The Place du Tertre

The Place du Tertre got its name from the fact that it is situated on top of a “tertre”, that is a small hill!

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Famous all over the world for its painters, portraitists and terraces, the old town square of Montmartre welcomes thousands of tourists every day and is the perfect place for a stroll.

The place opened in 1635, and by the end of the 18th century till World War One, the whole Montmartre Boheme could been seen here: painters, songwriters and poets.

Today, a host of painters and on-the-spot portraitists welcomes visitors all year round. The “carré aux artistes” (artists’ square) is divided into 149 spaces, each 1m² large, which enables two painters to work in relay.

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