Place des Abbesses, Paris

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Head to Hollywood's idea of Paris--the quaint cafes, hip shops, and bohemian life--at the iconic Place des Abbesses. Trendy, yet still timeless, the triangular square boasts a great place to shop, visit up-and-coming designers, and people-watch. As an added bonus, this area boasts one of the last two original Art Nouveau subway canopies designed by renowned architect Hector Guimard. To visit Place des Abbesses and other attractions in Paris, use our Paris trip maker app .
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  • I had no problem with any stairs that one person complained about. It's a nice launching off place to walk up towards Sacre Coeur. Like much of paris, I wish there was more and better signage pointing...  more »
  • small dynamic place full of small streets pavers views are on the sacred heart on the heights, are on the disabled against the bottom..
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  • .. .l frequent long this small Parisian square as it in remains still, little, protected facilities expected to highlight some places turning them (as the square of the Republic for example). It's Montmartre to desire, where lead small streets which will guide you to the "corner bistro" where case - crust without fuss (to look for... found!). Good start for a walk on the mound to take to not disturb her beyond what the years have installed are negative (the "old" Paris is more what it was for a long time... Unfortunately...).
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