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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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Small gem with tiny crowds

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 11, 2015
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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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Longwarry, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 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 11 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 70 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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 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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Address: Address: 16 rue Chaptal, 75009 Paris, France
Phone Number: +33 1 55 31 95 67
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Opera / Bourse
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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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