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Place du Tertre, Paris
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You can see numerous artists paint portraits of tourists and sell their paintings at Place du Tertre. Plan to see Place du Tertre and other attractions that appeal to you using our Paris holiday planner.
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  • My last visit was 14 years ago, and the disappointment was complete. The square has been invaded by terraces with fixed structures of restaurants expelling the painters to the limits of sidewalks; the majority of painters who have no fixed spaces roam everywhere raiding tourists, denying them passage sometimes. This together with a real invasion of tourists and restaurants that take advantage with high prices and poor quality. They have been uploaded to the Place du Tertre.
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  • 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 low...  more »
  • a very typical stormed by tourists because it is very characteristic, in the Centre a number of painters and street performers ready and sell their works or to snag a caricature. Around the square there are plenty of typical restaurants. Enjoy the atmosphere of the place, it seems magical!
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  • We finally made it to here one evening, on our most recent trip to Paris to see the artists at work. The restaurants felt very touristy - with people on the street trying to convince you to eat at their establishment (usually if someone has to convince you, run!), but watching the artists at work, and listening to live music (cellos, oboes, quartets) throughout the square and around the corner was a treat. I can't compare this to the past, and we didn't find it too overrun with tourists while we were there, but I'm sure it changes with day of the week and time of day. I found the entire area charming and a visual treat, and would highly recommend it. Some very talented artists at work here.
  • Full of artists offering to paint a portrait of you in a quintessentially French cobbled square. Restaurants seemed very expensive. Try to avoid the roaming artists as they can be more annoying than the ones with a table set up in the square itself.
  • A great place to stop at the top of the hill. And have a long lunch. Artists in the square are interesting.
  • Fête du vin is a really cool event taking place here yearly. It is really pleasant to drink a good wine with this beautiful landscape
  • World famous artists' square in Montmartre. Not to be missed!