Montmartre Museum


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Even though the weather was not fantastic today, I decided to go to the Montmartre Museum

I heard a lot about this venue, especially about the gardens, but never had the opportunity to take a tour. As a matter of fact, I don't go to this part of Paris very often. But each time I do, I must admit that I pretty much enjoy it; there is a lot to do and see. 

So today I focussed on the Montmartre Museum and I had a fantastic time. The museum is set up in one of the oldest houses of the Montmartre Hill, buit in the 17th century. Many artists met and stayed there over the years. Auguste Renoir, Suzanne Valadon, Emile Bernard, Raoul Dufy worked there. 

Let me tell you about my favorite moments:
  • The 8 minutes movie telling the life in Montmartre at the end of the 19th century, through the eyes of Suzanne Valadon was very interesting. It's something to do as soon as you enter the museum. 
  • The visit of Suzanne Valadon's atelier-apartment, which has been reconstructed by designer Hubert Le Gall, faithfully to the letters and writings of the time and as portrayed in historical photographs. Thanks to all the details and utensils, the apartment and the studio look very real. Painter Suzanne Valadon moved in this place with her son Maurice Utrillo, in 1912. 
  • The three gardens, surrounding the Museum and dedicated to Auguste Renoir. The painter lived on-site between 1875 and 1877. He painted several materpieces inclustind the famous Bal du Moulin de la Galette (The Moulin de la Galette Ball) and Jardin de la rue Cortot (Rue Cortot Garden). The Renoir Gardens offer breathtaking views of the vineyard, the Clos Montmartre, and northern cityscape of Paris. And in the second garden, with the coffee shop, pay attention to the swing. It's set precisely where Auguste Renoir painted his famous La Balancoire (The Swing).
  • And of course, you know me by now, the charming little coffee shop, in the second garden. It's nice and warm in the winter and as soon as the sun comes out, visitors can sit and chill outside. 

12 rue Cortot - 75018 PARIS
The Museum and gardens are open every day from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
 (last entry at 5:15 pm).
From April 1st to September 30th, the Museum is open from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
(last entry at 6:15 pm).




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