Musee de Montmartre
Musee de Montmartre
4.5
Speciality MuseumsHistory Museums
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
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.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • beachlovernc2015
    Leland, North Carolina2,029 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Delightful museum and garden
    This is not as well known as other museums in Paris but it is a wonderful place to visit. It is a peaceful setting with lovely garden spaces - away from the hustle and bustle of Painters Square and not too far from the Basilica. This was once a house and studio that provided a place to create for such artists as Renoir and Suzanne Valdon. She in fact lived in the apartment area here with her son. The buildings are all well maintained and the art in both the permanent collection and the exhibits is well displayed. There is a short film about Valdon and the development & history of Montmartre. Start here and then enjoy the exhibits. For a nice break the Renoir Gardens is where you will find a cafe where you can get a snack or more of a meal and sit at tables in the garden. We really enjoyed our visit here!!
    Visited April 2023
    Written June 10, 2023
  • Philip C
    York, Maine576 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hidden Gem
    After taking a guided walking tour of Montmartre, we ended up atop Sacre Coeur and were a bit turned off by. the crowds. What we really needed was a bathroom and a quiet respite at a cafe period. So we popped in to the museum for those amenities and were very taken by the whole experience come especially the permanent exhibit which was more like a local Civic Museum. The special exhibition on Feminine Surrealism was interesting and well curated although that style of art is not our cup of tea!
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 17, 2023
  • breggie
    923 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Don’t miss this one if stumbling around Montmarte. Away from all crowds behind the church on N side
    Uncrowded on a Friday in February, informal smallish but lively in every way. Read up on Utrillo and his mom Suzanne Langedon before you go, as they lived here and the studio is recreated faithfully as well As their works on display. Find and read the history of Van Gogh on placards in the stone wall around the corner away from Sacre Coeur also, very illuminating. This museum is a perfect fit for the Montmartre area and vibe. We really enjoyed it. Excellent large exhibit on the “black cat” posters and shows in the area, upon third floor. Nice small non- pushy gift shop and very hospitable staff- easy on the eyes too!!
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 24, 2024
  • vckk1
    Dallas, Texas44 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice small museum in Montmartre with great historical perspective
    This was a nice interlude on our self-guided walking tour of Montmartre. The museum has a nice courtyard and café. The exhibits are on 3 floors in a small house like building. Interesting collection and history of the art and area. Can see the museum and collection in about 1 hr at a leisurely pace, so worth doing if you are in the area.
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 15, 2024
  • David C
    Ojai, California78 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful Museum Tells the Story of Monmartre, and some if its Famous Artists and Creators
    Wonderful house, museum, garden and cafe in picturesque and historic Montmartre. The collection is wonderfully curated to give you information about the history of this unique area, home, and the artists that lived here. The cute film at the entry, with the lit diarama of the city was helpful to understand what you will see in the museum. Sweet little cafe with a beautiful outdoor area to sit. The collection is special.
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 18, 2024
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Philip C
York, ME576 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
After taking a guided walking tour of Montmartre, we ended up atop Sacre Coeur and were a bit turned off by. the crowds. What we really needed was a bathroom and a quiet respite at a cafe period. So we popped in to the museum for those amenities and were very taken by the whole experience come especially the permanent exhibit which was more like a local Civic Museum. The special exhibition on Feminine Surrealism was interesting and well curated although that style of art is not our cup of tea!
Written July 17, 2023
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beachlovernc2015
Leland, NC2,029 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
This is not as well known as other museums in Paris but it is a wonderful place to visit. It is a peaceful setting with lovely garden spaces - away from the hustle and bustle of Painters Square and not too far from the Basilica. This was once a house and studio that provided a place to create for such artists as Renoir and Suzanne Valdon. She in fact lived in the apartment area here with her son. The buildings are all well maintained and the art in both the permanent collection and the exhibits is well displayed. There is a short film about Valdon and the development & history of Montmartre. Start here and then enjoy the exhibits. For a nice break the Renoir Gardens is where you will find a cafe where you can get a snack or more of a meal and sit at tables in the garden. We really enjoyed our visit here!!
Written June 10, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

