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Place du Tertre

Paris, France (Montmartre)
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Ranked #166 of 762 Attractions in Paris
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: People-watching
Description: 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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Paris, France
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118 reviews 118 reviews
29 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

If you want an original keepsake this is the place to go. If you want a portrait I would recommend going to the main square and getting it done properly. The people who approach you in the street are a completely different standard so don't judge all of them equally. The place is packed but if you truly want a... More

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Centurion, South Africa
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52 attraction reviews
253 helpful votes 253 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Place du Tertre in Montmartre boasts a very charming and true Parisian ambiance. It is filled with artists, restaurants and bars like other reviews mentioned. It offers excellent views of the majestic Sacre-Couer. Yes, it is filled with tourists, but is understandably so due to the popularity of this lovely little square. It is wonderful to sit on the cobblestone... More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Have a drink on the square surrounded by artists painting, or cutting figures out of paper that resembles your face. The atmosphere is great. Place du Tertre is located in the Monmartre area, its behind the Sacre Coeur.

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I Love this place. It reminds me of the images of quintessentially old Paris, with shuttered windowed houses overlooking the busy square tucked away beneath the Sacre Coeur. I've visited the Place du Tertre a few times and it's never not been busy; there are hoards of tourists spilling in and out of the surrounding galleries and restaurants, and marvelling... More

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Walsall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This lovely little square just at the rear of the Sacre Coeur is the best place in the world to sit and have a drink and watch the world go by. The artwork is varied and reasonably priced and there are lots of bars and restaurants around here where you can soak up the ambience. This was our 2nd visit... More

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Sidmouth, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

But be careful of pickpockets. The streets are crowded and there is much to see in a small space. Years ago the area for artists to ply their trade and sell their pieces occupied the full Place but it is now partly taken up by bar/cafes. There are ample eating shops/cafes/restaurants lining the area, which has spoilt what was many... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

Place du Tertre used to be a place to scope out the artists and maybe buy a piece of artwork. Today the awful and expensive restaurants have taken over the square. You can get a portrait done. However, it is expensive and not that good. The other art is very touristy and probably nothing more than drops of paint added... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

A short tourist's trip to Montmartre will usually involves exiting the metro station - Anvers, the walk uphill, taking in the panoramic view of Paris city from the top, visit The Basilica of the Sacre Coeur, walk downhill, walk around Place du Tertre (a square with artists lined around) go down hill further and leave via the metro station -... More

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Thessaloniki Region, Greece
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301 attraction reviews
291 helpful votes 291 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I really dislike this place. I don't have any problem with tourists, in Paris I am a tourist too, but I can't stand specific places, which every touristic city has, where everything is too much touristic. Place du Tertre is the only place in Paris that I have this feeling. If you want to treat yourself however with a nice... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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181 helpful votes 181 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

If you are going to Montmartre, take some time to visit Place du Tertre and enjoy the bustle and of artistry! Here you can have a drink or an ice-cream in the piazza, and then walk amongst the artists who will all vie for your attention! There are some incredible talents and you can have a life portrait or a... More

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