The Musée de Montmartre houses a wonderful bucolic and luxuriant garden. Café Renoir, that used to be reserved for the museum visitors, is now opening to all of you for €4 only at the entrance or €10 for the annual pass.
If you find yourself hanging around the Sacré Coeur, don’t miss this kind of tea room with a certain charm. At peace, far from the traffic, you’re offered a refreshing and gourmet break within a genuine garden. Please note that you can take a walk and discover, at the back of the garden, a wonderful view of the Butte, onto the Vigne du Clos Montmartre.
To welcome us, Café Renoir has had a makeover. Its lovely winter garden has just been redecorated to stick to its original purpose (a winter garden). Dried flowers, hanging plants, ancient armchairs and rattan lights create this charming décor. For the anecdote, it’s the famous glass roof that inspired Auguste Renoir in 1876 for Bal du Moulin de la Galette [Dance at le Moulin de la Galette].
Every day, from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., you can come and enjoy a coffee break or have lunch. Café Renoir offers a whole range of tasty products provided by renown businesses such as Rishi organic teas, Alain Milliat fruit juice, Gallia Parisian beers, Elixia craft lemonade or Sassy cider. Also note that, in the summer, Café Renoir makes its own iced tea flavored with mint and lime… a must!
In terms of savory treats, Café Renoir offers hearty seasonal quiches provided by Rachel’s Cake and beautiful summer salads. Gourmet and sweet pleasures lovers will go for craft pastries of which Rachel has the secret: blueberry crumble, meringue lime tartlet, chocolate cake (gluten-free but full of flavors!), cookies and her famous cheesecake. Pastry chef Ryotaro Sato also offers a delicious range of cakes with varied flavors. Apricot-passion, vanilla, fig and other sweet delicacies, you have to taste it.
While you’re at it, how about visiting the exhibition “Montmartre, décor de cinéma”. The Musée Montmartre offers – from April 12, 2017 to January 14, 2018, a great exhibition dedicated to the streets that have been used so many times as film sets! Helped by an audioguide, you roam across the place to discover movies and posters that made the story of Montmartre. We don’t forget to discover the recreated artist studio of Suzanne Valadon and Maurice Utrillo.
And here’s a good deal, make sure you remember that Café Renoir also opens until late in the day on some days (June 29, July 6, 13, 20 and 27 and August 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.) perfect to admire the sunset on the Butte Montmartre. Come along and sip a glass of wine while admiring the sunset and the stars.
Are you looking for some green? The Musée de Montmartre enables you as well to take over the garden through gardening workshops with Jessica. You can choose to pitch in in the kitchen garden or learn more about the balcony vegetable gardens holding some genuine gems.
Kids are not left out since the visit and workshops are also suited to them. This summer, they can create their own imaginary trees with Jardin Renoir as the model. By the way, it’s the perfect place for birthdays. Visit, workshop, show and cake, everything is made to make them happy.
In other words, how about a charming and gourmet break?
Café Renoir by the Musée de Montmartre
Open every day from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Late-night openings on July 6, 13, 20 and 27 and on August 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. (€15 the entrance including a glass of wine, €3.5 for the extra glass and from €4 for a snack)
Lunch menu: €16
From 30 June 2017 to 31 December 2017
Musée de Montmartre
12, rue Cortot
75018 Paris 18
café: 2,4 €
pâtisseries: 3-6 €
l'accès: 4 €
thé glacé: 4 €
cidre: 6 €
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