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“A must visit when spring blossoms in its romantic parisian garden” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Musee de la Vie Romantique

Musee de la Vie Romantique
16 rue Chaptal, 75009 Paris, France (Opera / Bourse)
+33 1 55 31 95 67
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Ranked #278 of 1,121 things to do in Paris
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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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“A must visit when spring blossoms in its romantic parisian garden”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

To visitors that mainly consider this a break from the hectic Pigalle atmosphere, the house where the painter Schaeffer , George Sand s son-in -law ,lived, and where she and her crowd - including her one-time lover Chopin , or the french poet de Musset (who succeeded Chopin in George Sand s heart) - would gather for literary meetings will not mean much. But coming here in spring, when the garden is in full bloom and the exhibitions inside are just as fascinating, will provide any visitor with a true feel of what literary life in Paris must have been like in the second part of the 19 th century! As for the quality of quiches or cakes, they might not be your first reason for visiting this Museum, and, after all, Montmartre is full of great boulangeries....

Visited May 2012
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“Lovely garden courtyard cafe”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

My favourite thing about this museum is actually the lovely garden cafe. It's a great place to relax, have a drink, read, and soak up the atmosphere of the beautiful inner courtyard. However, I did find the cafe a little disappointing - it basically only serves pre-made salads and sandwiches for inflated prices.

Visited September 2012
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“Not much to the museum, but the tea room is a true oasis”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

A short stroll (downhill) from where tourists pour out of the Blanche or Pigalle Metro stops, seeking a trace of the seedy thrills Pigalle is known for, the Musee de la Vie Romantique serenely welcomes you at the end of a leafy, cobblestoned alley.

The focus of the museum is George Sand and the artists who formed her coterie; previous posting notwithstanding, Sand never actually lived in this building, atmospheric though it is. A small set of rooms, upstairs and down, display artifacts of the Romantic era and paintings of and by Sand's circle. For serious fans of Sand and that period, of course, this is a mandatory stop; for others, the free entry at this and all City of Paris museums might lure you in for a brief visit.

Although I found the building to be a lovely period piece, the real attraction was the tea room in the one-time conservatory. With a dozen or so tables and benches shaded by the branches of mature trees, this is a delightful destination when the weather cooperates. There's no cooking here - a couple of pleasant ladies serve quiches, sandwiches, pastries, etc, and the settings are all plastic and paper. Still, this charming courtyard is a cool, quiet oasis in the heart of Pigalle.

Visited July 2012
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“Charming little museum...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2009

Worth seeking out...but read something first about George Sand!

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