A few steps away from the Basilique du Sacré-Cœur, and 20 minutes from the B-Montmartre Hotel, you can find one of the most charming Museum of Paris.
The Museum of Montmartre proposes a unique collection of paintings from Modigliani to Toulouse-Lautrec passing by Kupka, … This museum is a truly highlight of the atmosphere and life spirit of the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century of Paris. A fantastic journey to the past.
A part of the museum is dedicated to the “can can”. The famous french dance is born in Montmartre and is still representative of France in the world. One of the most popular can can dancer of the beginning of the 20th century was La Goulue, painted several time by Toulouse Lautrec. You will find some posters of the artist in the collection of the museum.
Some artists as Pierre Auguste Renoir, Maurice Utrillo, Raoul Dufy used to live and work in those buildings. The garden has the name of Renoir’s Garden because this is where he painted some of his masterpieces. You can take place on the swing to recreate the famous painting « La Balançoire ».
The museum also proposes temporary exhibitions. Actually you can discover Montmartre, a film set, an exhibition which proposes to show how Montmartre is used in movies.
At the end of the visit of the temporary exhibition’s building, you can discover the studio of Suzanne Valadon and his son Maurice Utrillo, perfectly recreated. It is a good immersion in how artists might have worked.
Visiting the Museum of Montmartre is a perfect disgression in the busy Montmartre. Take the time to appreciate a moment in the garden, admiring the view, and relax.
Museum of Montmartre
12-14 Rue Cortot, 75018 Paris
Open every day from 10am to 6pm (to 7pm during Summer)
Admission : 9,50 euros (includes an audioguide)
Metro Station : Ligne 12 Lamarck Caulaincourt or Ligne 2 Anvers (then take the Funiculaire)
Montmartrobus : Saules-Cortot
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