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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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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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 1 week ago
Prince George, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 1 week ago

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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2016

Our Paris Pass listed this as a free entry museum with the pass, but I believe it is free entry without the pass as well. We were staying in the 9th Arr, and it was an easy walk to the museum. This shouldn't replace some of the higher profile museums, but it was interesting to learn more about George Sands... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2016

The Musée de la Vie Romantique is located in the house of the painter Ary Scheffer, built in 1830. Situated in Pigalle, in La Nouvelle Athènes, the museum recreates a harmonious historical setting evoking the romantic period. The ground floor is devoted to George Sand: portraits, furniture, and jewellery from the 18th and 19th centuries. On the first floor, Ary... More 

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