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Place Pigalle

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Address: Place Pigalle, 75009 Paris, France
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Quarter Pigalle is the Red Light district of Paris and world-famous landmarks like Moulin Rouge is located here. We got off at Pigalle metro station to visit Moulin Rouge and... read more

Reviewed 26 March 2017
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Athens, Greece
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lonely raining walk with Parisian atmosphere a winter night under the lights of Paris narrow streets

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Torreon, Mexico
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want to visit Moulin Rouge, you will not miss it. You must go to see the historic landmark that is. We went there after visiting Sacre-Coeur, just a few blocks from Anvers metro station, and then take the Pigalle station, Moulin Rouge its a must see!!

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017

We saw the area while on a bus tour and decided not to return, it was not just seedy, looked very run-down, did not look safe for a tourist and had a lot of cheap clothing shops; the only positive aspect was the range of ethnic restaurants.

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Niskayuna, New York
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Reviewed 6 April 2017

Pigalle, the red light district of Paris, is really quite an interesting little area. There are a number of highly rated restaurants in the area, there are many shops and boutiques that don't pander exclusively to tourists (all of the red light district specific shops are marked with signs written only in English. Their main draw isn't locals...) It's sort... More 

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Oakland, California
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Reviewed 4 April 2017

This historic red light area has become quite tame. Blame rampant gentrification and all the tour buses going to the Moulin Rouge. This has long been a nightlife playground and there are still some theaters and a whole lot of restaurants. Neighboring residential areas are very charming.

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Reviewed 2 April 2017

I arrived back in Paris yesterday for six days so I took the Metro from Montparnasse and made one change to arrive at Pigalle Metro. I walked straight ahead and tuned right at Carrefour and came across a flea market! They had lots of interesting items , such as vinyl albums, old drinking glass,clothes,old copies of Paris Match and lots... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 March 2017

Quarter Pigalle is the Red Light district of Paris and world-famous landmarks like Moulin Rouge is located here. We got off at Pigalle metro station to visit Moulin Rouge and after that Montmartre. We have strolled through Pigalle and sure the place is full of adult stuffs. Though the area did not match with my idea about a red light... More 

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Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

This is the red light area.Adults only so be careful full of shady characters. Beware of pick pockets.

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 9 March 2017

So every city has a red light district, a seedier area with sex shops, strip clubs etc and this is it for Paris but don't be dismayed because it is safe to walk around and you don't want to miss selfies in front of the Moulin Rouge, do you? There are also restaurants and cafes here, just like you'd expect... More 

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Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Don't waste your time going there. I was at Monmartre and decided to take a look at the famous Pigalle. The area looks dangerous and unsafe. Try to avoid that place.

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The neighbourhood around Opéra and Bourse is a belle époque paradise of grand boulevards, refined arcades, and mass-market art-nouveau entertainment. Here, modern day workers continue to take advantage of the legacy that nobility and finance left in the 19th century. Brightly-lit brasseries, theatres, and cinemas sit side by side with French bistros predominating in one area and Japanese restaurants in another. The area is most famous for the Palais Garnier opera house and glamorous department stores.
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