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Paris is known for being a city of artists, over the past centuries the town has always been a vivid ground where artists from all around the world came to work and live.
Montmartre is one of this special place in Paris linked to art and artists. During its heyday, where the museum now stands, served as a residence and meeting place for many artists including Auguste Renoir, Suzanne Valadon and Émile Bernard, who held their studios here, as well as the fauve artists Emile Othon Friesz and Raoul Dufy.
Situated in a 17th century manor house, it houses a unique collection of paintings, posters and photographs that help you to relive the “boheme artistique” of Montmartre, the spirit of its celebrated cabarets as well the important history of the mount itself. The museum, which opened first in 1960, possesses an entire room dedicated to the French Cancan and another one to the Chat Noir Cabaret’s famous “chef d’œuvre”, the Shadow Theatre. Inside, you will find works by Modigliani, Kupka, Steinlen, Toulouse-Lautrec, Valadon and Utrillo.
The museum is surrounded by three gardens dedicated to Auguste Renoir. They are named in memory of the impressionist painter who lived on-site between 1875 and 1877. In 2014, the place opened the studio apartment which served as the site for artists such as the two fauve painters Emile Orthon Friesz and Raoul Dufy, as well as Émile Bernard (Gauguin’s companion), and the writers Léon Bloy and Pierre Reverdy. A new space for temporary exhibitions will complete this structure dedicated to art.