Pigalle

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This lively neighborhood is known as the center of entertainment in Paris and features famous cabaret venues and a museum of eroticism.

Visit the Moulin Rouge and see an authentic French cabaret show in Pigalle. Relax in bars or music clubs and observe Paris’ animated red-light district. Increasingly shedding its once unsavory reputation, Pigalle is now a popular nightspot to see a cabaret show and take in Paris’ lively atmosphere.

See an exhibit at the Museum of Eroticism where ancient and contemporary art has an erotic focus. Find captivating modern sculptures and paintings in the contemporary art exhibits. Notice ancient religious artifacts celebrating the essence of human life. On the second of seven floors you will find an insightful collection of photographs, drawings and unusual documents linked to brothels in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Experience a traditional French cabaret at the famous Moulin Rouge. Watch dancers perform the renowned French cancan. Take photos of the iconic red windmill on the building’s roof and appreciate the original Fin de siècle French décor inside. The Moulin Rouge opened in the late 19th century and has been the subject of numerous films, documentaries and novels over the past century.

Enjoy fine dining at stylish restaurants in South Pigalle. This was once a quieter area in the city; however, it has since been revived with specialty coffee shops and stylish restaurants and retail shops. Discover the Rue des Martyrs about a 5-minute walk from the Pigalle Metro station. This busy street is lined with shops selling fine wines, cheeses and delicious pastries.

Wander along the famed Boulevard de Clichy. On this street are a number of notable buildings, including the historic quarters of many famous artists, such as Pablo Picasso and Jean-Léon Gérôme. Admire the grand architecture and historic buildings.

Take the Metro to the Pigalle Station and you will emerge in the lively center. Visit South Pigalle during the day for fine food and shopping. Explore bars, nightclubs and music venues for an entertaining evening out.


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3 out of 5
32 Rue Duperré, Paris, Paris, 75009
The price is $90 per night from May 22 to May 23
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Paris. Enjoy free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk, and daily housekeeping. Our guests praise the helpful staff and ...
4/5 Very Good! (945 reviews)
"It's clean and in waking dinning area"

Reviewed on May 7, 2022

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Hotel Des Arts Paris Montmartre
Hotel Des Arts Paris Montmartre
4 out of 5
5 Rue Tholoze, Paris, Paris, 75018
The price is $173 per night from Jun 2 to Jun 3
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Paris. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a fitness center. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (958 reviews)
"An absolute gem! The staff was welcoming and helpful. The facility was lovely, clean and well situated between 2 metros and several bus lines. Walking to nearby attractions was easy and enjoyable. Thanks for the upgrade too; having a window open to the cobblestone street was an additional pleasure. ..."

Reviewed on May 13, 2022

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4 out of 5
12-14 Rue Joseph de Maistre, Paris, Paris, 75018
Fully refundable
The price is $195 per night from Jun 19 to Jun 20
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Paris. Enjoy free WiFi, a full-service spa, and a rooftop terrace. Our guests praise the breakfast and the comfy beds in our ...
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Hôtel Rochechouart
Hôtel Rochechouart
4 out of 5
55 Boulevard de Rochechouart, Paris, Paris, 75009
The price is $214 per night from May 22 to May 23
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Paris. Enjoy free WiFi, a rooftop terrace, and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (53 reviews)
"We had the most beautiful time during our stay at Hotel Rochechouart. The staff was incredibly friendly and helpful. Our room was beautiful and the view of Montmatre and Sacre Couer was even better. The street the hotel is on is busy but you can’t hear a thing with the windows closed. The neighborhood ..."

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2022

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Hôtel R. Kipling by Happyculture
Hôtel R. Kipling by Happyculture
4 out of 5
65 Rue Blanche, Paris, Paris, 75009
The price is $106 per night from May 22 to May 23
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4/5 Very Good! (329 reviews)
"Really lovely hotel, cosy room and nice part of Paris. This was my first ever solo trip and I felt very safe :)"

Reviewed on May 2, 2022

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Hôtel Le Chat Noir
Hôtel Le Chat Noir
4 out of 5
68 Boulevard De Clichy, Paris, Paris, 75018
The price is $153 per night from May 22 to May 23
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Paris. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy beds in ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (348 reviews)
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Reviewed on May 1, 2022

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