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Musee de la Vie Romantique

Address: 16 rue Chaptal, 75009 Paris, France (Opéra)
Phone Number: +33 1 55 31 95 67
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Ranked #211 of 627 Attractions in Paris
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Owner description: Located in the Romantic district called "New Athens", this town-house with its paved courtyard...
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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Seoul, South Korea
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Italy
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18 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 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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paris
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28 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
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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71 reviews 71 reviews
22 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
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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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
5 helpful votes 5 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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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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135 helpful votes 135 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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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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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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