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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 #201 of 753 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
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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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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16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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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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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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

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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

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London, United Kingdom
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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.

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New York City, New York
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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.

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Sydney, Australia
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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

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Chicago, Illinois
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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

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canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

I found this hidden away, Utterly Romantic building standing alone at the end of a tree lined long walkway stiuated in the heart of Paris; You enter to the sound of classical delicate music...time has stood still here..this is where many of the Artists of the day hung out together, Renoir, Chopin, George Sand (a woman and Chopin's lover :)... More

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