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Le Musée de Montmartre
Montmartre is synonymous with art. Ever since the 1870’s, artists have flocked to the Montmartre hill, making it the choice location for artists such as Salvador Dali, Claude Monet and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec to set up their atelier as well as home. Although art still paves the cobbled streets in this northern district, it has also become a highly commercialised tourist honeypot. The overpriced street art and hustle and bustle of place de Tertre can feel a far cry from the authenticity of Montmartre’s deep artistic roots. Yet, tucked away and hidden from the throngs of unsuspecting tourists, lays a hidden gem, a hub of original art from Montmartre based artists through the ages. Le Musée de Montmartre, located in the oldest building in this northern district, has been tried, tested and received the seal of approval from the INSIDR team.
Through its extensive collection of works from artists such as Toulouse-Lautrec, Modigliani and Utrillo, le Musée de Montmartre paints a vivid picture of Montmartre’s fascinating history. The museum is surrounded by vineyards and has one of the best views of the northern Parisian skyline that you can enjoy whilst sitting in their beautiful blooming Renoir gardens. The INSDIR team recommends a trip to this historic museum for the views alone.
Located just two minutes away from the place de Tertre, the museum often has exhibitions and events taking place, such as a opera tour of the gardens and a special mother’s day event, meaning there is never a dull moment. Take a look at their website for more details. The INSIDR team particularly recommends the evening guided visits of the museum which ends with a glass of wine in the gardens, overlooking the stunning views of Paris which take place the last Thursday of the month during the summer.
Who would love it? Le Musée de Montmartre is fun for everyone, old or young, whether you go as a family for a day visit and play in the gardens, or as a couple in the evening for a guided tour and glass of wine.
What’s there? A beautiful garden with great views of Paris and the Montmartre vineyard, an art exhibition and artist’s studio.
INSIDR loves…The Renoir gardens and the beautiful views of Paris. The evening guided visits to the museum with a glass of wine at the end of the tour.
Le Musée de Montmartre – 12 Rue Cortot, 75018 Paris
Open everyday, all year, from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm (last entry at 6:15 pm)
+33 (0) 1 49 25 89 39
Price: one adult ticket is 9.50€ with children under 10 being admitted for free
See their website for further details