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Place des Abbesses

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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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On the Place des Abbesses is the metro, also very near by is Hotel Regyn's. At the other side of the pace is a beautiful church and alse near by is a famous bakery with the best... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Alkmaar, The Netherlands

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This very cute and vibrant square has one of the only two original Art-Nouveau Metro entrances that are still in use. The square is very picturesque, always full of life and various activities and there are some nice fashionable shops in the streets around the square.

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Alkmaar, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On the Place des Abbesses is the metro, also very near by is Hotel Regyn's. At the other side of the pace is a beautiful church and alse near by is a famous bakery with the best bread of Paris. When it's good weather you can sit outside a little cafe having a cup of coffee or a glas of... More 

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Glasgow, Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

There is always something going on in Place des Abbesses when we visit ( usually in late January early February) and in December there is a small Christmas market. It is a lovely little square and the Metro station is very attrative. i would suggest that you wait to take the lift ( elevator) as there are lots of stairs.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

Charming shops and buildings surround the Place and it is a joy to stroll along the streets of Montmartre!

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Lebanon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

We visited the Wall of Love when we are passing by it, very nice place to get in. Love Word in all languages in a clean small Garden. If you are around , I recommend to take photos here as this something not easy to find in other cities. No direct Transport to the place and you have to Walk... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015 via mobile

Cute square on the way to Montmatre. Not worth going just for the square. The 'I love you' wall was very crowded and we weren't able to appreciate it, plus it was really small.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

When in Montmartre, be sure to visit Place des Abbesses, which has an impressive Art Nouveau station entrance and a Carousel for kids. To the rear of the Place is a quiet, gated garden which houses the 'I Love You' wall ('Le Mur Je t'aime') which has tiles with 'I Love You' inscribed on them. The garden is a quiet... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We have visited this little square a lot in winter and this time in summer. If you take the metro to this square then you can wait for the lift or walk up - warning there are lots of stairs. It is worth it as whatever the season it is a vibrant little square with lots to see nearby. it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The square has a carousel, a small park and (most notable) the "Mur des Je t'aime", a wall with "I love you" written in many languages. Also, as it's very close to Montmartre and Sacre Coeur, this makes a nice walk.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

closest station to sacre coeur, but a long climb from the metro to the top(250 steps)once you come out there is a beautiful church right opposite worth a look. then walk for another 30-45 min to sacre coeur and then wait in the queue or climb another 145 steps to get to scare coeur!!! real workout have loads of water... More 

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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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