Discover the charming Musée de Montmartre

Musee de Montmartre – Jardins Renoir. Photo, i.

We had been vaguely aware of a museum on la butte (hill) de Montmartre dedicated to the area, but somehow it had eluded us.

Not so long ago we came across an article announcing its re-opening after years of closure.  Always keen to make new discoveries in Paris, and armed with our trusty Michelin street directory, we headed off to finally track it down.

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This monumental exhibition spanning 3,000 sq. m. and featuring over 300 haute couture gowns, has just closed at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs.

It was a sensory overload of haute couture that took the visitor on a voyage of discovery starting with the founder of the House of Dior and progressed through the illustrious couturiers who succeed him.



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Winter in Paris – Exhibitions Galore

Musee Jacquemart-Andre, Photo Paris Plus Plus

Those who think of Paris as simply a collection of historic monuments, or a city with food and fashion around every corner, are in danger of missing the many fabulous exhibitions that are held at various times of the year.

This is a city filled with major museums and galleries that you must return to time and time again.

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The Road To Gastronomic Heaven In Paris

Patisserie Stohrer. Photo, oulalaParis

Whenever we’re in Paris, we love to explore some of the wonderful food areas of the city.  We’re very fortunate that one of the best outdoor markets in Paris at Place Monge in the 5th arr. is right on our doorstep.

Rue Montorgueil  on the Right Bank has also long been a firm favourite.

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