Musée de Montmartre

Musée de Montmartre information

Location
Paris , France
Address
12 rue Cortot, 18e
Telephone
+33 1 49 25 89 39
Getting there
Metro: Lamarck-Caulaincourt
More information
www.museedemontmartre.fr
Prices
adult/child €9.50/5.50
Opening hours
10am-6pm
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One of Paris' most romantic spots, this enchanting 'village' museum showcases paintings, lithographs and documents illustrating Montmartre's bohemian, artistic and hedonistic past – one room is dedicated entirely to the French cancan! The museum is in a 17th-century manor where several artists, including Renoir and Raoul Dufy, had their studios in the 19th century. The studio of pioneering female painter Suzanne Valadon, who lived and worked here with her son Maurice Utrillo and partner André Utter between 1912 and 1926, can also be visited.

Allow ample time to stroll the museum gardens, named after Renoir, who painted his masterpieces Bal du Moulin de la Galette and Jardin de la rue Cortot while working in his studio here from 1875 to 1877. Find the tree strung with a swing to evoke the Impressionist painter's famous work, La Balançoire, also painted here. Follow the path to the end of the garden for a stunning 'secret' view of the Clos Montmartre vineyards. Museum admission includes an audioguide.