If you are not going to be put off by sex shops and strip clubs, this place is great. Dodgy bars and shops notwithstanding. Great for people watching. Had a memorable night in a karaoke bar full of locals belting it out. Guinness was great, even at €9 a pint!!
we began our strolling from Canal San Martin to Montmartre and the Sacré-cœur site.. we wanted to walk through Place Pigalle as it was a public square with a deep history of painters studios, literary cafes, notorious red lights district ,full of winding streets , busy…
In this place you will see the iconic Moulin Rouge and many other adult shops and venues, also some vents from the subway below that will flip over any long skirt for a great photo.
With all of the beautiful places in Paris, why go to Pigalle? Full of seedy shops and just run down area. Had zero interest in the adult entertainment shows.
Posting a picture of Moulin Rouge for Place Pigalle is as if you posted a picture of the Statue of Liberty to illustrate Times Square... Moulin Rouge is on Place Blanche... Be serious, people!