Fodor's Expert Review Place des Abbesses
This triangular square is typical of the countrified style that has made Montmartre famous. Now a hub for shopping and people-watching, the place is surrounded by hip boutiques, sidewalk cafés, and shabby-chic restaurants—a prime habitat for the young, neo-bohemian crowd and a sprinkling of expats. Trendy streets like Rue Houdon and Rue des Martyrs have attracted small designer shops, a store specializing in Spanish pata negra ham, and even a cupcake shop. Many retailers remain open on Sunday afternoon.