Place du Tertre
Place du Tertre
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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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Neighbourhood: 18th Arrondissement
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  • Abbesses • 4 min walk
  • Lamarck – Caulaincourt • 5 min walk
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ClaireBarr67
Devon, UK96 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Nice little square but heaving on the Saturday, full of artists (some good some not so good)
Cafes and shops all very busy - good for people watching I guess but we didn’t linger
Written 26 February 2024
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Lenny H
Auckland, New Zealand773 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
It was raining when we went (not too badly) and there were only two artists. Nowhere was it listed that it wasn’t open on rainy days. So pick your visit carefully.
Written 13 February 2024
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Joanna W
Hoboken, NJ147 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Definitely worth a visit. Half the square is filled with characters artists but the other half have original watercolors and oils. A great souvenir! Price compare and ask for discounts.
Written 1 January 2024
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tk3232
Sugar Land, TX4,019 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
I was looking forward to my return after several years to the famous Tertre square. But what a disappointment, even more it was just a shock when I saw that instead of the historical square once dotted with artists, street singers and the atmosphere of bohemian life (this is exactly why tourists come here), we saw a commercial area with another tourist trap open-air restaurant and only 3 artists (see my photos and that’s all) and no French music or chansonniers. I knew that since medieval times Place du Tertre (Tertre means "stepped lanes" in French) has been the main, bohemian, cultural town square of the small village of Montmartre. What happened now, who and most importantly why was this tradition broken?

The square's once artists, who sometimes outnumbered the tourists, were the great-grandsons of the Renoirs, Van Goghs and Picassoes who once roamed here. Now everything is exactly the opposite. An unpleasant surprise! Disappointed, my husband and I hung around here for a few minutes and went on to wander around our beloved Montmartre.
Written 10 November 2023
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Supergorf
Vancouver, Canada138 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023
I went back to Place du Tertre this September on our visit to Montmartre.
The place is no longer the same... It used to be full of artists but now it is the place of an outdoor restaurant and only few of the artists remain.
I do not know why and when this change was made. But whoever did this, for what ever reason, killed the attraction of the place.
I sat on the terrace of a café, sadly drinking my espresso and looking at this commercialized changed.
Not worse it anymore. Shame on you Paris for killing my souvenirs of the 60's, 70's and 80's.
Written 19 September 2023
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GPaCalgary
Calgary, Canada2,226 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
Lots to see here and plenty of vendors to whet your whistle. This is a famous spot on Paris and is a must to see.
Written 23 June 2023
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Katja
Copenhagen, Denmark29 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Friends
Fun to stroll around, feel the energy and see the artists on display. But watch out for pocket thieves, and DONT eat in the expensive restaurants.
Written 1 June 2023
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK8,31,254 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
Place Du Tertre is a wonderful square in the Montmartre District that's always a joy to visit on any holiday I take to this most beautiful of city's .
I love the look of the square ,it's a stone's throw from the magnificent Sacre Coeur ,the square is made up of several taverns,cafés and restaurants plus Galerie Montmartre and it's popular and I mean very popular , I noticed some previous reviewers stating they thought it was to touristy ,too many people but guess what ,the one's probably writing these negative reviews are in all probability tourists themselves ,another couple of reviews stated it's not what it was 15 or 20 years ago ,well I've been visiting here for over 30 years and it's hardly changed at all ,it was as big a tourist draw when I first visited ,it's a square with that Parisian magic attached to it ,my twin brother Stephen and visited here on a beautiful spring afternoon ,square was packed ,lots of artists plying their trade ,street musicians and all taverns,cafés and restaurants busy ,we visited La Mere Catherine ,Petit Comptoir ,Au Cadet De Gascogne ,had a great time ,enjoyed delicious beers ,wines and a meal on our visit to these great taverns ,loved it here ,it's a wonderful Square to visit if you're in the Montmartre District.
Written 26 May 2023
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ikar_tom45
Europe61 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Although a place is visually nice and certainly had something to offer twenty years ago or more, today it looks like a real tourist trap. We were there on Monday 10:30AM, far from the peak of visits, and still there were hundreds of tourists, every square meter of tiny streets around the Place du Tertre and Basilique du Sacre Coeur was filled with them, so even a slow walking around was a challenge. Impossible to see anything, impossible to enjoy. Haven't seen street artists which were probably lost in the crowds. Many small shops and restaurants looked like permanently closed. Also, unlike the other parts of the city the area was dirty, a lot of garbage everywhere. Very unpleasant.
Written 14 May 2023
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bs64801
Joplin, MO56 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
There is a wonderful pottery place right around the corner, and then the square was filled with artists. We were there on a Monday evening and it was very busy. We bought a small 4x6 piece of art for around 20 euros to bring home.
Written 8 May 2023
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