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Musee de la Vie Romantique

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Address: 16 rue Chaptal, 75009 Paris, France
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+33 1 55 31 95 67
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Located in the Romantic district called "New Athens", this...

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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Nice private home filled with art

Visited while in Paris in October 2013. I had 10 days to explore other attractions and areas I hadn't earlier in September. Museum is hidden away in the 9th district. Not a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 7, 2017
Prince George, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are so many museums in Paris to Chose from but this one is a beautiful hidden gem. It's like stepping back in time if you enter the lovely mansion with the beautifully decorated rooms with lots of vintage conglomeration. We also liked the little garden and the tranquillity of the place.

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Paris, France
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum offers a lovely courtyard and café where it is nice to sit in good weather away from the maddening crowd of Pigalle (and you needn't buy an entry ticket) to enjoy this haven of peace. The "permanent exhibit" is the former "atelier", shown in three small, dimly lit rooms on the ground floor with closed shutters (the second... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

Definitely worth seeing, & no lines. They have a beautiful exhibit up centred around Charles Baudelaire's Les Fleurs du Mal, with his poetry woven through romance-era paintings, plus original copies of his works.

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Prince George, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017

Visited while in Paris in October 2013. I had 10 days to explore other attractions and areas I hadn't earlier in September. Museum is hidden away in the 9th district. Not a huge collection, but still nice to look at if you have some spare time. Enjoyed having lunch and a cup of tea after I went through the museum.... More 

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Chicago, IL
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

Artist's retreat, complete with long shaded walkway, courtyard and outbuildings. The rooms are all decorated with authentic styles and materials. There are lots of artifacts to be seen involving the author George Sand and painter Ary Scheffer. Worthwhile if you have an interest in 19th century life in Paris.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Not worth a special trip but interesting . Trying to discover things we haven't seen in Paris but this wouldn't be on the top of my list to see.

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

One of Georges Sand's home is located in a hidden street of the 9th arrondissement. The museum is dedicated to her life and sometimes hosts temporary exhibitions. The museum itself is pretty small but the house is delightful and gives you an idea of the life held in the XIX century. The café is a nice excuse to be away... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016

Hidden gem in Nouvelle Athenes area. Through a small, rose filled courtyard you enter 1830s Paris. Focus on the George Sand/Chopin era. Very well curated small, domestic museum of a little known part of Paris history. Less dramatic than the revolutionary or 1st Empire periods but well worth a visit. Exceptional tea room in the courtyard. Wonderful on a sunny... More 

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Eureka, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

What a surprise to find a home open to visitors. Georges Sand and others are featured here in a setting similar to when the home was inhabited. A great way to get a sense of the past and how culture, art and life blended.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2016

We had gone to the nearby Gustave Moreau Museum, only to find it closed for a week between exhibits. This museum became our "Plan B." Sadly, we were apparently not alone in this decision. The disappointed fans of Gustave Moreau alone would have crowded this tiny museum, and the addition of a group of schoolchildren overwhelmed it completely. We could... More 

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The neighborhood around Opéra and Bourse is a belle époque paradise of grand boulevards, refined arcades, and mass-market art-nouveau entertainment. Here, modern day workers continue to take advantage of the legacy that nobility and finance left in the 19th century. Brightly-lit brasseries, theaters, and cinemas sit side by side with French bistros predominating in one area and Japanese restaurants in another. The area is most famous for the Palais Garnier opera house and glamorous department stores.
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