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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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  • Jackson Square in New Orleans is a better place for Artists but Place du Tertre is a nice place to stop on the hike to Sacre Coeur.  more »
  • all the famous painting you can see here to buy. Beautiful art and lots of cafes to just sit and relax,  more »
  • Great to walk through but I can see the street artists of 80 years ago turning in their graves at how it is now! 1867.  more »
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  • Although not tops on most tourist's places to visit, your Paris experience will be richer for it if you do journey to this artists' colony. Paintings and their creators line the plaza, inviting your close examination and interaction with the painters and their craft. There is genuine history here, including Picasso and others who graced this place with their works a generation ago. Of course, as is true with all of the tourist spots, beware of gypsies looking to part you from your valuables. Highly recommended.
  • Lovely square with great atmosphere. Artists selling their paintings and portrait artists offering the services. Nice place to wonder and take it all in and lots of generic tourist cafes to stop and have a drink or bite to eat. Gets a bit crowded though.
  • Cool place to see the artists hustling. You need to bypass the ones trying to catch you before you get to the artists with easels. The ones in the square had cool and unique art with little cafes all around. Cool place to see but you can't be left alone for more than a minute before someone tries to sell you something.
  • What a beautiful area filled with vibrant culture! The artists and music combined with the wonderful restaurants make this a must-see while you are in town.
  • So charming! Lovely area to have a walk and admire painters and their work