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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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Deco Metro entrance

This station at the base of Montmartre has one of the original covered Art Deco Metro entrances. The square is charming, containing a water fountain, and abuts the love wall... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Chicago, IL
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This station at the base of Montmartre has one of the original covered Art Deco Metro entrances. The square is charming, containing a water fountain, and abuts the love wall park and a church, with many restaurants and shops being close. The station itself has a ton of steps, do yourself a favor and take the elevator. Great stop to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

If you've got even the slightest knee or leg pain, or even a junior blister with ambitions to become something more, avoid the stairs out of this Metro station and take the elevator. You can thank me later ... Never in my life have I seen so many stairs, and so steep. Honestly! And the area (once you get above... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

Abbesses metro still has the full canopy, lights and signs of the art nouveau period - great to photograph. Close by is a small park, busy with locals and tourist alike. A place to wander around before the impact of the crowded Sacre Coeur area.

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Gold Canyon, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

Movie fans will recognize this metro stop with the old art deco entrance, carousel and quaint neighborhood feel. Sorry, couldn't find a photo-booth but a nice little garden with mural right behind stop. Don't just turn left and head for Sacre Coeur. Go right down Abbesses for nice local shops and less touristy shops. Walk all the way down the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

A short walk from Sacre Couer Church. The metro entrance surrounded by a nice church, a garden with an 'I Love You- in 250 languages' wall with flowers blooming beautifully.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2016

This charming, lively square in Montmartre is full of old-time atmosphere. A beautiful Metro entrance designed in the Art Nouveau style is one of the most prominent features of this square. Right next to it stands a lovely colourful merry-go-round. The small park with the Wall of Love is also situated nearby. Since the Abbesses Metro station is the deepest... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2016

We chose to visit Montmartre after a long time and Place des Abbesses was our starting point. This little square with the Art-Nouveau Metro entrances is a fabulous way to begin your scenic tour in Montmartre. Follow la Rue des Abbesses and Rue Lepic and lose yourself in the serpentine streets in your way to Sacre Coeur.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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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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