vckk1
Dallas, TX44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
This was a nice interlude on our self-guided walking tour of Montmartre. The museum has a nice courtyard and café. The exhibits are on 3 floors in a small house like building. Interesting collection and history of the art and area. Can see the museum and collection in about 1 hr at a leisurely pace, so worth doing if you are in the area.
Written May 15, 2024
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David C
Ojai, CA78 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Wonderful house, museum, garden and cafe in picturesque and historic Montmartre. The collection is wonderfully curated to give you information about the history of this unique area, home, and the artists that lived here. The cute film at the entry, with the lit diarama of the city was helpful to understand what you will see in the museum. Sweet little cafe with a beautiful outdoor area to sit. The collection is special.
Written May 18, 2024
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breggie
Asheville, NC923 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Uncrowded on a Friday in February, informal smallish but lively in every way. Read up on Utrillo and his mom Suzanne Langedon before you go, as they lived here and the studio is recreated faithfully as well
As their works on display. Find and read the history of Van Gogh on placards in the stone wall around the corner away from Sacre Coeur also, very illuminating. This museum is a perfect fit for the Montmartre area and vibe. We really enjoyed it.
Excellent large exhibit on the “black cat” posters and shows in the area, upon third floor.
Nice small non- pushy gift shop and very hospitable staff- easy on the eyes too!!
Written February 25, 2024
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Gavin
Belfast, UK90 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
Delightful little garden and museum. The cafe is in a garden and has nice food and wine with plenty of outside seating which is beautiful to sit in on lovely days. The paintings are obviously amazing and the studio of Suzanne Valadon is super to get to see. Definitely recommend a visit
Written July 13, 2022
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Jo S
Sanremo, Italy118 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
Lovely place to walk to in the centre of the Montmartre area, or you can get the funicular up the hill to Sacre Coeur to make it easier. Reasonable entrance charge. Lots of lovely paintings and info about the history of Montmartre and Sacre Coeur cathedral. Nice garden .
A shame the cafe was not open.
Written January 9, 2023
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TiniestTim
Houston, TX2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
This is a lovely little museum off the beaten path and definitely worth a visit. The permanent collection is worth seeing and they have rotating visiting exhibits. The garden is beautiful and the history lesson is a lot of fun.
Written November 7, 2022
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Ronak S
Paris, France2,012 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Solo
I love Montmartre with it's quaint houses and narrow alleys and of course Sacre Cœur. In Montmartre is Musée de Montmartre documenting the history of the place. It has also been the residence at one point in their lives for many many artists such as Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Suzanne Valadon and her son Maurice Utrillo, among others. They currently have an exhibition titles "Van Dongen et les artistes du Bateau-Lavoir" showcasing paintings by Kees Van Dongen.

The museum was really disappointing to say the least. There are mainly 3 buildings - one shows a little film from Suzanne Valadon's perspective, the other houses the permanent collection in a small building and the third houses the temporary exhibits and the Atelier of Suzanne Valadon and Maurice Utrillo. The show was alright, the permanent collection very underwhelming. It shows the history of the area through some paintings and largely through posters and photographs. There is a whole section dedicated to Le Chat Noir and other cabarets in Montmartre. The temporary exhibit was not bad. The atelier was also rather average. The museum seems to be terribly understaffed. There were long queues because only one lady was managing the ticketing and the shop. The show and permanent collection had no docents, so when my audio guide automatically changed from English to French, there was no one to ask for help (even though I understand and speak French, my vocabulary of French doesn't include fancy art terminology). There was no map or plan of the museum at the entrance to guide the visitor and the "sense de la visite" or how to go about the visit was missing. There were waaaaay too many insects flying about the gardens in large swarms (I noticed that throughout Montmartre too). The garden was nice and a good place to read, if you can put up with those insects. There is a small coffee shop there.

I hope they have some more artworks by the famous artists who lived there (although most of them sit in more famous museums like the Louvre or Orsay or others around the world). For the price they charge (almost as much as the Louvre), the museum is definitely not worth a visit.
Written April 19, 2018
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artistJoan
Holbrook, NY282 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
The Musee de Montmartre is a little gem out of the crowded area of Montmartre. It is interesting to visit and has a very nice cafe and lovely garden area.
Written August 17, 2019
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