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Place du Tertre

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Place du Tertre

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Place du Tertre Place du Tertre, 75018 Paris France
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Lamarck – CaulaincourtParis Metro5 min
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See the iconic sights of Paris from the water, illuminated for the evening, on this Bateaux Mouches sightseeing dinner cruise. Float leisurely down the Seine and take in unobstructed views of the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Louvre, and other must-see sights while enjoying a 4-course dinner and live music.
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Vadim wrote a review Sep 19
Murmansk, Russia17,510 contributions1,983 helpful votes
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Going down from the Sacre Coeur to the right you get to the place Tertre, which has its history since the XIV century, in contrast to the Sacre Coeur itself. Square in plan, the square is the highest in Paris (130 meters above sea level). And the word Tertre itself means "grave hill" in French. The square's grim name stems from its former purpose as a place of public executions. This is in sharp contrast to the current cheerful atmosphere. Tertre is a sort of quintessential Montmartre of a century ago. Everything for tourists. True, neither modern Toulouse-Lautrec, nor Dali, nor Picasso (who lived, by the way, on the square) can be found here. Here, local artists raise money for vain tourists by drawing their portraits very far from the original. It's nice to know that your portrait was painted in Montmartre. Not giving in to this temptation, I still succumbed to the magic of the place. We are talking about the most famous Montmartre`s cafe La Mere Catherine. This is where the word Bistro was supposedly born, which is a corruption of the russian word "Быстро" (Quickly.), which was spoken by Russian Cossacks while driving Parisian waiters during the occupation of 1814-1815.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Pandamedic wrote a review Mar 2020
Lichfield, United Kingdom5,218 contributions523 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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JnVSydney wrote a review Mar 2020
Sydney9,604 contributions1,278 helpful votes
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This is a very colourful square, full of artists’ stalls eager to sketch/paint your portrait, or sell you a painting. From observation beware the touts walking around trying to convince you to have your portrait done, if its something you want, go to the square, and find an artist you like.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Wander & Wonder wrote a review Feb 2020
Singapore, Singapore1,642 contributions95 helpful votes
The Place du Tertre is a square a few streets away from Montmartre's Basilica of the Sacré Cœur. There are many artists setting up their easels each day for the tourists with an artistic heritage and charming village-like feel, selling their canvases and offering portrait sessions.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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B1714D wrote a review Jan 2020
Belgrade, Serbia7,638 contributions1,953 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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