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The Other Side of Montmartre: Coffee, Food and Shopping Off the Beaten Path

by Kim Laidlaw
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Kim Laidlaw

London-import Kim Laidlaw is the creator of insider city guide Unlock Paris. After studying History of Art at the Ecole du Louvre, she decided to make Paris her home and has lived here for 8 years and counting. Kim writes travel guides for Lonely Planet, Thames and Hudson and Dorling Kindersley, and articles for the BBC and Conde Nast, as well as copywriting for ad agencies in Paris and copyediting for several fashion magazines, including Fashion For Men and Self Service. View Kim Laidlaw's Website

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6 comments on “The Other Side of Montmartre: Coffee, Food and Shopping Off the Beaten Path

Hi Esther,
You could start from the Mairie du 18eme (the town hall – Metro Jules Joffrin) and walk to rue Marcadet from there. All the street numbers are in the piece above. And from there you could wander to Table d’Eugène for lunch (book ahead) and then head uphill towards Abbesses and the Sacre Coeur. Hope that helps!

So inspired by your blog!!I am coming to Paris in February with my husband and son – just for a few days but definitely am planning to explore Montmartre. Can you give me kind of a walking itinerary with some street names? If I am by myself I can just happily wander around for hours, but with the “men”, I need to have a little bit more of a plan. I’d appreciate any advice you could give me. I have not been to Montmartre in years but I think we would all love it! Thanks!

Hi Sandy,
Don’t feel you have to! Lomi also serve tea and freshly made juice…

To be honest I don’t drink coffee really, I just dont like drinking coffee I dont feel good after I drink one, but when I do it’s going to be the one in Café Lomi.

Hi Linda,
Thanks for your comment. Glad to hear you like it – it’s a great part of Paris, isn’t it?

This is am area of Paris that we discovered several years ago…..we make a point of returning here each time we return to Paris…..infact we were just there a few days ago. The breeze was very ‘crisp’ as it swept through the streets, but it was a joy to be again in Paris and particularly in this area as it is ‘void’ of tourists.

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