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Paris has an impressive art scene that is accessible throughout the city, and the cobbled streets of Montmartre are bustling with artists painting breathtaking views, talented street artists and surprising sculptures. That’s not all there is to this fascinating district, however. Delve into the area’s historic past and discover its present-day character in our guide to the top 10 things to do in Montmartre.
A trip to Montmartre’s Museum of Romance is the perfect thing to do in the city of love. Back in the early 1830s Dutch painter Ary Scheffer transformed his home, Hôtel Scheffer-Renan, into a busy salon. It was frequented by a range of artists like George Sand, Frédéric Chopin, Eugène Delacroix and Franz Liszt, which explains why the walls of the museum are adorned with their art. As well as the permanent works on show, the museum organises a host of temporary exhibitions, live-music events, book readings and activities for kids. Make sure to visit before October, when the delightful tearoom in the garden’s greenhouse is open.