Musée de la Vie Romantique

Musée de la Vie Romantique

Musee de la Vie Romantique.jpg

The Musée de la Vie Romantique is situated in an area called La Nouvelle Athènes (the New Athens) in the 9th Arrondissement of Paris. It isn’t very far from Montmartre where I’ll be staying in January 2015.

The museum’s purpose is to showcase the arts and literature of the first half of the 19th century, so it is full of the art, furniture and objets d’art of the period.

Built in 1830 by Ary Scheffer, an artist, who held salons (with his daughter) for some of the most famous artists, musicians and writers of the day – like Chopin, George Sand, Delacroix, de Lamartine, Rossini and Liszt.

Photograph by Myrabella, sourced from Wikimedia Commons, with thanks

Address

Hôtel Scheffer-Renan
16 rue Chaptal, 75009 Paris

Opening Hours

Every day except Mondays and public holidays, from 10 am until 6 pm.

Admission

Free for the permanent collections; charges for temporary exhibitions.

Interior of the Musee de la Romantique

Photograph by Parizpropokrocile, sourced from Wikimedia Commons, with thanks

Getting Here

Métro : Saint-Georges (line 12),  Pigalle, Blanche, (line 2), Liège (line 13)
Bus : Lines 67, 68, 74, 30

Musee de la Vie Romantique in Spring.jpg

Photograph by ParisSharing, sourced from Wikimedia Commons, with thanks

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