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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Hockessin, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Hockessin, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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Munich, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016 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 August 11, 2016 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 August 8, 2016

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 August 3, 2016

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016

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 July 29, 2016

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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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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