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Place du Tertre

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Address: Paris, France
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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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Touring Monmartre and Place du Tertre

It's one of the must places to visit if you are in Paris. The painters are excellent and if you want your picture done just step right up and you'll get a drawing of a lifetime... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Fullerton, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

It's one of the must places to visit if you are in Paris. The painters are excellent and if you want your picture done just step right up and you'll get a drawing of a lifetime. Pricey but worth every penny. If you don't want your picture drawn then look around and enjoy the environment with it's souvenir shops, restaurants... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

his is a great place if you want to have a portrait painted for 80euor but theoretically if you are not interested in this or buying artwork you can simply continue strolling through Place du terte and exploring the rest of montmartre. you could spend between 15-40 minutes here depending on the person.

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Saskatoon, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Montmartre and Place du Tertre are certainly worth the short subway ride! Many galleries/studios and expos are there to discover with no cover charge. Original works by up and coming artists, meandering little roads, and a relaxed but engaging atmosphere. Although there are plenty of tourists around Place du Tertre and enough souvenir shops to satisfy any t-shirt and trinket... More 

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Bruges, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

If you're in the neighbourhood of Sacre Coeur or Moulin Rouge, pay this lovely little square a visit. You can get yourself a truly unique souvenir. Don't forget to haggle, especially if you're getting more than one drawing/painting from the same artist. Don't push it though. It's a fun experience, artist-shopping. There's a selection of all sorts of techniques and... More 

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Normandy, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

A truly authentic artists square in a must go-to neighbourhood. A maze of colour, art, food stalls, cafes & restaurants makes for a lovely day out.

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

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

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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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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