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Montmartre Museum (Musée de Montmartre) Tours

Montmartre Museum (Musée de Montmartre)
Housed inside the Bel Air House, the oldest building in Paris's charming Montmartre area, the Montmartre Museum offers a stunning permanent collection of art from some of the neighborhood's most celebrated and prolific artists. The Renoir Gardens here are equally worth visiting, with a beautiful pond and meandering pathways.
 
The Basics
Montmartre became a hot spot among Parisian artists in the 1870s and into the 1880s, when some of the area's original cabarets opened. This compact museum, housed where Renoir painted works such as Bal du Moulin de la Galette, celebrates the neighborhood's legacy. Here you'll find a large collection of artwork from Montmartre's heyday, along with beautiful gardens inspired by the works of Renoir.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • The museum is a must-visit for anyone with an interest in art and/or Parisian history.
  • Separate garden-only tickets are available for those who don’t want to venture inside.
  • Only the temporary exhibition space is wheelchair-accessible.
 
How to Get There

The museum is located in the Montmartre neighborhood, in the 18th arrondissement of Paris. The closest metro stop is Lamarck–Caulaincourt on line 12; you can also take the metro to Abbesses and then walk to the Montmartre Funicular (or take stairs to the top). Petit Train de Montmartre, a tourist train that plies the neighborhood, also stops right in front of the museum.
 
When to Get There
The museum and gardens are open daily from midmorning to early evening from October through March, with extended hours from April through September. Doors shut 45 minutes before closing time. Evening visits are also available on Thursdays in July and August; these include a 45-minute introduction and a glass of wine.
 
Special Exhibits
Along with its permanent collection, the museum offers temporary exhibits throughout the year, listed well in advance on its website. Past themes have ranged from the works of specific artists, such as sculptor Georges Dorignac and expressionist painter Bernard Buffet, to special exhibitions featuring selected works from private collections.
Address: 12 Rue Cortot, Paris 75018, France
Admission: Varies
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Montmartre Museum and Renoir Gardens admission ticket

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The Museum of Montmartre and Renoir Gardens were home to impressionist painter Auguste Renoir between 1875 and 1877, and are now odes to his life and Paris’ Montmartre district. Prebook your ticket to this nostalgia-filled museum to save time during your Paris stay, and peruse its treasures at your own pace. Admire the paintings, curios, photos, and reconstruction of Renoir’s studio; and stroll around the garden, overlooking a secret vineyard.
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See Paris through the eyes of the Impressionists on an art-themed walking tour of beautiful Montmartre. With a savvy guide, spend 90 minutes exploring the charming hilltop streets of this historic arts district. You’ll hear details about famous artists like Renoir and Monet, pass landmarks that inspired signature Impressionist works, and see main attractions like Sacre Coeur Cathedral. Afterward, enjoy skip-the-line access to the Musée d’Orsay — or save your ticket for another day.
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Get off the tourist track and get an insider's introduction to Montmarte, one of the most picturesque neighborhoods in Paris, on this special culture and gastronomy tour. See top local landmarks, from the Moulin Rouge to real-life settings from the film "Amalie." Tours make stops for fresh oysters and one aperitif, including a cheese and cured meat platter and one alcoholic drink.
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Take a personalized tour of Montmartre and its culinary delights during a stroll through the bohemian neighborhood. With so much to see—and eat—it’s easy to get lost in the crowd. With a local gourmand, you’re introduced to tastings of sweet and savory French treats. Learn about the lifestyles of Picasso, Renoir, and other eminent artists along the way.
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Explore one of Paris’ most picturesque districts—and walk away with numerous commemorative photos—on this private tour. Pick from multiple tour times throughout the day, and meet your professional photographer guide right outside the Moulin Rouge. You’ll see the area’s picture-perfect highlights and will take in views from outside Sacré-Coeur Basilica, all while your guide captures photos of your adventures. Following the tour, you’ll receive 300-400 shots, 30 of which will be professionally retouched.
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