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“Great little museum.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Musee de Montmartre

Musee de Montmartre
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Ranked #76 of 1,088 things to do in Paris
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator, Wheelchair access
Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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“Great little museum.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2013

As we stayed in Montmarte, we spent a really enjoyable morning at this museum.
The museum is small but packed with great artefacts, information and really brings the history of this area alive. It does concentrate on the history of the famouse caberet Chat Noir but also covers the events of the Paris Commune, the Sacre Couer and general history of this area of Paris. It also contains some great works of art.
The garden is lovely and gives you a different view of Montmarte. Do visit the only remaining vineyard in Paris which is adjacent to the museum.
The staff are friendly and chatty.
If you are staying in this area do visit this charming museum.

Visited March 2013
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Redondo Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Want to know more about Montmartre?”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

This is a small museum so don't expect too much and you may be pleasantly surprised. It was fun to see "how it was" and imagine. It's not the Louvre, but neither are the crowds. It was a nice way to spend a few hours while strolling around the neighborhood. And it was fun to see the vineyard just starting to show signs of life.

Visited March 2013
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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“Nice small museum, not a must”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2013

In this small museum you can learn a little bit about the history of Montmartre - the neighbourhood that once was a village - and especially the history of the "Chat Noir" cabaret which was locateed in Montmartre. It is nice but, in my opinion, reallly not one of the "must visit" museums in Paris.
The garden is small but beautifull and you can also see the vineyard of Montmartre and a real chat noir (black cat) in the garden which is nice.

Visited March 2013
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“Lovely house & garden, sense of Montmartre history”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2013 via mobile

Agree with other reviews that if you only have a short time in Paris, this may not be worth spending your limited time but if you have been to Paris before or have some extended time, worth going to see to get a feel for Montmatre history and the peak of the late 1800s. Some lovely piece and the house and garden are beautiful.

Visited April 2013
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Somerset, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2013

This small museum can be found behind the Sacre Coeur. If the large blue door looks closed just push open to get to the Museum, as a few of us thought it was closed. Entry is 8 euros. A small gift shop. A short walk through les jardins Renoir, with information boards on route telling you which paintings were done by Renoir in the location. Entrance is round the back of the oldest house of Montmartre. Spread over 3 floors giving you full info on Chat Noir magazine & other titles, with original drawings / paintings by other artists such as Cheret, Steinlen, Utrillo, Valadon and many more. There are a couple of black cats roaming about in the gardens. A walk through La Vigne de Montmartre ( Vineyard ) is also included. Magnifique!!

Visited March 2013
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