A beautifully restored 17th century building nestled in the heart of the scenic and hilly French town of Montmartre, this museum was once occupied by artists Raoul Dufy, Maurice Utrillo, and even Auguste Renoir. The picturesque surrounding of the town’s natural beauty inspired a number of Renoir’s paintings, including The Garden Rue de Cortot, Montmartre. Now, this exquisite mansion pays tribute to the cultural history of the neighborhood and the countless artists, like Renoir, who found a source of artistic stimulation within the landscape. Just like the flowers that bloom in the Musée de Montmartre’s gardens in springtime, the museum unveils the rich and colorful past of its village through a series of well developed and intriguing exhibits. Home also to charming windmills and Montmartre’s last surviving vineyard, the tranquility that resides within the museum and village’s quaint atmosphere would inspire even the lowliest of artists to generate a painting worthy of the masters who once called the Musée de Montmartre home.
Musée de Montmartre
12 Rue Cortot, 75018 Paris, France – 01 49 25 89 37