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Musee de Montmartre

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Address: 12 rue Cortot, 75018 Paris, France
Phone Number: +33 1 49 25 89 39
10:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

In the oldest house on the hill of Montmartre lived fourteen personalities,...

In the oldest house on the hill of Montmartre lived fourteen personalities, among whom Renoir, Valadon, Dufy and Poulbot. Take a step back in time to the glory days of this independent and bohemian quarter through original works by Utrillo, Toulouse-Lautrec and Willette at the Montmartre Museum. The gardens and the atmosphere have a rustic feel to them, making this is a very special site in the heart of Paris.

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Great museum with a nice garden

When you arrive in the courtyard of the museum you forget that you are in the 21st century. The garden is very nice and the permanent collection is interesting. When I went the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Zurich, Switzerland
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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When you arrive in the courtyard of the museum you forget that you are in the 21st century. The garden is very nice and the permanent collection is interesting. When I went the exposition was Bernard Buffet, which is worth the detour.

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You'd be forgiven for thinking that a museum dedicated to the recent history of Montmarte and its famous artists in residence would actually present some of the art by said residents. Wrong! Instead you are charged 11 Euros for a very average garden, some very average artworks by Bernard Buffet, and a very average look at some of the most... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There ought to be signs all over Paris directing one to this museum – the Montmartre Museum - Musée de Montmartre. But no! One has to look for it because it is almost as if the museum’s administrators do not want us to find it. Keep it for themselves, so to speak. At No. 12, rue Cortot in Paris’s 18th... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a small museum that provides a great history of the Montmartre area, especially focused on the arts and cafe nightlife. This is an excellent way to start any visit to the area. It is a small museum and you can get through it pretty quickly so it is really worth a visit when you get there.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I had decided that best way to discover a neighbourhood was to walk it and had not really planned to pop in but did so and what a delight. Beautiful location and a great collection of artefacts that explain how Montmartre developed and achieved its bohemian reputation and character. I visited on a day where it was trying to rain,... More 

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Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

First of all , don't follow the guide books and get off the metro at Lamarck Caulain court or you will have to climb many steps and hills . Instead , take the metro to An version and the funicular - it's so much easier . If you go between now and the end of January , there is a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

We are art and history buffs and this will be great if you are too. Excellent art exhibits and seen through the eyes of the artist Valadon who was the mother of Utrillo. Introductory video really helps you understand the era and the area. Only downside was that there was inadequate signage and we ended up not going in the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Truly one of our favorite museums in Paris. This is a perfect combination of art and history. An inside look into the life of an artist. The grounds are fabulous. So glad to have found this unassuming jewel.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

I love Paris and the Montmartre area so was looking forward to this museum, but it just didn't hit the mark for me. When I went the artists residence was closed, which I was told at the start and they had reduced the entry fee to reflect this, which was very good of them as some museums wouldn't. I got... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

This small and sweet museum is among the only places left in Paris where you get a feel for what it was like when the Impressionists and Post Impressionists lived in the city. Renoir painted the garden, and they've placed reproductions of his paintings there so you get a real sense of being where he painted and seeing what inspired... More 

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Montmartre is a bustling mix of cultures, colours, and styles which changes from one street to another. Ride the funicular (or, for a real workout, climb the steps) to the sublime Sacré-Coeur (Basilica of the Sacred Heart) with its inspiring view of the city. The church is surrounded by provincial streets and piano bars where tourists, artists, and street entertainers thrive. At the foot of the hill, Boulevard de Clichy features shops not intended for young audiences, while residences are scattered to the north and east. The diverse population includes a large part from the Arab-speaking world, Africa, and Turkey. It’s a corner of Paris full of life and dynamism with charms that can’t be found anywhere else.
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