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Place du Tertre

Address: Paris, France (Montmartre)
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Ranked #146 of 624 Attractions in Paris
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: People-watching
Owner description: This public square in Montmartre, once frequented by many of Paris's greatest artists, today...
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: People-watching
Owner 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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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

The Place du Tetre is a square atop the Montmarte hill. A stone's throw from La Basilique du Sacré Cœur de Montmartre, it is a public square where loads of artists sit to ply their trade. Here you can get a drawig/ painting/ caricature of yourself made in a few moments. an excellent memento of your holiday. There are also... More 

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Mumbai
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38 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

While this square is nestled just about 3mins walk down from the Sacre-Coeur, we got a little lost & found this square only after an hour. This tiny square is packed with portrait artists and caricaturists many of high quality. While we didn't get a portrait done for ourselves, we saw the artists finish the portraits / caricatures in probably... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Place du Tertre is a special place to walk around, but if you have even passing French and fancy a painting, you can end up with a charming conversation and experience. The lady with the water color birds was especially delightful. Don't be afraid!

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London, United Kingdom
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74 reviews 74 reviews
49 attraction reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Just around the corner from Sacred Heart Basilica of Montmartre (Sacre-Coeur) is the Place du Tertre a square surrounded by cafes and quaint shops filled with artists selling their works.

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Pittsburgh
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29 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

It is not so much the visuals. It is just a square with a lot of artist easels. Each artist has their own space, and for a price they will create your portrait or caricature. It takes time and you have to sit there while the artist does his thing. However walking around the square provides a very different feel... More 

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Zutphen, The Netherlands
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35 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

I dont go here anymore, havent been there since 2008, but from memory this touristtrap is worse because its a french tourist-trap. Meaning they will give you a bad feeling about not spending any money, and if you spend any, they give you a bad feeling about not having spend enough or on the wrong thing. There were good artist... More 

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Staffordshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Go to the place du Tetre, next to Sacre Coeur, early in the morning, and watch the artists setting up. Have a typical French breakfast at one of the many cafes.Only downside , the people with sketch pads who follow you everywhere asking to draw you!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We walked around this place, took some photos and saw interesting people there. Restaurants in the area are really good, you find menus for 15€ each person, good value for Paris. The place is full of painters, you can buy beautiful pieces from local artists. Very colored, bohemian and harmony.

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We walked from our hotel to the Sacre-Coeur. Steep in places but taking you through some attractive streets and buildings. We arrived at the Place du Tertre ready for coffee and people watching. When we arrived the square was empty of tourists but seemed full of artists, many wanting to paint / draw your portrait. An element of Monty Python... More 

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Grenoble, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

great place for a bohemian chill out. Get your portrait done by an amatuer artist, it's worth the memory, much more than a selfie.... Please make your research before waltzing into one of the restaurants here, in my experience, the good places to eat are a little hidden, not right under a tourist's nose.

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