Beyond the Montmartre hill, let yourself be seduced by the bohemian spirit of the Abbesses and rue Caulaincourt.
Chic and bohemian
After avenue de Clichy, you can’t miss a detour via the Abbesses and rue Caulaincourt. Chic and bohemian, the district, around the Butte and under Montmartre, has managed to preserve a popular touch while becoming irresistibly trendy. From the shopping effervescence of the famous rue Lepic to the art-deco metro station of Lamarck-Caulaincourt, the place also seduces visitors with its eco-friendly concept stores, its designer boutiques and its trendy addresses where it is good to nestle. Bobo chic, tourists and Parisian youth meet here in beautiful harmony.
Where to have a drink ?
Nothing better than a small rooftop to get an idea of the neighborhood. A stone’s throw from rue Lepic, the 7th ciel, rue Joseph-de-Maistre, brings you closer to the stars, with its perched terrace and its breathtaking view of the capital ! On the other side of the Montmartre cemetery, nestled in a very pleasant little square, the Karambole is a spot well known to regulars where you can drink an aperitif or linger for dinner. Whether going up rue Caulaincourt to the north or rue des Abbesses further east, the area is full of bars and restaurants for all tastes. Among the must-sees, let’s mention the Festin Nu, quite unbridled, Les Novices, in Caulaincourt, or the timeless Chez Camille, a cozy micro-bar at the foot of Montmartre where the few seats on the terrace are a Holy Grail hunted by many.
The best baguette of Paris
Good addresses Bars, restaurants, but also a myriad of good addresses, whether you are looking for a barber (L’Atelier Gentlemen), a trendy hairdresser (Le Garçon Coiffeur) or food shops, which abound in rue Lepic. The best baguette in Paris can be found at the Grenier à pains, rue des Abbesses. As for the roast chicken, it is totally unmissable at the Rôtisserie Dufrénoy in the same street. For fashion and decoration shopaholics, the Rose Bunker is a vintage and inspiring concept store located rue Aristide-Bruant. To conclude this day, if you are looking for a little corner of greenery to take a breather or join a game of pétanque, go up to the Suzanne-Buisson square, it’s the countryside in the city!