Place du Tertre is world famous for its artists who paint your portrait. A personalized souvenir of Paris by professionals.
Place du Tertre in Montmartre is now the most famous and touristic square in Paris. A few blocks from the Sacre Coeur Basilica, it is the heart of Montmartre, the last village of Paris.
Here, folklore is in full swing, between the restaurant terraces and asels belonging to the 298 artists who share 140 spaces, giving 1 m² for two artists working alternately. They paint the portrait of passers-by, a well done souvenir of Paris. A portrait costs around 80 euros. Do not allow an artist to paint your portrait before you agree the price for it.
Place du Tertre was the old town square of Montmartre. It was opened in 1635. By the end of the 18th century till World War One, the whole Montmartre Boheme could been seen here: painters, songwriters and poets.
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. Their memory is kept in the charming Montmartre Museum.
Montmartre can be crowded on weekends. Go there on weekdays. Visit Place du Tertre early in the morning to avoid the crowd. Place du Tertre is part of our easy Montmartre walk. A Montmartre guided tour is practical way to visit Place du Tertre and other Montmartre sights (information).
Place du Tertre is romantic at night. We recommend you a Montmartre dinner show, a great Paris nightlife evening.
Paris metro: Abbesses station (line 12), Anvers (6).