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Musee de la Vie Romantique

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A pretty house from the early 19th Century houses a special collection. The garden and its cafe... read more

Reviewed September 20, 2018
Thomas V
Oakland, California
Charming? Yes. Interesting? Well...

This adorable hole-in-the-wall opens into a beautiful garden just south of what I consider... read more

Reviewed August 3, 2017
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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...more
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16 rue Chaptal, 75009 Paris, France
+33 1 55 31 95 67
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Reviewed November 12, 2018

This bourgeois home built in 1823 was built for Ary Scheffer. It remained in the family unil 1983 and the home became a Musée de Paris. George Sand, F.Chopin, Delacroix, Rossini etc came to visit and converse. The many rooms have different exhibits, I was...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Michparis
Reviewed November 11, 2018

House and atelier of painters, it was the place where artists met for evenings of music, poetry and paintings. It has a special connection to Frederic Chopin and George Sand, both emblematic of romanticism. It exudes sensibility and passion, with fascinating biographic details.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 20, 2018

A pretty house from the early 19th Century houses a special collection. The garden and its cafe are a special attraction. Come here after you've been to the famous museums.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Thomas V
Reviewed September 18, 2018 via mobile

Not worth the effort. The rooms were so poorly lit the artwork was difficult to see. Also, it was unbearably hot and smelly, not what we expected for a "renovation."

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank DanielaCalmspot_WI
Reviewed July 27, 2018 via mobile

Just a fascinating place to see. Very much worth a visit if you’re in the neighborhood along with the Musee de Montmartre. Small, so around two hours will do.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed November 3, 2017

Very close from Montmartres and the Moulin Rouge... The entrance is beautiful: you pay 8 € to visit this tiny house. You can learn about the french movement of "romantique". If you like the Georges Sand, go there.. and find out why.... There is a...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed October 9, 2017

This is a quirky little place at the bottom of Montmartre. You enter through a narrow tree-lined alley which opens into a courtyard and several buildings. We went to see the Pierre-Joseph Redouté exhibit. Beyond that, it is the former house of the artist Ary...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Deryck60
Reviewed September 10, 2017 via mobile

We found this place almost boring and over priced. There is no catering for English speaking guests and as such we completely wasted our money. Even the people at the entrance spoke no English.

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank Stephen_Angel
Reviewed August 28, 2017 via mobile

Very beautiful corner in the heart of Paris. It's a small garden with a very calm surrounding. Loved it!

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank yama r
Reviewed August 3, 2017 via mobile

This adorable hole-in-the-wall opens into a beautiful garden just south of what I consider Montmartre. The house is so lovely and charming. That said, I did not know what I was looking at I did not really care to find out. But it was a...More

Date of experience: May 2017
3  Thank emduggs12
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