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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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One of the most interesting places Ive visited, teeming with budding artists. While they are expensive to buy, the have beautiful artwork and is an eye opener for many people... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We had lunch here after visiting the Basilica and Dali's exhibit. It has a wonderful atmosphere and we took home some nice souvenirs.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

One of the most interesting places Ive visited, teeming with budding artists. While they are expensive to buy, the have beautiful artwork and is an eye opener for many people! Enjoyed having a feast for the eyes!

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Bellingham, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

When visiting the Sacre Coeur, a visit to this little gem of a square should not be missed. Of course, the entire area is now very touristic, but it still brings the ambience of the Artists Enclave to the fore. It is great for picture opportunities, including the towers of the Sacre Coeur in the back and provides opportunities for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

It's just around the corner from the Sacre-Coeur, therefore I would suggest visiting both attractions the same time. This is a small square with stalls selling art work with real life working artists. You could even wait while you have your portrait done. Very interesting indeed. There are also small cafes scattered around the sides if you want to make... More 

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Naples, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

This is square in Montmartre district not far from church Sacre Couer. Artists set up for tourists daily reminding you of days past when the district was haven for artists. Many, poor, penniless artists called this district home - esp Picasso, Matise, Dali. Many cafés now dot the area.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

A reallly nice place to walk about and to stop and have a bite to eat. I noticed that there are fewer artists in the main square now and their spots have been replaced by restaurant seating areas, but that's no bad thing after the walk up the hill to Place du Tertre from anywhere (usually Abesses metro station) as... More 

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Gorey, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

There are some marvellous painters here from all over the World. Be prepared to wait (see where the queues are-these are the best!). Also, we were surprised how expensive even a charcoal drawing was - although in years to come, it could be worth a small fortune!! Lots of eateries around and just revel in the atmosphere, especially when the... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

From the Abbesses Metro stop, Place du Tertre is about a 10-15 minute walk uphill via several long sets of stairs. If not capable, consider taking a taxi as it can be quite a climb. The square is so alive with activity, I really enjoyed it. There are restaurants and gelato shops all around and the middle is filled with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

To be able to walk the square and watch the many different talented artists turn a plain canvas into a wonderful piece of art was one of my highlights of my trip.. I bought a very small one 4 X 5 so I could say I actually saw, talked and bought a piece of art in Paris, France from a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

It's one of the must places to visit if you are in Paris. The painters are excellent and if you want your picture done just step right up and you'll get a drawing of a lifetime. Pricey but worth every penny. If you don't want your picture drawn then look around and enjoy the environment with it's souvenir shops, restaurants... More 

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Address: Paris, France
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Montmartre

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