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Musee de la Vie Romantique

16 rue Chaptal, 75009 Paris, France
+33 1 55 31 95 67
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Little museum near Montmartres ideal for a rest in the garden with a cup of coffee

Very close from Montmartres and the Moulin Rouge... The entrance is beautiful: you pay 8 € to visit... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2017
Isabelle R
Brussels, Belgium

This is a quirky little place at the bottom of Montmartre. You enter through a narrow tree-lined... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2017
Seattle, USA
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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 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).
  • Excellent29%
  • Very good49%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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16 rue Chaptal, 75009 Paris, France
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Reviewed 3 November 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

Thank Isabelle R
Reviewed 9 October 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

Thank Deryck60
Reviewed 10 September 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.

Thank Stephen_Angel
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

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

Thank yama r
Reviewed 3 August 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

Thank Emma D
Reviewed 26 July 2017

We took the metro from St Michel (Notre Dame) to Montmartre. A leisured afternoon wandering back through the arrondissements on foot (highly recommended) stopping at this oasis. Step into the house and you step back into the world of Ary Scheffer and Georges Sand. Luxuriate...More

Thank RifiSilver
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Really nice oasis off the beaten track. As museums go, the work is below par. But if you are staying nearby or are visiting the area, it's well worth a visit. Great secluded location with the work displayed well in a beautiful setting. There's a...More

1  Thank Steve D
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Located in Monmartre neighbourhood, this is a great place to start your day or stop for afternoon tea. A beautiful garden that offers simple snacks, and the museum is built around different rooms so you are going indoor and outdoors. They were offering art classes...More

Thank HidesKitchen
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

If you are planning your first, second, or maybe even third trip to Paris, this tiny city museum wouldn't make the cut. However, if you've been to Paris many times and already done all the major museums and seen the important monuments and parks, then...More

2  Thank Beverly954
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

It is a small museum. It was once the house of a famous painter and we still visit his studio. The house is full of art piece of the Parisian life during the XIXth century. The garden is just delicious. We can have a coffee...More

1  Thank BertrandBB
Opera / Bourse
The neighbourhood 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, theatres, and
cinemas sit side by side with French bistros
predominating in one area and Japanese restaurants in
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