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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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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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This is a gem of a place. Free of charge but maybe worth it to get the nice audio guide which will help you understand the works and the life at the time a little more. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

This is a gem of a place. Free of charge but maybe worth it to get the nice audio guide which will help you understand the works and the life at the time a little more. The cafe is lovely on sunny days with good pastries and snacks. A break from the busyness of Paris in a beautiful neighborhood. Couple... More 

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Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The home of painter Ary Schaffer, this small tucked-away museum was the gathering place of artists and intellectuals such as George Sand and Frederic Chopin. It is filled with all manner of memorabilia related to Sand, as well as paintings by Schaffer and several of his contemporaries. One of the more charming things is rather than rope off chairs, the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

English tour guide/phone works nicely here to learn about the "romantic" period. George Sand stories a surprise!

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Longwarry, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

There are several paintings of French author George Sand (Amantine-Lucile-Aurore Dupin) who had many lovers, among them being the composer and musician Frederic Chopin. There is also a nice little garden cafe beside the house.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

If you're ever around Montmartre, and wish for a peaceful break for a busy day's walk, you might consider dropping by this quaint little museum. The small two-storey building was once a private home and a rendezvous venue for famous artists, musicians (including Chopin and Liszt), writers from all over Europe. Its interior is pretty much as it was some... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 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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Address: 16 rue Chaptal, 75009 Paris, France
Phone Number: +33 1 55 31 95 67
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Opera / Bourse
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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