Musee de la Vie Romantique, Paris

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Devoted to the artists, writers, and composers of the Romantic period, Musee de la Vie Romantique was the Paris base of Dutch-born painter Ary Scheffer (1795–1858). For decades, Scheffer and his daughter hosted Friday evening salons, attracting the likes of George Sand, Frederic Chopin, Eugène Delacroix, Franz Liszt, Gioacchino Rossini, and singer Pauline Viardot. Later in the century, Charles Dickens, Ivan Turgueniev, and Charles Gounod attended regularly. The museum displays numerous mementos of these luminaries, as well as Romantic-era paintings, sculptures, and objets d'art. Plan to visit Musee de la Vie Romantique during your Paris vacation using our convenient Paris trip builder tool.
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  • The 9e is a great happening area of Paris and la Musée de la Vie Romantique had long been on my list but it was a bit underwhelming. The house belonged to a Dutch artist who was tutor of art to...  more »
  • Tucked into the base of Montmartre, a little bit hidden as you have to walk down a small lane way, opening up to a beautiful courtyard, the displays were very pleasing to the eyes, we enjoyed just...  more »
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  • This place os romantic as it gets! It really feels like you’re walking into a secret garden. There’s a beautiful home/museum with paintings inside, and outside is transformed into a cafe area where you can sip your coffee and eat some baked goodies. There’s also inside seating too, but it gets warm really quick. The cafe doubles up as a green house that’s inside the cafe, hence the warm temperature. This is a great place for a small break and take pics
  • Not wheelchair accessible but definitely romantic! The garden cafe was gorgeous and a wonderful location to relax. Its an uphill walk from the metro but manageable. Staff were polite and helpful

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