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Musee de la Vie Romantique

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Address: 16 rue Chaptal, 75009 Paris, France
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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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Gorgeous Mansion

This is a very pretty mansion with a lovely garden in front where you can sit and enjoy a beverage. The collection is enjoyable. We had a nice afternoon here.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Thomas V
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Oakland, California
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Turku, Finland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful surroundings and relaxing garden hidden in a courtyard near Montmartre. The museum is located in an interesting house, but I found the gardens and the cafe the best parts of this visit. Even on a rainy afternoon the sun umbrellas and trees provide a romantic shade along with tasty pastries and drinks. A place to spend an afternoon on... More 

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Oakland, California
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very pretty mansion with a lovely garden in front where you can sit and enjoy a beverage. The collection is enjoyable. We had a nice afternoon here.

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Lucerne, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

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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Reviewed 22 January 2017

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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Toronto
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 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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Reviewed 7 January 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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Reviewed 16 October 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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Reviewed 23 August 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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Reviewed 1 August 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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Reviewed 20 July 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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