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Montmartre and Pigalle
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hi
we have a hotel booked in montmartre near pigalle and gare du nord.  I have heard some bad things about this area especially at night abd was wondering if anyone had some stories to share about that area or the train station so I have a better idea of what I’m getting myself into.
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Depends on where exactly your hotel is. 
 
Pigalle is the red-light district of Paris.  It’s pretty seedy at night.

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Just hope your hotel does not also book rooms by the hour.

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There were some violent confrontations with the police at Gare du Nord last week, and I a saw a fight in Pigalle because of a traffic dispute.  That said, I would definitely say that the area is more seedy than dangerous.  Montmartre is not exactly the charming neighborhood people make it out to be, but you are not going to get shot.