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Musee de la Vie Romantique

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Address: 16 rue Chaptal, 75009 Paris, France
Phone Number: +33 1 55 31 95 67
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Description: Located in the Romantic district called "New Athens", this town-house with...
Located in the Romantic district called "New Athens", this town-house with its paved courtyard, central garden and two artists studios has kept its 19th century charm. Its first owner, the painter Ary Scheffer entertained the artistic intelligentsia of the time: Delacroix, Liszt, Rossini, Sand, Chopin, Tourgueniev, Dickens... The museum is a perfect setting for Scheffer and his contemporaries' paintings and George Sand's memorabilia (paintings,furniture, jewellery).
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Pretty house and garden

This is a great place to drop by if you're staying nearby or passing through the area. The house and garden is pretty but the collections inside are small and only vaguely... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This is a great place to drop by if you're staying nearby or passing through the area. The house and garden is pretty but the collections inside are small and only vaguely interesting. This is fine though as admission is free and you can relax in the garden with a drink from the cafe. Wouldn't be worth it if you... More 

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Penzance, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Although I knew virtually nothing about George Sand and Ary Scheffer before my visit, I still spent a most enjoyable hour here. The rooms offer a piquant re-creation of the time - with music playing for added atmosphere, and excellent use of lighting and colour. Friendly staff, and a little garden café. There is no charge and not much to... More 

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Godalming, United Kingdom
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

I stumbled across this place en route from the nearby cheese emporium l'Affineur' Affine to the tourist mecca of Montmartre. Don't expect a dazzling array of world-class art in a cavernous museum. This is a simple pleasure, in a beautifully simple - almost rural - house at the end of a narrow tree-lined cobbled lane, built for the Dutch artist... More 

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This museum is not the best one. It's small, away from the center of Paris but it's a paradise in Paris. Take your Time to discover paintings and have time to drink a tea . IT would be so romantic . It's a wonderful place out of time and out of the crowd If you are with your love, take... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

I didn't planned visiting here but found out this wonderful place by chance when wandering about the district after visiting Musee Gustave Moreau. Entering the place, I could see beautiful flower trees and cute cafe-with the faint sound of waltzes of Chopin. Inside the building as well was great. It was well maintained, full of belongings of Sand including her... More 

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122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

My experience doesn't match the excellent and very good reviews of TA. It is useless to criticize them. It is better describing the place so you can decide if going there is worthwhile. Ground floor has three small rooms with not very interesting paintings, some furniture and a lot of personal items of George Sand. The second floor has other... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Wandering in the nice and trendy 9th arrondissement, "SoPi" you can discover this charming place with some trees in a garden beetween old mansions. An ideal place for a love tryst ! By sunny weather, you will drink a tea or a coffee with some sweets on little tables arranged there. And you have then to visit the always interesting... More 

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Brooklyn, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

The museum itself is “charmant” – a tree lined cobblestone alley takes you from the street to the museum, which is the former house of the painter Ary Scheffer (1795-1858), located in the area of Paris known as The New Athens. It remained in the family until it was transferred to the City of Paris in 1983! This will not... More 

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Paris, France
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Get into the house of french writer Georges Sand, visite the place where she lived with the great Chopin. Discover what the artistic life of the 19th century was about. Charming and beautiful place.

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Paris, France
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This is indeed a small museum, mostly dedicated to the memory of George Sand and the Romantics. The permanent collection also includes paintings by the original owner of the house, a well known painter. There are often special exhibits worth seeing in the studio part of the property. The permanent collection is free, BUT you might be asked for a... More 

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Opera / Bourse
The neighborhood around Opéra and Bourse is a belle époque paradise of grand boulevards, refined arcades, and mass-market art-nouveau entertainment. Here, modern day workers continue to take advantage of the legacy that nobility and finance left in the 19th century. Brightly-lit brasseries, theaters, and cinemas sit side by side with French bistros predominating in one area and Japanese restaurants in another. The area is most famous for the Palais Garnier opera house and glamorous department stores.