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Address: Paris, France
Activities: People-watching
Description: 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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Get painted where the painters hung out

The famous painters are no longer around, but Place du Tertre in the Montmartre area is still a fun place to go. The square is half-lined with painters who are painting as well as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Boise, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

The famous painters are no longer around, but Place du Tertre in the Montmartre area is still a fun place to go. The square is half-lined with painters who are painting as well as selling, and the other half is lined with caricaturists. The inside is filled with restaurant extensions and the service can be iffy. I've had good service... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

Any visit to Paris and certainly any to Sacre Coeur should include time to gaze at the street scene here. I collect old slides and this spot has been a place for tourists to come get "original" Parisian artwork, painted right before your eyes! Though many artists paint the same painting, one will never have a dull moment here. It's... More 

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Paris
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

On top of Montmartre, the square enjoys a great location. It no longer look very authentic: too many "painters" sell art that is not always of high quality, to crowds of tourists. And many small shops around it sells t-shirts, plates, flags, etc and all kind of junk products. The restaurants and cafes in the area can be interesting, or... More 

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Lagos, Nigeria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Great to visit. One can have their portrait painted in a few minutes for 30€. All the places to eat and drink have inflated prices. Coffee between four and fine euro. Crepes around 7 euro. Buy your souvinner at the bottom of the hill where they are cheaper. Quite off putting was paratroopers guiding the place. Place of worship doesn't... More 

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

A group of us had been taking a stroll round Momartre and stopped at the Au Cadet de Gascogne in the Place Du Tertre for a drink. It was quite chilly and we were glad to sit under the outside heaters and watch the people go by. The staff are very engaging and funny. The prices are high, €6.50 for... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Being a lover of Sacre-Coeur/Montmartre area, Place du Tertre is a sweet little square full of artists! I had a portrait drawn here 2years ago, and came back to find the artist my mom purchased paintings from as she wants to add more to her collection. The artists I interacted with were very very friendly. The variety of styles is... More 

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Epaignes, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I've been to this place several times in the past 40 years, and in my opinion, it's always a "must see" when in Paris. Yes, some might think it's over-rated, but many tourist attractions come across that way - basically, because the average tourist doesn't really have time to really LOOK , as they're trying to cram as much in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We stumbled upon this square, whilst walking to Sacre Coeur. It's bordered by restaurants and is brimming with life. There was live music coming from a marquee in the centre. The atmosphere was electric: noisy and crowded, but friendly and happy. The restaurants looked very French with red canopies and cane chairs and bustling waiters. We drank local cider and... More 

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Davenport, Iowa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I've visited Place du Tertre twice and each time mostly to envision the area where Toulouse Lautrec and his contemporaries painted. For someone like my husband, a run-of-the-mill American (and a non-Francophile), the square is a bit underwhelming. He was more excited to have a drawn picture of us as a souvenir rather than a **Place du Tertre** experience. A... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

It is one of those places you have to visit while in Montmartre. Be prepared for crowds and an intimidating wall of artists who approach you with sketch pads the instant you turn the corner into the square. Once you are past the overly pushy artists you are free to walk the square at your own place and watch the... More 

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