While there are centuries of history in Montmartre and multiple galleries to visit, there are currently only three museums in the area. Fortunately for those who wish to visit all three, they are only a few minutes apart from each other. Packed with history and innovation, these museums are an essential part of your trip to Paris’ bohemian village.
Musée de Montmartre
The Museé de Montmartre is comprised of two buildings that were once the Hotel Demarne and the Maison du Bel Air. The premises were once home to some of Montmartre’s famed painters, including Renoir, Utrillo and Suzanne Valadon. The grounds were opened as a museum in 1960 and today house a collection of paintings, by Stanley, Riviere and Utrillo among others. The grand history of the area is depicted through manuscripts, posters and photographs; while the garden has been redesigned according to Renoir paintings.
To get there, take the Montmartre funicular or the Montmartrobus from Pigalle (Line 2).
Tickets cost between 9.50-12€ for adults and 7.50-9€ for students. Children below 18 and above 10 can get in for 5.50€. Anyone younger is free.
Nestled just behind Place du Tetre, the Espace Dalí is a permanent exhibition dedicated to Salvador Dalí’s sculptures and engravings. The exhibition forms part of the Dalí Universe and changes periodically. It also houses around 300 sculptures of the surrealist’s best known paintings. An adjacent gallery additionally contains a substantial collection of Dalí’s lithographs. You can also get your own portrait done by one of the many artists regularly outside.
Entrance is 12€ for adults with reduced entry priced at 9€.
The Musée d’Art Naïf – Max Fourny,
The Musée d’Art Naïf – Max Fourny, also know as the Musée d’Art Brut & Art Singulier, is just a stones through away from the Sacré-Cœur Built in 1868, building was originally a market, but since 1986 it has been home to a wide collection of contemporary art. It houses a permanent collection of over 500 paintings and regularly exhibits exhibitions of native, folk and outsider art. There is also a bookshop and pleasant cafe where you can grab a coffee and escape the tourists hoard.
To get there, its a short walk from either Anvers (Line 2) or Abbesses (Line 12) station.
Ticket entry costs 9€ for adults, 7€ for students and people with disabilities and 6€ for under 15s.
For those of your staying with us, the best museums in Montmartre are only a few minutes walk away. So, what are you waiting for?