Guide to the Montmartre Museum in Paris: Tips & History

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A Guide to Montmartre Museum in Paris in France

During your visit to the city of Paris, you will not be able to miss the district of artists named Montmartre Quarter. Montmartre is the quarter of Paris dedicated to bohemian lifestyle, art, dreams and fairy tails.

Montmartre Museum is a perfect place to learn the history of Montmartre neighborhood which was also the working environment of the many impressionist artists lived in 19th and 20th centuries.

In this article, let's find out all the important informations you should know before visiting the Montmartre Museum.

What can I do at Montmartre Museum ?

Your visit to Montmartre Museum with its historical building, gardens and exhibitions gives more appreciation of the hill overlooking Paris.

You can see the old photos of the people who once lived here and read about the memories of the neighborhood.

A thematic presentation is awaiting you showing the chronology of the Montmartre, from the times it was a small village on the outskirts of Paris till today as a popular tourist destination. 

The museum often hosts temporary exhibitions besides its unique permanent collection.

Montmartre Museum has beautiful gardens and courtyards renovated according to Renoir's paintings as well as a lovely vineyard where you can taste and buy Montmartre wine.

Café Renoir

It has a small cafe where you can have a light and tasty lunch in your Montmartre visit with the view of the lovely vineyards.

Entrance, Tickets and Tours at Montmartre Museum

  • The Museum is open from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM on weekdays and from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM on weekends.
  • Café Renoir is open from 11:30 AM-17:00 PM weekdays and 11:30 AM-6:00 PM on weekends
    • Tickets: Montmartre Museum Entry Tickets are available on the official website.
      The online ticket includes an Audioguide in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Japanese. The audio tour takes about 90 minutes.
    • To save time, money and avoid hassle, you can prepare your trip by buying all the online tickets you need in advance in our official Paris Tickets Shop.

    How to get to the Montmartre Museum ?

    Montmartre Funicular in Paris in France

    Metro: There is no metro up to the hill. You can get off at "Anvers" station and take the Montmartre Funicular to go up. 

    Another option is to get off at "Pigalle" station on the line 2 , take Montmartobus and stop at Saules-Cortot.

    FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

    Where can I buy a ticket for Montmartre Museum??

    Tickets for Montmartre Museum can be purchased on site at the ticket counter and online in our ticket shop.

    Where is Montmartre Museum?

    The Montmartre Museum is located at the top of the famous Montmartre hill in Paris. 

    History of the Montmartre Museum

    The historical museum building once called as "Bel Air House" erected in the 17th century is the oldest house in the neighborhood.

    Many artists found an environment allowing joy, humor and creativity arriving to Montmartre.

    The Bell Air House became an escaping place for artists at the beginning of the 20th century from the rising of the bourgeois class devoting their lives to great ideals and the overwhelming pressure in the society.

    It was used as a residence or a studio by many renowned artists such as Auguste Renoir, Suzanne Valadon, Maurice Utrillo.

    Auguste Renoir rented a workshop here between the years 1875 - 1877. He painted some of his famous paintings such as "The Cradle", a scene in the garden of the house, and "The Dance at the Moulin de la Galette" during his stay.

    The Museum of Montmartre was founded in 1960. In 2014 an extensive renowation was held and new spaces were opened including the apartment of Suzanne Valadon and Maurice Utrillo, the Hotel Demarne for the temporary exhibitions. 

    Contact & Map

    • Address: 12, rue Cortot 75018 Paris - France
    • Opening Hours: Everyday from 11 am to 6 pm during the week, until 7 pm the weekends. Closed on Tuesday.
    • Public Transport: You can get off at "Anvers" Metro station and take the Montmartre Funicular to go up. 
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