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Understanding a neighborhood: visit to the Musée de Montmartre

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To understand the charm of the Butte, the Museum of Montmartre stands out as an essential reference.

Nestled in the heights of Paris, between Lamarck and the Abbesses, it retraces the history of the district, highlighting the XNUMXth and XNUMXth centuries when many artists resided in these outlying districts of Paris... We fell in love with this corner of the Parisian countryside assured.


Former artists' residences, the mansion and the private mansion that make up
the Museum of Montmartre seem to come from elsewhere. They act there like a real
corner of countryside placed on the Butte. All around these buildings, the Renoir Gardens
offer an exceptional view of the Clos Montmartre vineyard and, beyond, of
the vast plain north of Paris. The three gardens inspired in particular
Renoir who rented a studio there in 1875-1876 and painted there among other things The Ball of the Mill
of the cake.
We also discover, at 12 rue Cortot, the reconstruction of the studio-apartment
artists Valadon, Utrillo and Utter, the famous "infernal trio" who lived in those
places full of charm and serenity, far from the hustle and bustle of Paris. Between collections
permanent and temporary exhibitions well treated, the Museum of Montmartre remains
imbued with this soul of artists.

Practical information : MONTMARTRE MUSEUM – 12, RUE CORTOT, 75018 PARIS – 01 49 25 89 39

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