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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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We finally made it to here one evening, on our most recent trip to Paris to see the artists at work. The restaurants felt very touristy - with people on the street trying to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Langley City, Canada
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Munich, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Probably one of the best known places in Paris. Thus all you see is other tourists. The quality of the restaurants is average... but they have menus in many languages. Maybe get a painting of yourself instead...

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Weston, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful plaza full of artists doing a authentic and phenomenal job! Was visiting the area with my two kids, two artists practically made perfect paints like photography of their faces! And the best just for 30 euros each. Leave the place with an art job is a must!!

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Langley City, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We finally made it to here one evening, on our most recent trip to Paris to see the artists at work. The restaurants felt very touristy - with people on the street trying to convince you to eat at their establishment (usually if someone has to convince you, run!), but watching the artists at work, and listening to live music... More 

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Aalst, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This square used to be a meeting place for artists and pioneers. 30 years ago you could buy a baguette and a bottle of cheap red wine and enjoy lunch with the locals, chatting away about politics and how you would change the world. Now it is overrun by tourists, everything is so commercialised that it has lost much of... More 

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Clarksville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I were sightseeing with other seniors when we stopped at Montmartre. We had a lovely stroll at Place du Tertre after touring the Basilica. We had a bite to eat, took lots of pictures and had a great time. There are many shops, restaurants and artists who will do a carciature of you. Very talented individuals. You... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is such a small square that it is bustling with tourists and the restaurants that go with them. What makes it quite nice up here though is the artists all doing street portraits of people. We didn't have one done but it's quite nice to watch them in action. It was the only area that we saw restaurants actively... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

It's absolutely worth a visit. To call it too touristy is disingenuous; it is an area that has great charm and caters to thousands of visitors each day. Like most popular locations in any major tourist destination the original "authenticity" gives way to the inevitable catering to those visitors. I suggest that if you're interested in the history/authenticity, read a... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

We first went to Place du Tertre in 1973 and thought it was wonderful! Yes, it was touristy, but it had an authentic feel about it. The artists were cheerful, the restaurants were typically French. There were lots of tourists but no tour parties. We have been back there four or five times since then, and each time is has... More 

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Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

We visited as a party of six and there is a lovely atmosphere, but beware pickpockets, I also fell in love with a large picture, which I couldn't afford but was invited up to the artists studio overlooking the square which was fascinating. Lovely well priced restaurants too. Well worth a couple of hours visit.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

This is a great place, so unique to anything we have actually been around. We loved the business of it and bought a piece of art as well. There are a lot of restaurants and shops all around that are fun to explore. The artists was willing to lower their price as well. We went twice once when it was... More 

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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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