/
Close
Newsletters  | Mobile
  • Print
  • Share
  • Map

Discovering a Hidden Paris Neighborhood: Abbesses

Martin Morrell Shopping on Rue Lepic

Photo: Shopping on Rue Lepic

The spirit of the area that once housed Toulouse-Lautrec, Picasso, and Raoul Dufy hasn’t completely died. Prim old ladies, jocular bistro owners, a stray drag queen or two—everyone knows everyone in Abbesses, and unlike in Paris’s chillier, more bourgeois neighborhoods, here they say “hello.”

Read the article

Hotels (2)

Open / Close
  • No_image

    Hôtel Particulier Montmartre

    The five-room Hôtel Particulier Montmartre, on a leafy cobblestoned passageway, is a pint-size hideaway with outsize design. The three-story Direct

    ... More
  • No_image

    Hôtel Amour

    This 24-room boutique is a perennial favorite: book far in advance, especially for stays during Fashion Week in October and March. Restaurant scion

    ... More

Restaurants (3)

Open / Close
  • No_image

    Caberet Michou

    Head to the base of Montmartre for a taste of Parisian nightlife. Michou, the legendary man behind this retro-styled drag show, has hosted audience

    ... More
  • No_image

    Café Burq

    Popular with Monmartre locals, this cozy, low-lit cafe and bar in the Place du Tertre is known for its good-looking staff and sexy feel. With an ex

    ... More
  • No_image

    La Mascotte

    A fun spot to watch the natives drink and scarf down oysters, this neighborhood restaurant and bar in southern Monmartre has local color to spare.

    ... More

Activities (4)

Open / Close
  • No_image

    Halle St.-Pierre

    Situated at the foot of Montmartre, this iron-and-glass Baltard-style structure was a 19th-century marketplace before it was converted into a cultu

    ... More
  • No_image

    Ets Lion

    Reminiscent of a French cottage, this tiny gardening and gourmet food shop is located in the heart of the Montmartre district on Rue des Abbesses.

    ... More
  • No_image

    Spree

    A combination clothing boutique and art gallery, Spree is the brainchild of fashion designer Roberta Oprandi and visual artist Bruno Hadjadj. Locat

    ... More
  • No_image

    Arnaud Delmontel

    The 2007 winner of the Grand Prix de la Baguette de Tradition Française de la Ville de Paris (the best baguette in Paris contest), Arnaud Delmontel

    ... More

Similar Trips (15)

Open / Close
  • Côte d’Azur on a Budget

    Cannes, Nice, St.-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, St. Tropez, Antibes

    The French Riviera is a premier resort destination for good reason: It has clear water bordered by stretches of white-sand beaches, rocky cliffs, and hidden coves—and it’s only a 90-minute flight

    ...

  • Mini Summer Trip Guide to Affordable Paris

    Versailles, Paris, 1st Arrondissement, 4th Arrondissement (Marais), 5th Arrondissement (Latin Quarter)

    So what if the euro is up and the dollar is down?That doesn’t mean you should skip a trip to Europe. You can still find great deals, even in pricey places. In Paris, the secret is simple: knowing w

    ...

  • Where to Sample France's New Fast Food

    7th Arrondissement, 13th Arrondissement, 15th Arrondissement, 18th Arrondissement (Pigalle)

    Fast food is getting the artisanal treatment at a new crop of Parisian bistros, where comfort-food classics arrive at your table within minutes.

  • Paris' Zinc Cafés

    1st Arrondissement, 4th Arrondissement (Marais), 11th Arrondissement (Bastille), 13th Arrondissement, 9th Arrondissement

    Zinc cafés are the nerve centers of Parisian neighborhoods - and places to find delicious affordable meals, cups of coffee, anf local flavor.

  • Paris Museum Restaurants

    1st Arrondissement, 4th Arrondissement (Marais), 7th Arrondissement, 16th Arrondissement (Trocadero)

    Savor fine cuisine—and views—along with fine art at these five standout museum dining rooms.

  • A Walk in the 2nd Arrondissement

    Paris

    Old World meets the Modern World in Paris' Second Arondissement of Paris. The offereings of Rue Chabanais and Rue St.-Anne include books on far-flung destinations, 16th century drawings, organic ce

    ...

  • The Best New Restaurants in Paris

    6th Arrondissement (St.-Germain), 11th Arrondissement (Bastille)

    Parisian chefs are in a revolutionary mood these days: Away with white table-cloths! Down with the tyranny of truffles and foie gras!

  • Great Design from Paris to Berlin

    Berlin, Amsterdam, Paris, Luxembourg, Rotterdam

    A six-day jaunt that takes in the design masterworks in Paris, Luxembourg, Rotterdam, Amsterdam, and Berlin.

  • Romantic Weekend in Paris

    Paris, 3rd Arrondissement (Upper Marais), 6th Arrondissement (St.-Germain), 7th Arrondissement

    In Paris, there's no need to traipse all over town searching for quintessential romantic spots: the city is filled with them. In fact, the Paris-ness of Paris can be distilled into a single arrond...

  • Paris' Best Boulangeries

    Paris

    When it comes to iconic baguettes, flaky croissants, and melt-in-your-mouth pains au chocolat, the French capital delivers....just follow our guide for finding—and tasting—the best in the city.

  • Designers' Paris

    Paris, 1st Arrondissement, 4th Arrondissement (Marais), 6th Arrondissement (St.-Germain), 7th Arrondissement

    In Paris, there’s so much street life, so much light and joy. Though France’s capital is one of the most beautiful in the world, it’s not always the easiest to crack. Four stylish designers who now

    ...

  • Quick Summer Getaway Guide to Paris

    Paris, 18th Arrondissement (Pigalle)

    The up-and-coming Goutte d'Or neighborhood technically may be part of Montmartre, but in spirit it is more about a lively multiethnic street scene than about the charmed life depicted in "Amélie,"

    ...

  • Shoe Shopping in Paris

    Paris, 1st Arrondissement

    When it comes to stylish slingbacks, sandals, and stilettos, Paris can't be beat. From the Marais to St.-Germain- des-Prés, we've found 10 of the most cutting-edge shoe boutiques in the City of Lig...

  • A Noctural Tour of Montmarte in Paris

    Paris, 18th Arrondissement (Pigalle)

    Moody singer-songwriter Keren Ann reveals the bohemian side of the vibrant city she calls home. She has remained loyal to the village-like neighborhood of Les Abbesses in Montmartre for the past ei...

  • Romantic Paris

    Paris, 3rd Arrondissement (Upper Marais), 4th Arrondissement (Marais), 5th Arrondissement (Latin Quarter), 16th Arrondissement (Trocadero)

    The French don't just talk about l'amour, they live it. There's the art, the architecture, the restaurants; meander along the Seine and you'll fall in love with this city.

Advertisement

Sign Up


Connect With Travel + Leisure
  • Travel+Leisure
  • Tablet
  • Available devices

Already a subscriber?
Get FREE ACCESS to the digital edition


Advertisement


Advertisement

Advertisement

Marketplace