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Place du Tertre

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Address: | Place du Tertre, Paris, France

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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Home of the original Bistro!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Tom D
Burlington, Canada
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Burlington, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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Paris, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

No Parisian ever goes to Place du Tertre. Although a Parisian, I went there - a little by chance. Beware : almost all restaurants and almost all artists are tourist traps. And there might be some, or many, pickpockets. However the "place" and its surroundings are very pleasant and quaint. Try and go there early in the morning : no... More 

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

A famous place not to be missed on the hill of Montmartre Full of artists and tourists, one must choose the right time. The restaurant "the mother Catherine" dates from 1793 ... you walk around there and walk naturally on uneven pavements (take care of your ankles, choose your shoes...)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

Full of artists and sellers of artwork, we went on a Sunday and was quiet in the morning but come 12 noon it was heaving. Plenty little restaurants and bars we spent all afternoon just wandering around Lots of history to look into if that's your thing but just sitting back in a restaurant watching the world go by is... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016 via mobile

Lively place to visit especially the steps of the sacre couer on a Sunday evening with everyone drinking bottles of beer but not the artistic square I imagined

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Woking, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

This plaza is a quite unique area with arts and artists. A few years ago, I asked a portrait for my daughter which is still on the wall of my home to a artist. At this time, I just looked around lovely arts. Very nice place to take a rest !

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Lords Valley, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016 via mobile

Full of artists, both working and selling. Surrounded by cobblestone streets of cafes and shops (many souvenir, but also art). Had a wonderful day wandering the area.

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