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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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Pretty square with art nouveau metro

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 stars 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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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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Thessaloniki Region, Greece
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4 of 5 stars 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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Rijeka, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars 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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Alkmaar, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars 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 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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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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Staying in Montmartre

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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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