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Montmartre Museum (Musée de Montmartre)
Montmartre Museum (Musée de Montmartre)

Montmartre Museum (Musée de Montmartre)

12 Rue Cortot, Paris, 75018

The Basics

Montmartre became a hot spot among Parisian artists in the 1870s and into the 1880s, when some of the area's original cabarets opened. This compact museum, housed where Renoir painted works such asBal du Moulin de la Galette, celebrates the neighborhood's legacy. Here you'll find a large collection of artwork from Montmartre's heyday, along with beautiful gardens inspired by the works of Renoir.

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Recent reviews from experiences in Paris

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Fun in Montmartre
Roberta_R, Oct 2021
The 10 Tastings of Paris With Locals: Montmartre Private Food Tour
Nella was wonderful. She gave me an insight into the richly historical area of Montmartre. It was so relaxing to sit down and taste the excellent cheeses she had selected. I even had a chance to drink European expresso (which I never liked) but enjoyed it when Nella suggested the “ correct” way to drink it. I highly recommend this private walking/ eating tour. It was a lot of fun.
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Must do to escape the city!
Leslie_C, Sep 2021
The 10 Tastings of Paris With Locals: Montmartre Private Food Tour
Bibiana was an amazing guide for this private tour. Her passion for the area was contagious. Great mix of neighborhood history and local food tastings. Loved the area, so plan to spend more time after to explore more on your own.
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So Fun!
GoPlaces53238761623, Mar 2019
The 10 Tastings of Paris With Locals: Montmartre Private Food Tour
We really enjoyed our private food tour with Mischa. She was friendly and knowledgeable about the history of the area. She gave us some great tips for places to visit for the rest of our trip too. The food was excellent. We tried oysters, quiche, bread,pastries, a fabulous charcuterie platter, and good wine. We really enjoyed going off the beaten path to authentic local establishments that were not overrun by other tourists. This is one of our favorite experiences for our first trip to Paris.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The museum is a must-visit for anyone with an interest in art and/or Parisian history.

  • Separate garden-only tickets are available for those who don’t want to venture inside.

  • Only the temporary exhibition space is wheelchair-accessible.

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How to Get There

The museum is located in the Montmartre neighborhood, in the 18th arrondissement of Paris. The closest metro stop is Lamarck–Caulaincourt on line 12; you can also take the metro to Abbesses and then walk to the Montmartre Funicular (or take stairs to the top). Petit Train de Montmartre, a tourist train that plies the neighborhood, also stops right in front of the museum.

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When to Get There

The museum and gardens are open daily from midmorning to early evening from October through March, with extended hours from April through September. Doors shut 45 minutes before closing time. Evening visits are also available on Thursdays in July and August; these include a 45-minute introduction and a glass of wine.

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Special Exhibits

Along with its permanent collection, the museum offers temporary exhibits throughout the year, listed well in advance on its website. Past themes have ranged from the works of specific artists, such as sculptor Georges Dorignac and expressionist painter Bernard Buffet, to special exhibitions featuring selected works from private collections.

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