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Place du Tertre

Paris, France (Montmartre)
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Ranked #145 of 635 Attractions in Paris
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, 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, 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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Staffordshire
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

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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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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18 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Newcastle
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99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Real bohemian atmosphere. Easy to pretend to yourself that these artists are the likes of Monet & his friends, some seem to be very good. A firm 'Non, merci" is all that is needed if you are not in the market for artwork. Restaurants are varied, but we preferred cafes a little out of the way, in the side streets... More 

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London, Ontario, Canada
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Guidebooks will tell you that Place du Tertre is full of tourists & they're absolutely right; why would you not, as a visitor to Paris, come to this wonderful old village square? Many of the same guidebooks will tell you that the artwork here is of inferior quality. Some is; some is not. You can buy an inexpensive souvenir or... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Nestling about 150 yards to the west of Sacre-Coeur the Place Du Tetre is ideal for a Sunday morning stroll in the sunshine and ideal for a bargain souvenir of your visit to Paris. This tiny square is packed with portrait artists and caricaturists many of high quality and if you have an hour to spare and 100 euros you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

A good place to visit if you are around the Sacre Coeur. Make have to walk up a flight of steep steps but totally worth it. The artworks here are beautiful but can be pricey depending on your negotiation skills. Tips: Try asking for direction to the Me Consulat restaurant - really a nice place for afternoon tea.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Very good place with a great service, the waitress called Alice was very kind and showed a great level of professionalism and kindness which is very rare in Paris! I love the place and will surely revisit. they have an excellent Bearnaise sauce that I took with the Entrecote, a must try!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We enjoyed going to Montmartre early one morning before the crowds descended on the area. This square is about 2 blocks from Sacre Coeur and it's very pleasant -- lots of artists and cafes -- but the steep narrow streets surrounding the Place du Tertre were really beautiful. Some the shops are very nice, others sell touristy junk, but the... More 

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