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Place du Tertre

Paris, France (Montmartre)
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Ranked #159 of 750 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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Sidmouth, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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379 reviews 379 reviews
149 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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340 reviews 340 reviews
288 attraction reviews
223 helpful votes 223 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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191 reviews 191 reviews
37 attraction reviews
174 helpful votes 174 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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Paris, France
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54 reviews 54 reviews
25 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

After a good climb up to the Sacré Cœur, walk towards the left for about 10 minutes and you come across a heavily crowded square which is bound to amaze and intrigue you the life like sketches, paintings and caricatures. I'd got mine done in Rome and found this place pretty steep (50 Euros for a sketch and about 40... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We wandered the old narrow streets and then stopped for a beer at one of the street side cafes. Our companions had a portrait drawn and were thrilled with the result.

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Port Jefferson, New York
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Place du Tertre is an area on Montmartre devoted to displaying artists and their works. It is charmingly set up with sidewalk cafes all around it. Artwork is priced in every range, so there is a memory for everyone to take home. We had the pleasure of taking Le Petit Train de Montmartre which is only 6 euro p/p, around... More

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Pune, India
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Loved to walk around this quaint old square. Lovely artists doing portraits ( though a bit steeply priced at 100usd a pc, but really really good). We saw some which were so true to the people posing, it was unbelievable. Street musicians performing live. Really really crowed with the poor Bus drivers trying their best to weave their way through... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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27 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We visited as a family with 2 young children April 14. This has a lovely feel to it with lots of cobbled streets & steep stair cases to wander through. It was tiring for our 4 and 8 year olds but we came across some lovely patisseries where we could stop, eat and rest. These are the streets that bring... More

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