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Place du Tertre

Address: Paris, France (Montmartre)
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Ranked #172 of 1,105 things to do 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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Cornwall
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Definitely worth a visit, see the artists at work. We got a fantastic sketch for €40. The streets are quaint and lots of lovely gift shops.

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Sydney, Australia
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34 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I didn't really warm to this place as much as I'd thought I might. It seemed too busy and too overcrowded ( I really don't like crowds). The square seemed just that teensy bit too crowded with restaurants and people stuffing their faces with what looked like quite over-priced and not quite all that good food. I had to look... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1,185 reviews 1,185 reviews
748 attraction reviews
372 helpful votes 372 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

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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82 reviews 82 reviews
42 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

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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20 helpful votes 20 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
137 helpful votes 137 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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86 reviews 86 reviews
35 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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