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Place du Tertre

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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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Rijeka, Croatia
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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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Melbourne, Australia
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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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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