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“Place du Tertre - A place to visit if you are in Montmartre” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Place du Tertre
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Paris Montmartre District and Sacre Coeur Private Walking Tour
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Owner description: 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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“Place du Tertre - A place to visit if you are in Montmartre”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2014

A short tourist's trip to Montmartre will usually involves exiting the metro station - Anvers, the walk uphill, taking in the panoramic view of Paris city from the top, visit The Basilica of the Sacre Coeur, walk downhill, walk around Place du Tertre (a square with artists lined around) go down hill further and leave via the metro station - Abbesses.

This routine path is often filled with tourist - tons of them, but it is still nice walk on clobber stone streets lined with rustic houses.

As for art, I was really looking forward to the sight of artist doing their art along side clobber stone streets and had previously thought of buying some art pieces. However, the abundance of tourists at the place hardly put me in the mood or in the mind to select an art piece that I would feel satisfied as years goes by. The artists were obviously talented at their work and yes I do get that experience if I could imagine that all the other tourists were not there - not forgetting I am also a tourist.

The layout - artists line the square surrounded all round by cafes filled with people that were obviously not local French.

As with all touristy places, the food around Place du Tertre can be quite costly, but after a long walk up the hill, the temptation from the aroma of beard, coffee and crepes can simply be too much. Anyways, as a tourist, its alright to pay a little and indulged in the atmosphere. On the other hand, for one that can withstand all these temptations, a hearty meal downhill at Abbesses might cost as much as a light meal uphill at Place du Tertre.

Simply put, Place du Tertre is a place to visit if you are in Montmartre.

Visited July 2014
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Thessaloniki Region, Greece
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“Too turistic!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2014

I really dislike this place. I don't have any problem with tourists, in Paris I am a tourist too, but I can't stand specific places, which every touristic city has, where everything is too much touristic. Place du Tertre is the only place in Paris that I have this feeling. If you want to treat yourself however with a nice (maybe a little bit "tourist") portrait, then this is the place to go.

Visited May 2014
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Fun & interesting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2014

If you are going to Montmartre, take some time to visit Place du Tertre and enjoy the bustle and of artistry! Here you can have a drink or an ice-cream in the piazza, and then walk amongst the artists who will all vie for your attention! There are some incredible talents and you can have a life portrait or a sketch done here - a great memory of Paris.
It is better to walk to the top if you can because the tramcar costs a metro ticket and it's not all that far to walk.
We had a lovely lunch at one of the restaurants here called La Mere Catherine - we were with locals and this was their recommendation. Some of the restaurants cater more to the tourists but this was more local.

Visited July 2014
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Paris, France
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“A must visit place if you must have a Sketch / Caricature done in Paris!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2014

After a good climb up to the Sacré Cœur, walk towards the left for about 10 minutes and you come across a heavily crowded square which is bound to amaze and intrigue you the life like sketches, paintings and caricatures.
I'd got mine done in Rome and found this place pretty steep (50 Euros for a sketch and about 40 Euros for a Caricature) But the detailing in either was pretty impressive.
Just another tip, you could have the artists to do a sketch/caricature for a friend or a dear one of your's, if you've got a clear picture. It could be a nice present.
You've got cafes and bars all around the square. So if you've got time (which you should, if you're visiting Paris), take a seat outside one such cafe and gaze at the world go by, people getting their sketches made, laughing their pants off to their own caricatures, etc.
Its a fun place to visit.

Visited July 2014
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“Artists and cafes, a slice of Paris you must experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2014

We wandered the old narrow streets and then stopped for a beer at one of the street side cafes. Our companions had a portrait drawn and were thrilled with the result.

Visited June 2014
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