Place du Tertre is a famous square in the Montmartre neighborhood of Paris known for its artists and bohemian crowd. It is located just a few meters from Basilique du Sacré-Coeur and close to where painters like Picasso and Modigliani used to live and work; at the time, Montmartre was called the capital of modern art in the early 20th century. In fact, there is a museum dedicated to the works of Salvador Dali a few steps from Place du Tertre. Its other claim to fame dates back to 1898, when Louis Renault’s first automobile was driven up the steep Montmartre hills, kickstarting the lucrative automotive industry in France.
This square used to be the main thoroughfare of Montmartre village before it got absorbed into the City of Paris and became the 18th arrondissement. Nowadays it’s regarded as one of the most touristy – with 10 million visitors annually - and lively areas in the city, with buskers, painters, and sketch artists. There are also light-filled terraces with great people-watching opportunities, where tourists like to sit down and grab a glass of wine.