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Musee de la Vie Romantique

16 rue Chaptal, 75009 Paris, France (Opéra)
+33 1 55 31 95 67
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Ranked #202 of 632 Attractions in Paris
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Owner description: 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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Paris, France
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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NE US
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413 reviews 413 reviews
61 attraction reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Website said admission was free, but it was not. Really about 8 small rooms with a few interesting things, but not really worth paying for.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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191 reviews 191 reviews
44 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

A pretty, small museum - one of those off the beaten track gems. Nice conservatory café and garden area. Watch that the attendant doesn't charge an admission fee. We were charged Euro 2 to enter, even though this is a city of Paris museum and there are no admission costs. On examining the ticket we noticed that this was marked... More

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United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This museum is absolute MUST-DO in Paris. Hidden French house in the middle of Paris with an adorable terrace to get a coffee after the visit.

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Portland, Oregon
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144 reviews 144 reviews
24 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

This small museum is a home that was lived in by Georges Sands and Franz Liszt, although not at the same time. There are some family paintings and memorabilia, and a second floor devoted to a more recent artist resident. Exhibit will take less than an hour to examine in detail. The garden is charming, but tiny. I would say... More

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Albany, Georgia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
25 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is a small museum. No fee to enter, donations excepted. Some nice art work inside. Nice little cafe and courtyard. We had a bite to eat and a drink while there. If you are in the area, this is a nice place to pop into. We were happy to support them.

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

When we went here it was pouring summer rain, meaning that, to my dismay, the was to be no outdoor tea garden. But the pattering rain did however provide an excellent atmosphere for the gorgeous treasures within. The collection has been beautifully curated, and it was a delight to wander through the rooms. It's relatively small, but is a lovely... More

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Walk down a shady lane to a museum devoted to the Romantic movement in Paris. Once a private townhouse, the museum has a small collection, but has the added bonus of beautiful furnishings and a glimpse into another era. Free entry with the added bonus of a charming cafe in a garden that offers cappuccino on the menu!! Worth the... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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302 reviews 302 reviews
77 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Free to visit, this artist's studio and home gives a glimpse of Paris life of the upper classes in the late 1800's. Lots of info on George Sand, the author and artist. Great little cafe in a garden setting, a rare find in Paris.

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