Portes Ouvertes Montmartre: Ateliers From Anvers to Abbesses Open Their Doors

by Tory Hoen

Monmartre’s legacy as Paris’ artistic epicenter continues this weekend, when the annual “Portes Ouvertes Montmartre” returns. For three days only, the artists of Montmartre will open the doors of their ateliers (artist space) to the public. On November 13th (from 6pm-9pm) and November 14th and 15th (from 11am-8pm), don’t miss your chance to stroll the neighborhood, following your artistic whims and letting your curiosity guide you.

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Begin your tour at the welcome area located at 8 rue Milton, 75009 (tel: 01 40 23 02 92). Here you can familiarize yourself with the different participating artists and plan out which ateliers you would like to visit along your route.

Otherwise, for a listing of all participating artists and a map of the neighborhood, go to this link and click on “Affiche Portes Ouvertes 2009 – verso.”

To visit the Portes Ouvertes site (in French), click here.

Edited by Tory Hoen for the HiP Paris Blog. Looking for a fabulous vacation rental in Paris, Provence, or Tuscany? Check out Haven in Paris.

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Tory Hoen

After attending Brown University and spending two years in New York, Tory bought a one-way ticket to Paris to pursue her dream of becoming a writer (and of drinking wine at lunch). During her time in the City of Light, she chronicled the euphoric highs and the laughable lows of ex-pat life on her blog, A Moveable Beast. Though she's now based in New York, she travels frequently to Montreal and Brazil, and she'll use just about any excuse to jet to Paris ("I ran out of fleur de sel"). A regular contributor to Hip Paris, Tory also writes for New York Magazine, Time Out New York, and she is a co-author of's Guide To Life After College. View Tory Hoen's Website

2 comments on “Portes Ouvertes Montmartre: Ateliers From Anvers to Abbesses Open Their Doors

Erica Berman - Haven in Paris

This is an amazing way to discover Paris and the wonderful neighborhood of Montmartre. Also, you get to see the apartments and lofts where the artists live and create. I highly recommend. One of my favorite spots is Beatrice Knock on 17 rue Andre Del Sartre in the 18th (Metro Anvers or Abbesses). She makes amazing jewelry (and speaks fluent English). You will find her on the program. I but most of my jewelry from her and always get lots of compliments. – Erica

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