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Musee de Montmartre

#77 of 1,068 things to do in Paris
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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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a bit of a hidden gem

have walked past too many times and finally went in... the audio guide was very helpful and along with the wide range of old photos, pictures, posters etc. gave some good insights... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Paul G
Aldbourne, United Kingdom
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Aldbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

have walked past too many times and finally went in... the audio guide was very helpful and along with the wide range of old photos, pictures, posters etc. gave some good insights into what the area was like in bygone days. The Bernard Buffet exhibition did less for me but there's more a question of stylistic taste I think (keep... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is billed as Renoir's House and that may be true BUT there are No Renoir Paintings Here. There is a pretty garden, and a nice old house but it is sadly lacking in terms of the art on display. There are many more posters than paintings and absolutely NOTHING by Renoir. A visit here is only good for 20-30... More 

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Livingston, New Jersey
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

The Museum' web site incorrectly states they have a Modigliani. They don't. The only paintings of merit are two by Utrillo. They also have paintings by Utrillo's mother, who is also the subject of a few nude studies in the museum. The museum is geared toward those of you with an interest in the HISTORY of Montmartre. Most of the... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

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 21 November 2016

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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MuseeMontmartre, Responsable relations publiques at Musee de Montmartre, responded to this review

Dear Visitor, Thank you for taking the time to visit our museum and write us a comment. The Musée de Montmartre is dedicated to the history and art of Montmartre. Given our large collection of paintings and posters, the artworks being exhibited are constantly changing. Concerning the “average graphic art” we are disappointed to hear you did not enjoy seeing... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

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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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

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 6 November 2016 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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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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