Located a 20-minute walk from the Hotel Volney Opéra, the Musée de la Vie Romantique (Museum of Romantic Life) is a haven of tranquillity. Situated in the heart of the Nouvelle Athènes district, which provided a haven for artists and intellectuals from the mid-19th century until the mid-20th century, it traces the artistic trends of the time through paintings, drawings, sculptures and archives. As the summer draws to a close, experience this charming museum’s special ambiance…
An exceptional place and superb collections
The Musée de la Vie Romantique is intimately linked to the Dutch-French romantic painter Ary Scheffer. In 1830, he settled in this rapidly expanding district and created the glass-roofed studios which today serve as an exhibition space. Welcomed within its walls were prominent personalities such as Liszt, Chopin, Rossini, Dickens, Delacroix and more. Scheffer’s descendants maintained this tradition until the 1960s. In the museum, you can admire paintings by Scheffer and many of his contemporaries. From portraits of George Sand and Victor Hugo to mythological scenes, sculptures, and a cast of Chopin’s hand, the richness and diversity of the collections are astonishing.
An extra attraction for late summer
Until September 4th, you can also discover the temporary exhibition entitled Romantic Heroines. Thanks to a selection of around a hundred works, the visitor is introduced to perceptions of female heroism, often tragic, through art, literature and theatre. Don't forget to conclude your visit with a relaxing tea-time break in the museum's gardens. In this peaceful and green setting, you can relish the savoury and sweet creations of Rose Bakery.
The Musée de la Vie Romantique plunges you into a rich and creative period in the history of 19th and early 20th century art. Take advantage of the exceptional setting of this museum and treat yourself to a timeless experience.
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Hotel Volney Opéra, a 3-star hotel in the heart of Opéra district