foot of the hill, Boulevard de Clichy features shops not intended for young audiences, while residences are scattered to the north and east. The diverse population includes a large part from the Arab-speaking world, Africa, and Turkey. It’s a corner of Paris full of life and dynamism with charms that can’t be found anywhere else.
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