It is very small but what a charm! This is what it feels like to visit the musée de la vie Romantique (Museum of Romantic Life), located in the New Athens district of Paris.
This museum was born thanks to a painter of Dutch origin, Ary Scheffer (1795-1858). In July 1830 he moved to the fashionable district of New Athens. Paris was at this time in full demographic explosion, it is necessary to build urgently. On the first foothills of the Butte Montmartre, orchards and market gardens do not resist the appetite of speculators for long. From 1920, they gave way to housing estates where renowned architects created beautiful homes, artist studios …
A haunt of artists
The home of Ary Scheffer became for 38 years the meeting place of artistic and intellectual All-Paris. Delacroix comes as a neighbor, Chopin comes to play on the piano. The museum now recreates a harmonious historical setting evoking the Romantic era. It particularly immerses us in the world of George Sand (portraits, furniture, jewelry, etc.) and the painter Ary Scheffer. In the museum garden, the Rose Bakery tea room, a true haven of peace, allows you to take a gourmet break during this travel in the past.
16 rue Chaptal 75009 Paris