Place du Tertre

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Place du Tertre
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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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Neighborhood: 18th Arr. - Buttes-Montmartre
How to get there
  • Abbesses • 4 min walk
  • Lamarck – Caulaincourt • 5 min walk
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B1714D
Belgrade, Serbia12,348 contributions
Dec 2019
Palce du Tertre is a cute small sq atop the Montmartre hill, left from the Basilica. For centuries this sq and streets around was famous for its street artists, so in that way it has a tradition.
But, today it became too commercialized and touristy with numerous tourist traps, many expensive cafes and restaurants around and you know it - huge crowds.
However, it's an interesting place to visit - so Parisienne and touristique.
Written January 26, 2020
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Pandamedic
Lichfield, UK5,407 contributions
Feb 2020
If you want a portrait painting then this is a good place to get on. It's a square surrounded by restaurants where artists sit and you can have a portrait painted. There were ones that were even painting a portrait from photos that visitors had wanted.
Written March 12, 2020
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Nov 2019 • Couples
Mrs H. discovered and wanted to visit this location, so that’s what we did. It was OK. We visited a plaza square with many artists, painters and trinket souvenir peddlers. Mrs. H. almost bought something for Sis- good thing that I was there to prevent that. I see no reason to return here on my next visit (may it be soon) because... well... I visited this place.

It’s near the church and you can enjoy the fun icular to get up there (you can see my two reviews of that- also from today, if you want).

I’ll attach my photos too.

Written January 19, 2020
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anex79
anex791 contribution
Believe me, I live in montmartre, and I love it. but I hate plc du Tertre! it is too touristic now! you can have a quick look, but food is awful and expensive, while you really have very good restaurants or places in monmartre! try to go to "rue des 3 freres" "plc des abesses (but not to the "relay" restaurant - awful") or "rue des martyrs"! you will be better served and you will see the real montmartrois! - you can have more info on newin-paris.com
Written March 19, 2010
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Selma G
26 contributions
Mar 2014 • Solo
This is the square most artists come to display their artwork. You'll find amazing art pieces from the artists themselves. I bought one here. It was a little expensive but you cannot bargain with the artist, it was worth every euro!
Written March 22, 2014
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Cora B
Scherpenzeel, The Netherlands1,312 contributions
Mar 2014 • Friends
No visit to Paris seems to be complete without a visit to this place. The square is housed by artists or people who call themselves artists. You can have your picture drawn here, even a caricature. The atmosphere is nice and the square is surroundgeluid by restaurants.
Written March 9, 2014
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BR06
Berlin14 contributions
Feb 2013 • Solo
I was in Paris in February 2013. I had my portrait done for 40 euros and I think I sat for my portrait for over an hour. There are many different style options if you want a portrait made--walk around, check the prices of all different styles and watch the artists that interest you before you decide. One artist charged 50 euros and his portraits were more like sketches that were done in 15 minutes--but to each their own as art is personal and if you connect with the examples that the artists displays then you have found your match. Some artists were sketching from photographs which is a good idea if the person could not be there or if a person would have trouble sitting still for a period of time.

If you want to buy art, original art, then go to the art market at the Bastille on Saturdays (10-19). I cannot overemphasize the amount of foreign, mass produced art that is available everywhere around the Place de Tertre. By going to the Bastille art market, you will truly be buying an original artwork and will be able to meet the artist and learn more about their inspiration behind their work. http://www.artistesparisbastille.fr/

If you are interested in contacting the artist who drew my portrait, send me a message and I will pass along his details.
Written February 18, 2013
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lodewijk l
Paris, France6 contributions
Sep 2012 • Friends
I've been visiting the Place du Tertre on and of since 1967. It had been always a place for tourists, but with charm. Now I visited it again after a lapse of about 10 years ( although I live 5 month of a year in Paris) and I was shocked . It has become a pure tourist trap. The painters which made the place famous have been moved to the periferie ( the few who are still there) and have been replaced by second rate restaurants. These restaurants have a clientele which doesn't come back ( tourists) so quality is not their prime goal. So you better go down a few streets and eat in restaurants were normal people have a reasonable meal.
Having lived in Rome, Venice, Bangkok, Caracas ans some other places I've seen some tourist traps, but this one shocked me because it destroyed an old interesting site
Written September 26, 2012
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TravellingGypsy
Tirana, Albania40 contributions
If you love art, make this a stop! Paintings can be expensive, but most artists will bargain with you. There are also artists that will ask to do your portrait near the Sacre Coeur. Bargain hard with them. They will show you a price of 80Euros and immediately come down to 40Euros, walk off, and they'll come down to 20Euros, bargain from there, but pay no more than 20Euros.
Written March 19, 2007
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Mehdi B
Algeria302 contributions
Oct 2017 • Solo
LETS STARTT WITH A BIG WOOOOOOOW
i recommend you ppl to never Skip this place when you visit basilica du sacré Coeur its not far it is situated two steps away 😍😍😍🏞🏕🏜🌄🗼🌉🌇
You will appreciate my recommendation
A joyful place full of happiness between artists and painters whom paint wonderfull pictures till you feel like you are Famous .
Wonderful portraits of Paris and its own historical places just Amazing 😉😎😍🤗🤗😎
You can buy Gifts and enjoy traditional french food in the restaurants around the place .
don't hesitate to visit it coz you will never regret that you did visit it
There is a charme pulling you to this portraits 😍😍😍😍
Written April 24, 2018
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