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Place du Tertre

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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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Walking in the footsteps of some of the worlds greatest artists. Old shops, cafes and artists. Touristy, but well worth the visit

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 7, 2016
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Stewartsville, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This plaza is really arty. Indeed, you'll find many artist painting, drawing or sketching Paris, the people and you. Obviously extremely touristic and near the Sacré Coeur, there'll be plenty of people. There're also many cafés, bars and restaurant located around and about the square.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This, lovely,,original, unique "place" is like a village of its own within Paris. Lots of painters propose to make the portaits of tourists who are delighed to come back home with their portraits made in Montmartre (a bit expensive !) True born Parisians do not often go there as it is mainly an amusement for tourists who love this delightful... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

Walking in the footsteps of some of the worlds greatest artists. Old shops, cafes and artists. Touristy, but well worth the visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

If your looking for a souvenir of your time in paris, come to this small square at the top of Montmarte. Beautiful artwork from local artists at very reasonable prices. Tons of small cafes and resteraunts to enjoy lunch. Spent 30 minutes talking with a Russian born artists who had made paris home.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

I spent 4 weeks at an apartment in a less fashionable part of Monmartre, but walked up and visited Sacre Coeur and the Place du Tertre several times, both during the day and night in late November and early December. I enjoyed coming the most in the late afternoon and dusk and watching the light fade and the christmas lights... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This place is beautiful, but definitely caters to tourists. Beautiful things can be seen and bought here but if you're a budget traveller as myself, just come here for a walk, there are plenty of other shops hidden away in Montmartre from where to buy art.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

We visited early on a December Saturday morning to avoid the crowds. In the summer the tables from the surrounding cafes take over the square but I prefer it in the winter when the artists only are selling their work in the square.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

I asked one of the talented artists if he also showed his work in a gallery somewhere. He looked around him at the square filled with artists and said, "This is my gallery." And so it was. And is. A perfect place to find affordable art to tuck in your suitcase.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

Just around the corner from the Sacre-Coeur, the Place du Tertre is usually buzzing with artists, diners and visitors. During this trip - early December - it felt strangely quiet. The square was clear of the big, tented restaurant and the artists were sparse. However, the feel and spirit of the Place moved us still.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

Took my son to Paris for his 14th birthday and he chose Esteban (Santa Claus!) to draw him. Although it was very cold, my son and I thought it Esteban's work was very worth tolerating the cold and time spent and were very pleased with his work. We got a tube to protect the sketch for the rest of the... More 

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