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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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Interesting little place for a wander

Quaint little French village with lots of street artists. Worth a wander. Has a few shops, Restaurants, cafes and pubs

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Quaint little French village with lots of street artists. Worth a wander. Has a few shops, Restaurants, cafes and pubs

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a lovely square in Montmartre, I was really expecting to spend a few hours here but was cut short by the shear volume of people and constant interruptions by some street artists to draw my portrait. I made the mistake of sitting at a cafe right on the edge, and every time I took a sip of my wine... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must !!!!!!!!! A very unique experience any time of the year, both day and night. Fantastic ambience with artists, great restaurants and beautiful stores nearby. A very typical parisien flavor. Also very romantic but not only for honeymooners. Take your time to walk also the small streets in this área and also try to enjoy food in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bustling and always vibrant, gentle hassle from artists, most extremely talented and who will paint your portrait or caricature for a good price if you bargin!! Just a brilliant cool place to chill out and relax and people watch. Just love this place and the surrounding area. Magic

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A place of an ancient village in Paris, it's the heart of Montmarte: it's very lively, colored and cheerfulness; so many painters and artists, display her arts; The square is cosmopolitan crowd; lovely restaurants and terraces; a special atmosphere like in a village.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016 via mobile

We came across the square by chance after visiting the Sacre Coeur. Artists abound in the centre of the square and its all lovely to look at at twilight or dusk. Didn't find it too touristy as some people are making out. Perhaps it was quieter as we went in winter(?) We took a seat outside a café with some... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

Whatever the weather, whatever mood you are in, however tired you might be of sightseeing, walking around Place du Tertre will cheer you, revive you. You must – really must – go to Place du Tertre. Dating from 1635 the square is, I must admit, not what it used to be. I once lived ‘up there’ on the hill of... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016 via mobile

Very disappointing. A must see due to the Sacré Cour and spectacular views over Paris. The restaurants will take advantage of the tourist dollar. 💶14 for 1 coffee (worst I have ever experienced) and 2 waters! Also the WIFI does not function. Look at the sites and descend to the restaurants below.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016

I don't know, maybe I'm getting old. Full disclosure, I'm an artist and actually worked here for a while back in the eighties, but back then it all seemed so much more than now. Now, it just seems lower in quality (generally, I'm not singing my own praises here!) and a lot more pushy. The crowds don't help of course,... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

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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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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