Musée du Vieux Montmartre, Paris

Musée du Vieux Montmartre, Paris

The Musée du Vieux Montmartre is a historical museum that recounts the history of Montmartre from its very beginning. On display here are old maps, original documents, photographs and many other objects of historical importance related to the most famous district of Paris. The museum is housed in one of the city's oldest buildings, dated the 17th century, that has been blessed with the presence, at various times, of many nationally and internationally recognized artists and other famous personalities. One of them, painter Auguste Renoir, had a studio here in 1876, in which he added finishing touches to one of his most celebrated paintings, “Moulin de la Galette.”

The museum features a pretty courtyard, full of giant fuchsias. There is a beautiful garden around the building that gives the look and feel of the 17th century life. Inside the building, you can see pictures, sketches and souvenirs outlining the true story of Montmartre. There is an extremely rich and diverse collection that has been in existence since 1886, held by the scholars of the Society of Old Montmartre. Exhibits rotate frequently and are devoted to artists of many different styles. The historical display includes sections dedicated to the Revolution of 1789, the Russian invasion of 1814, the Commune in 1870, and the construction of the Sacred Heart in 1875. Here, you can also see the original sign that Andre Gill produced for the cabaret Lapin Agile, along with sketches and posters by Theophile Steinlen. The quiet museum in a beautifully restored 17th century mansion also serves as a cultural centre offering its members a venue for conferences, shows and concerts. For a very nominal fee, you can also become a member and enjoy Montmartre-related shows, talks, conferences and exhibits, held here, completely free of charge.

Operation hours: daily 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sight description based on wikipedia

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Sight Map

Sight Name: Musée du Vieux Montmartre
Sight Location: Paris, France
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
Guide(s) containing this sight: Montmartre Walking Tour  

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