Musée de la Vie Romantique

Photo : © Didier Messina
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When Dutch artist Ary Scheffer built this small villa in 1830, the area teemed with composers, writers and artists. Novelist George Sand was a guest at Scheffer's soirées, along with great names such as Chopin and Liszt. The museum is devoted to Sand, plus Scheffer’s paintings and other mementoes of the Romantic era. Newly renovated in 2013, the museum’s tree-lined courtyard café and greenhouse are the perfect summer secret garden.

Venue name: Musée de la Vie Romantique
Address: Hôtel Scheffer-Renan
16 rue Chaptal
9e
Paris

Opening hours: 10am-6pm Tue-Sun. Tearoom mid May-mid Oct 11.30am-5.30pm Tue-Sun
Price: free. Exhibitions €9; €3.30 reductions; free under-14s

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Anjna Soumal

The nice name tricked me into searching it out but this place was not interesting - it was a real let down I am sad to say