Musée de la vie romantique, Paris 2014

Musée de la Vie romantique

Within a bucolic setting, the soul of the 19th-century artistic movement has been restored for your enjoyment, here in the former Parisian salon of the artist Ary Scheffer.
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Description

In 1830, the Dutch painter, Ary Scheffer, a renowned portrait artist and figure of the Romantic period, settled at the foot of Montmartre in this two-story residence, today a museum.

The life of the artist

Scheffer built twin glasshouses as a studio and salon opposite the main house, and would receive Paris’ cultural elite there. One of his neighbours, a certain Delacroix, used to invite himself over. His dear friend, George Sand, came by with Chopin. They crossed paths with Liszt, Rossini, and Dickens… The residence, a relic of artist homes of the Romantic period, remained in Ary Scheffer’s family until its transformation into a museum in 1983. The first floor is devoted to the painter’s artwork, to his descendant, the writer, Ernest Renan, and to a gallery of portraits of women.

George Sand, the icon of Romanticism

But the real star is George Sand, the icon of French Romanticism. The ground floor of the house is dedicated to her. In the “jewellery room” you’ll find 170 objects, including Marshal Saxe’s snuff box and a ruby the author loved, and in the “little blue parlour,” the watercolour paintings she made at the end of her life are on display. The grand finale is the portrait of the writer, by August Charpentier.

Make sure to make a stop at the tearoom, weather permitting. Sit beneath blooming wisteria, and enjoy a pastry on the garden terrace in the shade of the trees.

Don’t miss the Raconter le Coeur (Speaking From The Heart) exhibition : be ready to explore love in the 19th century.

Community facilities

Access and contact

Hôtel Renan-Scheffer
16 rue Chaptal
75009 Paris 9ème

Bus : 67, 68, 74 Métro : Ligne 2 - Blanche Line 2 and 12 - Pigalle Line 12 - Saint-Georges Line 13 - Liège

Days and opening hours

Every day throughout the year between 10 am and 6 pm. Closed on Monday.

Prices

  • Free

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Spoken languages

  • French
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Extérieur
  • access to the establishment: graspable outside call button
  • floor-level pathways
  • pathways that change levels are offset by a sloping surface
Parking
  • adapted access control to the car park
  • reserved and adapted parking space located close to the entrance of the site
  • parking spaces laid out and connected to the road or building by an accessible pathway
Accueil
  • reception desk easily identifiable and accessible
  • free admission for one accompanying person
  • free admission on presentation of proof of entitlement
  • the accessible entrance is the main entrance
  • the accessible entrance is the secondary entrance (indicated)
  • staff informed or trained
  • specific tariff policy
  • revolving entrance door
  • automatic entrance door
  • manual entrance door
Information
  • accessible information plates
  • all documentation graspable
  • performance room with a reserved space
Vestiaire
  • accessible cloakroom
Équipements
  • multimedia content access system
  • spaces equipped with reserved spaces and adapted to people in wheelchairs
  • floor-level establishment
  • wheelchair loan
  • seated area available
  • seated areas available (if possible several spread out across the entire site)
Sanitaires
  • présence d’un lave main dans les sanitaires adaptés
  • accessible communal toilets
  • toilets: transfer direction onto the toilet seat to the right
  • toilets: transfer direction onto the toilet seat to the left
Escalier
  • Communal staircase adapted for secure movement
Ascenseur
  • adapted elevator
  • elevator
Parking
  • visual intercom
  • adapted access control to the car park
Accueil
  • acceo: instant speech transcription and visio-interpretation in French sign language (LSF)
  • reception/information desk equipped with a hearing assistance system with a magnetic loop
  • reservation/contact via SMS and/or email
  • reservation possible by webcam
Information
  • staff trained in French sign language (LSF)
Signalétique
  • uniform signage to help people find their way around
  • text/image signage
Équipements
  • performance or tour assistance aids
  • visual alarm with flashing light in isolated spaces
  • intercom equipped with a hearing assistance system with a magnetic loop
  • audiovisuals are in French sign language (LSF)
  • subtitled audiovisuals
  • visioguide with overlay in French sign language (LSF)
  • subtitled visioguide
Ascenseur
  • adapted elevator
Visite
  • audioguides equipped with a volume control device
  • audioguides equipped with induction loops
  • independent visit possible
  • guided tour in French sign language (LSF)
  • guided tour in international sign language (ISL)
  • guided tours with lip reading
  • guided tours with an amplifying device
  • guided tours with a magnetic loop device
Extérieur
  • exterior pathways identifiable by touch
  • exterior pathways visually identifiable
  • exterior lighting control system in communal areas
Accueil
  • interior pathways identifiable by touch
  • interior pathways visually identifiable
Équipements
  • audioguide with description elements
  • audioguide with guidance elements
  • Braille documentation
  • documentation in enlarged characters
  • swell paper documentation
  • floor-level establishment
  • offset or no obstacles at face height
  • navigation assistance tool (e.g. map/model - in relief/large characters/contrasting colours)
  • possibility to control the lighting
  • magnifying glass loan
  • glass surfaces identifiable via contrasted elements in relation to the immediate surroundings
  • audiodescription system
Ascenseur
  • elevator with audio announcements for each floor
  • elevator with identifiable call buttons
Visite
  • Legible information plates
  • specific accessible information plates
  • tactile tour
Extérieur
  • the dangers identified have been addressed
Information
  • brochures/documentations classified by topic
  • simplified adapted documentation (illustration through images, photos, drawings)
Signalétique
  • adapted signage
Visite
  • adapted activities
  • educational workshops
  • adapted room cards
  • specific tours
Extérieur
  • floor-level pathways
  • Pathways that change levels are offset by a sloping surface
Accueil
  • pets accepted on site and during guided tours
  • reception desk easily identifiable and accessible
  • reception/information desk equipped with a sound amplification system
  • free admission for persons aged over 60
Information
  • Offer adapted to seniors
Vestiaire
  • cloakroom
Équipements
  • documentation in enlarged characters
  • floor-level establishment
  • wheelchair loan
  • magnifying glass loan
  • cane wheelchair loan
  • seated areas available (if possible several spread out across the entire site)
Sanitaires
  • horizontal support rail
  • diagonal support rail to enable the seated person to raise themselves up easily
Escalier
  • communal staircase adapted for secure movement
  • private staircase adapted for secure movement
Ascenseur
  • stairs compensated for by a lift or an elevator
Visite
  • audioguides equipped with a volume control device
  • audioguides equipped with induction loops
  • Legible information plates
  • Specific accessible information plates (large characters)

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