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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 7, 2015
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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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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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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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We usually visit this area in January to celebrate my birthday when the square is full of artists. So we were surprised to find in August that the square is covered in tables from the cafes surrounding the square and the artists are clinging to the sides. It was also very busy so this is one place at lest that... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

The artistic heart of Montmartre is far from what it was many years ago. It is still the place for many amateur painters trying to make their name, but mainly it is congested with pushy street vendors, tourists and pickpockets. It is hard to enjoy the atmosphere or the historic role of the square in such an ambience...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The proximity to the cathedral was what made it for me. The art was amazing but I would have liked to have seen something that wasn't PARIS PARIS PARIS. The cafes around there are quite expensive but oh well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

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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