Place du Tertre in Montmartre is now the most famous and touristic square in Paris. A few blocks from Sacre Coeur, it is the heart of Montmartre, the last village of Paris. Locate Place du Tertre on the map of Montmartre.
There are many artists on Place du Tertre. They propose to paint your portrait. It is often a well done souvenir of a Paris trip. A portrait will cost you around 80 euros. Do not allow an artist to paint your portrait before you agree the price for it.
Place du Tertre artists remind us of the heroic time when Montmartre was setting the trend of modern art. Pennyless artists, including Renoir, Monet, Van Gogh and Picasso, lived in Montmartre in late 19th / early 20th centuries. They painted the Moulin de la Galette and live in Bateau Lavoir.
Their memory is kept in the charming Montmartre Museum.
A practical way to visit Place du Tertre and other Montmartre sights is on a Montmartre guided tour (information).
Montmartre can be crowded on weekends. Go there on weekdays. Visit Place du Tertre early in the morning to avoid the crowd. Do our Montmartre walking tour.
Place du Tertre is romantic at night. We recommend you a Montmartre dinner show, a great Paris evening.
Paris metro: Abbesses station (line 12), Anvers (6).