Musée de Montmartre - Jardins Renoir Member

12 rue Cortot - 75018 Paris

Montmartre - La Chapelle - 18e Arrondissement


Definitely Paris’s most charming museum, it was founded in 1960 in the oldest building in Montmartre, which was also home to a number of artists, including Auguste Renoir, Émile Bernard, Raoul Dufy, Suzanne Valadon, Maurice Utrillo and others. The museum displays a unique collection of paintings, posters and drawings that recount the history of Montmartre, including its artistic atmosphere and workshops, from the Bateau-Lavoir at the Cortot studio to the famous cabarets such as the Lapin Agile and the Moulin Rouge.
Hotel Demarne, a beautiful 19th century mansion, opened for the first time on 17 October 2014. This is where Claude Rose lived says Rosimond of Molière's troupe. Père Tanguy lodged here, and was a colour merchant of the Impressionist painters. Hotel Demarne has been completely redesigned to accommodate temporary exhibitions of a high level and a tea room on the ground-garden, the Café Renoir.
Suzanne Valadon came to live at 12 rue Cortot in 1898 and returned in 1912. She remained there until 1926 with her son Maurice Utrillo and his companion André Utter. Valadon remained famous for being one of the first women painters; as for Utrillo, he left unforgettable views of Montmartre. After decades of neglect, the reconstituted workshop is now open to the public.


The Renoir Gardens have an exceptional view of the Clos Montmartre vineyard and beyond there, the north of Paris.

Architectural style

  • Directoire
  • Neo classique


  • Affiches
  • Arts graphiques
  • Beaux-Arts
  • Cinéma
  • Dessins
  • Gravures
  • Histoire
  • Illustrations
  • Lettres autographes
  • Lithographies
  • Littérature
  • Manuscrits
  • Objets d'art
  • Ouvrages
  • Peinture
  • Porcelaines
  • Salles de réception
  • Sculpture
  • Photographie

Epoque des collections

  • Néoclassicisme (XVIIIe - XIXe)
  • Romantisme (XVIIIe - XIXe)
  • Réalisme (XIXe)
  • Impressionnisme (XIXe)
  • Symbolisme (XIXe)
  • Modernisme (XXe)
  • Expressionisme (XXe)
  • L'abstraction (XXe)
  • Contemporain (XXe - XXIe)


The Renoir Gardens were reconstructed in memory of Auguste Renoir, an impressionist painter, who lived here from 1876 to 1877. During his stay he painted some of his most famous works such as le Bal du Moulin de la Galette ('Dance at Le Moulin de la Galette') and La Balançoire ('The Swing').

Services and facilities of the establishment

  • Gift shop
  • Bookshop
  • Restaurant
  • Visitor tools

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Russian

Documentation in a foreign language

  • English

Visitor tools

French, English, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian and Japanese.


The Café Renoir is open 10am-7pm in high season.

Entrance fees and modalities

Independent tour

€12 (audio guide included)

Guided tour

€15/ person (Saturday and Sunday 3pm) for individuals
€13.50/ person for groups

Group tour

Adult groups (larger than 15 people): €7.50-€9 depending on programming. School visits (larger than 15 people): from €3.50/child plus one free accompanying adult for every ten children.


Free for under 10 years old

Free for young people and children

Under 10s.

Methods of payment

  • CB/Visa
  • Eurocard/Mastercard
  • Chèque Vacances

Opening times

Open every day, 10am - 6pm (October to March) and 10am - 7pm (April to September)

Late opening

Open on Thursdays in July & August until 10pm.

Exceptional opening

  • 1 January
  • Easter
  • Easter Monday
  • Ascension Day
  • 1 May
  • 8 May
  • Whitsuntide
  • Whit Monday
  • 14 July
  • 15 August
  • 1 November
  • 11 November
  • 25 December

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Musée de Montmartre - Jardins Renoir

12 rue Cortot
75018 Paris
Tel.. +33 (0) 1 49 25 89 39

  • Subway - Lamarck - Caulaincourt
  • RER - Gare du Nord - Magenta
  • Bus - 80, Montmartrobus

Accessibility information

- Physical disability: adapted bathroom fitted with a transfer bar and accessible sink.
- Visual impairment: No obstales above shoulder height in the corridors, stairs with handrail and contrasting edges.
- Intellectual disability: monitored entryway, visible from welcome desk

Museum in the same district: Montmartre - La Chapelle

Museum in the same arrondissement: 18th arrondissement

Museum in Paris and in the Paris Region: Museum

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