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Place du Tertre

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This public square in Montmartre, once frequented by many of Paris's...

This public square in Montmartre, once frequented by many of Paris's greatest artists, today remains a haven for amateur artists.

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Nice quarters for artistry...

All kinds of painting, nice cafees and restaurants. The Square is an experience in itself! If you're in Paris you should combine Sacre Coeur and Place du Tertre. Have a cup of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Akersberga, Sweden
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Reston, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Although it is touristy it's still fun to do. Expect a lot of crowds. It was fun to people watch and see the artist do there thing. Some of the artist are good.

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Akersberga, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

All kinds of painting, nice cafees and restaurants. The Square is an experience in itself! If you're in Paris you should combine Sacre Coeur and Place du Tertre. Have a cup of coffee, Watch people stroll by...enjoy the artists work being displayed around the Square.

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Tucson, AZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Make your way to Sacre Cour... enjoy the church and sit in the steps as the sun goes down and the lights of the city come alive. Then make your way "behind" the church to the delightful Place du Tertre visit the many working artist and enjoy delightful outdoor dining with the best "floor show" of all - people watching.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Reaching here by the petit train from Moulin Rouge is the best to enjoy the area, ride, music and feel of old Paris. The Place du Tertre is a small square full of artists... you can see a lot of easels and art work on display and being done live by local artists.... The best part is each one is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Probably The most colorful place in Paris. Lots of painters and bohemian. Flowers all around nice cafes great view to the city below

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Glen Mills, PA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Maybe worth a quick walk through to see it but generally speaking, it's a very touristy area. That means the restaurants are all way overpriced and the food is below average. Don't bother eating here. Also, the "artists" that are there, some are pretty good, most are not, just hawking reproductions. Not what it once was.

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Tarpon Springs, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

The Place du Tertre puts you right in the heart of the artists of Paris. Plenty of artists if you want to get an inexpensive portrait or silhoutte done. Many galleries nearby if you wish to shop for a painting of more substance.

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Houston, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

After lunch in Monmarte and taking in the views from Sacre Couer, we followed the crowds to Place du Tertre. My daughter is an aspiring artist, so she had a wonderful time watching the different artists create their works with a variety of mediums. However, this is not really a place where you will find bargain-basement souvenir art. The portrait... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

All of us as tourists are won't to say occasionally: this place would be great if it wasn't for the tourists. Yes, in the age of mass tourism areas like Place du Tertre seem completely overrun. And over time they are changed to suit the commercial imperatives involved. But just take this location for what it is. The square is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Have been here twice before over the years in my 20's and 30's...but this time was particularly special as I was now visiting it in my 40's on a special holiday with my mother! She has always wanted to visit Paris and coming together was fantastic. Mum is an artist so seeing some of the artists at work actually doing... More 

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