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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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A large collection of local artists but very touristy

There was a large collection of different artists here and some who were very talented but it was all very crowded with tourists - which also meant the paintings were expensive.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Heidy B
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Just around the corner from Sacre Coeur, is Place du Tertre. There are several cafes here and the Place is filled with artists selling their overpriced paintings that are not very good. A lot of them are portrait artists but some actually have scenic paintings but they are quite small and are selling them for double to triple the price... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We came here for a bit of a walk (including dinner) after visiting the Sacre Coeur Basilica. It's got a great atmosphere to it and looks really beautiful in the evening. There is a great selection of places to eat and a lot going on in the square itself. One piece of advice is to be careful where you walk... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

There was a large collection of different artists here and some who were very talented but it was all very crowded with tourists - which also meant the paintings were expensive.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Jolly plaza around the corner from Sacre Coeur, dozens of local artists in many different mediums...sit for a portrait at a fraction of a gallery. Plenty of coffee shops and eateries also. A nice place to spent a couple of hours in Montmartre.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love this place though with the restaurants taking up most of the square it has lost some of its charm. Come during the day so as not to miss the artists and don't forget to eat at one of the restaurants facing the square.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an enjoyable walk around the square, watching the artists create. Would have loved to stay longer or even stop back, but time did not permit. Around the corner is a magnificent view. A good stop if you are in the area

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The view around the corner is awesome, and the square itself has such a great atmosphere. We got a drawing done of our two kids, and it was incredible watching the artist at work. We'll be going back.

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Olivet, France
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Most of the place is now an outdoor patio for restaurants. Some artists are still there and some are very talented. But most are not talented at all and will take your money for a basic portrait. The surrounding streets are more enjoyable than the place itself

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

I had always wanted to try and get my portrait drawn. This is the perfect place for it. Climb the steps all the way to the top of the hill. This little square is down a street to the west of Sacre Coeur. If you are coming here for a portrait, bring at least 50 euro cash. Also, do not... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

This reminds me of bit of Notting Hill in London, but at a smaller scale. This doesn't have a feel of ordinary people life compared to Notting Hill. It is a good place to visit together with Montmartre to be able to enjoy the artistic and religous life in Paris.

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Montmartre is a bustling mix of cultures, colors, and styles which changes from one street to another. Ride the funicular (or, for a real workout, climb the steps) to the sublime Sacré-Coeur (Basilica of the Sacred Heart) with its inspiring view of the city. The church is surrounded by provincial streets and piano bars where tourists, artists, and street entertainers thrive. At the foot of the hill, Boulevard de Clichy features shops not intended for young audiences, while residences are scattered to the north and east. The diverse population includes a large part from the Arab-speaking world, Africa, and Turkey. It’s a corner of Paris full of life and dynamism with charms that can’t be found anywhere else.
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