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Place du Tertre, Paris

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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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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  • Place du Tertre square close to the Sacré Cœur in Montmartre "martyrs on the mountain" is downright idyllic. Still a favourite place for artists, and no wonder. The highest Hill is the magnificent scenery of Paris! Here you can sit in the cafes and watch the artists at work, or even to be appraised by the caricature or the silhouette of a picture of yourself.
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  • After visiting the Basilica of the Sacré-Coeur, place de Tertre gathers artists willing to paint or draw your portrait in time and is also a good option to fuel the body.
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  • Just behind the iconic Sacre Coeur found this charming square with its cafés and many, many artists exhibiting and creating their works of art.
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  • Edit June 2016: On this visit we sat for a caricature drawing.... Monmartre/Place du Terre never gets old for us!! Things have changed since our last visit,,now there are cafes in the center where there used to be artists.It seems to have cut down on the quality and number of artists available. Every time that we visit Paris we make a trip to Place Du Tertre and have one of the artist draw us a photo with a Paris landmark in the background. The prices are reasonable and so far the drawings we have sat for have turned out great. Conveniently located to other places of interest in the area.,,
  • Located in the 18th arrondissement, Place du Tertre is a must visit after checking out Sacré Cœur! The square is filled with street artists... Buy a painting, or get your portrait painted... A great souvenir to bring home! If art isn't your thing, the square is surrounded by numerous cafes... a great spot for people watching!
  • Absolutely gorgeous destination and one of the nicest views that Paris has to offer. Always a great choice to spend the day here - lots of artists and musicians that are talented and entertaining.
  • As your explore Montmartre, you’ll eventually flock with other explorers and end up the village square, Place du Tertre. In the early 1900s, Montmartre was a magnet for what we would today consider the best artists of the 20th century. Monet, van Gogh, Picasso all lived in this hill overlooking Paris. These masters of impressionist art found inspiration here. If you venture on the the top on Place du Tertre, you can still artists gather, selling their paintings and offering to put you in one of the masterpieces you can take home as a souvenir. Sitting in one of the cafes, you can watch as artists, painters, even musicians tend to the flock of tourists that visit this square. Just around the corner from Place du Tertre you can find a gallery dedicated to the art of Salvadore Dalí. Before you step inside, soak in the view of the city. It’s a quiet corner. You’ll also encounter secret steps up and down Montmartre, to me one of the most charming way to explore Montmartre. It’s called Rue du Calvaire and from below it leads you straight to the main square near Sacré-Coeur, the Place du Tertre.
  • This is a small square in Montmartre, Paris which is known as the artists' quarter. Here you can sit for a portrait done in 20 mins in one of a number of styles, eg colour, b+w, caricature, silhouette. There are also many stalls selling pictures, plenty of cafés and creperies, and lots of other interesting things going on.
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