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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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Worth a visit as dusk

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 1, 2016
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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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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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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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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Louth, Ireland
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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

We came here for a bit of a walk (including dinner) after visiting the Sacre Coeur Basilica. It's got a great atmosphere to it and looks really beautiful in the evening. There is a great selection of places to eat and a lot going on in the square itself. One piece of advice is to be careful where you walk... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

There was a large collection of different artists here and some who were very talented but it was all very crowded with tourists - which also meant the paintings were expensive.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

Jolly plaza around the corner from Sacre Coeur, dozens of local artists in many different mediums...sit for a portrait at a fraction of a gallery. Plenty of coffee shops and eateries also. A nice place to spent a couple of hours in Montmartre.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

I love this place though with the restaurants taking up most of the square it has lost some of its charm. Come during the day so as not to miss the artists and don't forget to eat at one of the restaurants facing the square.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

This was an enjoyable walk around the square, watching the artists create. Would have loved to stay longer or even stop back, but time did not permit. Around the corner is a magnificent view. A good stop if you are in the area

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Staying in Montmartre

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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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