Ever wanted your portrait painted? The ancient Place du Tertre in Montmartre is a famous meeting point for artists to sketch, paint and display their work, and it’s a fun (if crowded) place to wander around after lunch in a nearby bistro. In the 20th century, many penniless painters including Picasso and Utrillo lived here, but today the artists set up their easels primarily for tourists. Take your time to examine the work of each artist before you choose who to commission – and be prepared to negotiate your price before the work begins. After a patient sit, your portrait will be a cherished souvenir of your stay in Paris and could make a truly romantic gift from one of you to the other.
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