Place du Tertre
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 Arrondissement
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  • Abbesses • 4 min walk
  • Lamarck – Caulaincourt • 5 min walk
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4.0
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,173 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
One big change is that the middle of the square has been completely given over to cafe seating and every square inch is occupied by tables under umbrellas. Sexy hostesses wait to seat you. This place is extremely crowded and hard to walk through and somewhat difficult to admire with all the people. The artists are on the fringes.
Written June 20, 2022
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MidwestKathM
Detroit, MI934 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Strolling through Montmartre on a Saturday afternoon in early October, we came upon the Place du Tertre filled with restaurants and souvenir shops and artists selling their wares. We walked around the square watching the people sitting in the cafes, checking out the artist stalls and their drawings and paintings. Fun to see all the different styles and views in the artwork!
Written January 3, 2023
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yiannos973
Limassol City, Cyprus581 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Little ,very crowded .touristic square ,surrounded by restaurants, cafes and souvenir shops. It is very colourful square full of local artists drawing tourists portraits and selling various paintings .It is located few streets away from Sacre Couer church.
Very touristic ,very crowded, very expensive restaurants/cafes but is nice to walk around for few minutes.
Must visit just for the atmosphere .
Written August 25, 2022
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sanjr23
North Tonawanda, NY27 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
This is a busy square with lots of cages, souvenir shops and artists. You can have your portrait drawn or sit and sip on a glass of wine and watch the artists at work under one of several canopied Cafes. This square is located on the funicular side of Sacre Coeur.
Written October 18, 2022
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ikar_tom45
Europe61 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Although a place is visually nice and certainly had something to offer twenty years ago or more, today it looks like a real tourist trap. We were there on Monday 10:30AM, far from the peak of visits, and still there were hundreds of tourists, every square meter of tiny streets around the Place du Tertre and Basilique du Sacre Coeur was filled with them, so even a slow walking around was a challenge. Impossible to see anything, impossible to enjoy. Haven't seen street artists which were probably lost in the crowds. Many small shops and restaurants looked like permanently closed. Also, unlike the other parts of the city the area was dirty, a lot of garbage everywhere. Very unpleasant.
Written May 14, 2023
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Federico Aymar
Pinasca, Italy281 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
A few steps away from "Sacré-Cœur", in the Montmarte district, it is possible to see one of the most iconic "Parisian" squares. Within it, several street artists make paintings taking inspiration by what they have around them, giving a delightful dive into the past. Also some of the bar which surround the place are characteristic, in spite of prices higher on average.
Written February 26, 2023
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Montgomery
Knoxville, TN2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Couples
Very fun place to visit before or after visiting the incredible Sacre Coeur! A little pricey, but the gift shops have good selections and the artists are incredible. Go get your black and white charcoal profile picture done by Blanc. A Parisian who formerly lived in Korea. He takes a while, usually 30-45 minutes or more, but is WELL worth the time and money. We will be framing our portraits to look at for years to come. 100% recommend!!!
Written May 22, 2022
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tk3232
Sugar Land, TX4,019 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
I was looking forward to my return after several years to the famous Tertre square. But what a disappointment, even more it was just a shock when I saw that instead of the historical square once dotted with artists, street singers and the atmosphere of bohemian life (this is exactly why tourists come here), we saw a commercial area with another tourist trap open-air restaurant and only 3 artists (see my photos and that’s all) and no French music or chansonniers. I knew that since medieval times Place du Tertre (Tertre means "stepped lanes" in French) has been the main, bohemian, cultural town square of the small village of Montmartre. What happened now, who and most importantly why was this tradition broken?

The square's once artists, who sometimes outnumbered the tourists, were the great-grandsons of the Renoirs, Van Goghs and Picassoes who once roamed here. Now everything is exactly the opposite. An unpleasant surprise! Disappointed, my husband and I hung around here for a few minutes and went on to wander around our beloved Montmartre.
Written November 10, 2023
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Supergorf
Vancouver, Canada138 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023
I went back to Place du Tertre this September on our visit to Montmartre.
The place is no longer the same... It used to be full of artists but now it is the place of an outdoor restaurant and only few of the artists remain.
I do not know why and when this change was made. But whoever did this, for what ever reason, killed the attraction of the place.
I sat on the terrace of a café, sadly drinking my espresso and looking at this commercialized changed.
Not worse it anymore. Shame on you Paris for killing my souvenirs of the 60's, 70's and 80's.
Written September 19, 2023
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3.0 of 5 bubbles
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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