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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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Worth visiting if you are in the area

Really nice oasis off the beaten track. As museums go, the work is below par. But if you are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Steve D
via mobile
Hidden gem with a garden afternoon tea

Located in Monmartre neighbourhood, this is a great place to start your day or stop for afternoon... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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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 good51%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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16 rue Chaptal, 75009 Paris, France
Opera / Bourse
+33 1 55 31 95 67
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 4 weeks ago

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

1  Thank Beverly954
Reviewed 1 June 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
Reviewed 23 May 2017

During our recent stay in Paris, my partner and I went to see the exhibition " Le Pouvoir des Fleurs" at the Musée de la Vie Romantique and we were left fascinated! The Musée De la Vie Romantique is situated in a quiet street at...More

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1  Thank Pepe P
Reviewed 16 April 2017 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...More

1  Thank jennifeeri
Reviewed 4 April 2017

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.

1  Thank Thomas V
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...More

1  Thank RROesch
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...More

Thank msdAmerInParis
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.

Thank Jamie R
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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