The best street in Paris is rue des Abbesses and there’s no denying it.
It runs through the middle of the charming Montmartre district and is a hive of activity both day and night.
The locals say that Montmartre is like the village of Paris and this street is simply best example of that. As a former local, I wholeheartedly agree 😉
You have your butcher, your baker, your candlestick maker (well, maybe not a candlestick maker) all mushed in with coffee shops, restaurants, and better people-watching than anywhere in Europe.
I walked from one end to the other for this podcast episode, together with my wife Lovely Lina. Here’s the result in podcast form: please subscribe!
Speaking of YouTube, here’s a clip I uploaded from rue des Abbesses when it was snowing in January 2019!
Things to find on Rue des Abbesses
Here are the places we mentioned in the podcast episode. But I stress that you can’t really go wrong up there.
Vrai Paris for most ‘Instagrammable’ restaurant facade: 33 Rue des Abbesses
Amorino for the ice cream: 39 Rue des Abbesses
La Cave des Abbesses for the wine and hidden restaurant: 39 Rue des Abbesses
Terrass Hotel for the amazing view: 14 Rue Joseph de Maistre. (That’s me and author Cara Black up there filming a video!)
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If you love Montmartre, read my story about 18 cool things to find up there. And check out my walk on Rue des Abbesses with the Mayor of Montmartre in July 2020 posted below.
And if you are still wondering what Abbesses means, then why not listen to the podcast episode?! But here’s a hint.
Lastly, what do YOU think is the best street in Paris? Write it in the comments below 🙂
Have a lovely week!
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