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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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What a great way to spend a lazy afternoon

We thoroughly enjoyed spending a couple of hours at the back of Sacre Coer in the artists’ quarter of Place du Tertre. It’s a quaint square housing several restaurants, cafes, an... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

We thoroughly enjoyed spending a couple of hours at the back of Sacre Coer in the artists’ quarter of Place du Tertre. It’s a quaint square housing several restaurants, cafes, an art gallery, and 10-20 commissioned artists drawing portraits. A little touristy, yes, but at the same time it had a nice ambience. Our three adult kids split up and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Visited Place du Tertre because I heard a lot about it long ago. It was nice but very commercial. Just looked around and it was enough. The African sellers were pushing the people to buy their stuff. In some ways they act a kind aggressive. We hate that.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Some 30 years ago, it was still real pleasure, to walk around and watch the painters how they are working. Today you hardly can move, it is full with tourists, most of the works on sale are not real art. It is a pitty, but that is mass tourism!

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Tonsberg, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This is to me one of the most charming places in Paris. The artists sit here and paint among the restaurants. A very living place. Some of the paintings were to expensive for my taste. I understand they are artist, but I only wanted a suvenir, not a gallery piece. Some of the artists are very talented though and it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This is a must-see when visiting Paris. Gives France it's authentic seal with a strong cultural appeal. My personal favourite place in Paris.

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I love visiting this delightful square! Brimming with wonderful Parisian street artists and performers, my 3 teenagers, hubby and I loved browsing around. We sat down at a pavement cafe (from a previous visit, I knew it was an expensive thing to do but it's such a wonderful, special experience we had saved for just that moment) and enjoyed watching... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Always worth a visit to see the artists ay work. Square full of little cafés and artists doing live portraits, caricatures, silhouettes and selling their art. Very Parisienne and atmospheric. .round the corner from the Sacre Coeur.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We had lunch here after visiting the Basilica and Dali's exhibit. It has a wonderful atmosphere and we took home some nice souvenirs.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

One of the most interesting places Ive visited, teeming with budding artists. While they are expensive to buy, the have beautiful artwork and is an eye opener for many people! Enjoyed having a feast for the eyes!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

When visiting the Sacre Coeur, a visit to this little gem of a square should not be missed. Of course, the entire area is now very touristic, but it still brings the ambience of the Artists Enclave to the fore. It is great for picture opportunities, including the towers of the Sacre Coeur in the back and provides opportunities for... More 

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Address: Paris, France
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Montmartre

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