Museums may be a dime a dozen in Paris, but only one of them also features a summertime garden party. That's why the Musée de Montmartre is a favorite among local and visiting families. The main attraction, of course, is the museum itself–an homage to the art that was produced in the neighborhood during La Belle Epoque. The exhibitions are refreshingly fun and vibrant while giving people a true sense of the muse that is Montmartre and Paris as a whole.
Then it's outside for a bit of fun! From May through September starting at 2 p.m. each day, there is a Montmartre Fete in the Renoir Gardens. The very space where the famous painter created some of his most lasting works is now the setting for games, food, drinks and performers in period costumes, making it feel like a fantastic garden party where visitors are the guests of honor.
The Musée de Montmartre is located at 12, rue Cortot in the 18th arrondissement and can be reached via the metro line 12 to Lamarck-Caulaincourt or by taking line 2 to Anvers and then the Montmartre funicular.