We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Musee de la Vie Romantique

16 rue Chaptal, 75009 Paris, France (Opéra)
+33 1 55 31 95 67
Improve this listing
Ranked #208 of 764 Attractions in Paris
Type: Art Museums
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... more » 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). « less
Write a Review

74 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    19
    42
    10
    3
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Albany, Georgia
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
24 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Melbourne, Australia
Senior Reviewer
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Adelaide, Australia
Top Contributor
281 reviews 281 reviews
73 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This museum is located down an alleyway, in a little green oasis of peace in an otherwise busy suburb. There are two buildings, one featuring a permanent collection and the other hosting visiting exhibitions. Neither are very big, so you could easily look around the museum in under an hour, although it's so beautifully laid out, and so peaceful, that... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Netherlands
Top Contributor
204 reviews 204 reviews
9 attraction reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

N48°52.894' E 2°19.997' If paintings from the romantic period or the life achievements of philosopher Ernest Renan do not make an impression on you, the tea garden may deliver. Access to the museum is free without audio guide, so take the shortest route to the tea garden on the right under the trees. The only withdraw of the tea garden... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I loved the place !!! A friend recommended this museum to us - and she was right! this charming courtyard is a cool, quiet oasis in the heart of Pigalle.

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York City, New York
Top Contributor
272 reviews 272 reviews
79 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

It is surprising to find a small charming XIX th century house in the middle of Paris. The quaint setting and free admission make up for the very limited range of the souvenirs and artifacts on display.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
1,227 reviews 1,227 reviews
849 attraction reviews
1,233 helpful votes 1,233 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

If you are searching for the soul of George sands,you are in for a treat. His aura, as well as, those of chopin,liszt,lamartine,Delacroix and tourgueniev, reside around the atmosphere of the museum which has kept the allure of the by-gone day Nouvelle athenes quarter's mansion and townhouses untouched. The museums charming old fashion garden is best appreciated in summer when... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Chicago, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

This is an interesting museum and not as hard to find as I had thought. The good news is it is free-the bad news is it is small and probably only takes 30 minutes to an hour to visit unless you stop at the cafe. Also, the day i went was very hot and there was no air. If you... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Musee de la Vie Romantique also viewed

Paris, Ile-de-France
Paris, Ile-de-France
 
Paris, Ile-de-France
Paris, Ile-de-France
 

Been to Musee de la Vie Romantique? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Musee de la Vie Romantique, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing