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Musee de la Vie Romantique

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Address: 16 rue Chaptal, 75009 Paris, France
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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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Sweet little hidden gem

Not the first place to visit in Paris, but certainly a sweet little place off the beaten path. Free entrance and a 3 euro donation for an audio guide. I suggest the audio guide as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Not the first place to visit in Paris, but certainly a sweet little place off the beaten path. Free entrance and a 3 euro donation for an audio guide. I suggest the audio guide as it gives great details in the house, the history and the people associated with the family - like writer George Sand and her many love... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

There is an awful lot about George Sand in this museum. There is also a cast of Chopin's hand which is of course exquisite. The house is beautiful and very atmospheric. The garden is an oasis of greenery in the middle of Paris, and has a restful cafe with shady outdoor seating.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Not everybody is aware that this museum and tea saloon exists ! If you want to enjoy it all by yourself, come at the opening at 10 am and just enjoy the silence of the garden with a simple coffee !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

It is one of the three literary museums in Paris. Located in original 1830 private house of a Dutch painter Ary Sheffer , who was ,at the time, famous not only as a painter but also as a generous and tiredness host of the musical snd literary salons . It beautifully represents it's time. There is a good collection of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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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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