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Review of Place Pigalle

Place Pigalle
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$106.29*
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Paris Sightseeing Tour with Optional Cruise
Ranked #435 of 1,313 things to do in Paris
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Reviewed September 28, 2013

It may sound like a fun night out or a tourist's dream of seeing a world-famous neighbourhood or re-living Moulin Rouge, but this place is difficult to stomach. There are many aggressive sex-workers and pimps who stand in front of their establishments harassing passers-by and it can be upsetting to see the squalor of it all. During the day, it's somewhat muted, but come 7pm/nightfall and you'd best avoid the area, even to see the Moulin Rouge or Sacre Cor in Montmartre, better things to do in Paris.

5  Thank M B
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Reviewed September 26, 2013

This district has gone downhill over the years. The constant aggressive solicitation by pimps was especially annoying. For women traveling alone, use the middle strip between the two roads, it is safer....One may not be able to avoid these experiences on the way to magical Montmartre. Just go with awareness and a grain of gruffness. Too bad. The powers that be should find a way to bring the magic BACK to Pigalle perhaps with mime people, actors, street theatre, joy and liveliness....not the dregs of the earth.

2  Thank stevemusic
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Reviewed August 19, 2013

we had fun there,lots of sex shops and laughs. I was tempted to go in to one of the live shows, but luckily my husband wasn't :-) and after reading all these awful reviews I am so happy we didn't go inside any of them. We visited the erotic museum which we really enjoyed, it was really fun. We visted Pigalle twice and both times we felt really safe, Soho in London can be worse :-P. There are also few Irish pubs along the street so go and enjoy when it's light

4  Thank KarolaFontaine
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Reviewed August 16, 2013

This area does have a rich history and it's worth going if you're interested. We showed up in the mid afternoon, walked around and took in the sights, went into a couple stores, stopped at 2 bars and had a drink at each one, did plenty of people watching, had a few appetizers, and left before it got dark. We saw plenty of elderly couples, families (who knows why), and a few groups of elderly women. All of whom appeared quite content and happy.

3  Thank Mungry
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Reviewed August 14, 2013

Hell in the Earth,worst,rubbish,a glass of beer that cost 350€ ,its not advisable place for tourist if you want a good time and relax (bar time) a lot of stupid and scam or a sindicate

5  Thank Happygoluckyna123
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