Musée de la Vie Romantique
A bustling Romantic salon at the foot of Montmartre, former home and studio of Ary Scheffer (1795–1858).
- Gift shop
- Temporary exhibitions
Located in the historic neighbourhood of 'Nouvelle Athens', this 1830s-built hôtel particulier quickly became a literary and cultural salon during the tenure of the Dutch-born Romantic painter Ary Scheffer and his daughter. Visitors to their Friday evening gatherings included Eugène Delacroix (1798-1863), Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (1780-1867) and Franz Liszt (1811-1886) but also George Sand (1805-1876), whose life is explored in a series of displays in the museum today.
The house first opened as a museum in 1982 but was extensively refurbished before reopening as the Musée de la Vie Romantique in 1987. Today it displays its extensive Romantic interiors, works by Ary Scheffer and his contemporaries, and material relating to their lives and work, and those of Sand and the scholar and philologist Ernest Renan (1823-1892). There is also a a rolling programme of temporary exhibitions.