A quick guide to Pigalle, France

Just a few minutes from the foot of the streets leading to Montmartre, you’ll find the bustling neighborhood of Pigalle. This once-seedy neighborhood, known for its many sex shops, peep-shows and brothels, has now become one of Paris’s trendiest neighborhoods. We’re smitten with the many cafés, quirky shops, restaurants and bustling nightlife and have gathered a few favorite spots in Pigalle:

Stay

​At Le Pigalle, a lovely boutique hotel that’s perfectly placed for exploring both Pigalle and neighboring Montmartre. All the rooms have a strong Parisian identity and are decorated in the style of the Pigalle area known as the “Nouvelle Athènes”. Think quirky-cool with vintage furniture, vinyl records, books, and artwork and prints from local artists.

Le Pigalle, 9 Rue Frochot, 75009, hotel website
Book room at Le Pigalle

Eat  

For delicious and Insta-worthy breakfasts visit Buvette which is the Paris outpost of Manhattanite chef Jody Williams’s successful gastrothèque in the West Village. This Parisian spot is not to be missed.  

​Buvette, 67 Rue Saint-Maur, 75011, website

For simple, good breakfasts

Head to KB Café shop that serves great coffee, toasts, baguettes, salads and cake.

KB Café Shop, 53 Avenue Trudaine, 75009, website

Café Marlette for good, simple breakfasts, heavenly cakes and coffee beans from Parisian roaster Coutume. 
​Café Marlette, 51 Rue des Martyrs, 75009, website

For lunch or dinner

Head to Pink Mamma, the latest newcomer of the popular Big Mamma Group. Spread across four floors each floor of the restaurant is beautifully designed with its own décor. Don’t forget to stop by the speakeasy in the basement. Be aware that Pink Mamma has a no-reservation policy, so it’s necessary to queue. 

Pink Mamma, 20bis Rue de Douai, 75009, website

Drink

For colorful tiki kitsch and wonderful drinks head to Dirty Dick across from Le Pigalle hotel.

Dirty Dick, 10 Rue Frochot, 75009 

Shop

Shop at Célia Darling, a chic boutique that carries a beautiful selection of vintage clothes, accessories, shoes and bags. 

​Célia Darling, 5 Rue Henri Monnier, 75009

Design your own pair of shoes at this gorgeous shop Dessine-moi un soulier meaning ‘draw me a shoe’ specializes in customized women shoes. Using basic shoe models such as the T-bar, pump, ballet slipper and ankle boot, customers are able to personalize shoes through fabric, color, glitter, bows and heel height.

Dessine-moi un soulier, 7 Rue Houdon, 75018, website

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