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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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From here to Montmartre

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

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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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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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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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.