Musée de la Vie romantique

Hôtel Scheffer-Renan - 16 rue Chaptal - 75009 Paris Montmartre - La Chapelle
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Built in 1830, the former house of painter Ary Scheffer has been converted into a museum devoted to the Romantic Movement. The most talented men and women of the period in painting, literature and music are presented
The Musée de la Vie Romantique is located in the house of the painter Ary Scheffer, built in 1830. Situated in Pigalle, in the Nouvelle Athènes district, the museum recreates a harmonious historical setting evoking the romantic period. The ground floor is devoted to George Sand and includes portraits, furniture, and jewellery from the 18th and 19th centuries. On the first floor, contemporary works are exhibited around the paintings of Ary Scheffer. An exhibition, and concerts, readings and activities for children are programmed. In the garden of the museum, the tearoom Rose Bakery is a delightfully tranquil spot and serves delicious snacks.


Under 18s


Permanent collections are free for all. For temporary exhibitions, more information on


Tel: +33 (0)1 53 31 95 67. Fax: +33 (0)1 48 74 28 42


Permanent collections: free. Temporary exhibitions: entry fee. The Paris Musées card gives holders unlimited access without queueing to all of the temporary exhibitions of City of Paris museums for a year. Prices: €40 (individual card); €60 (duo card); €20 (under 26s). More information on


Booking necessary on +33 (0)1 55 31 95 67 from Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5.30pm. and bookings on [email protected]


Tuesday to Sunday, 10am-6pm. Closed certain public holidays. See the website.

  • Ascension Day
  • 15 August
  • 14 July
  • 8 May
  • 11 November


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There is currently no audio guide available at the museum. The museum's free digital app will soon be available to discover the different ways of exploring the collections.


The tearoom 'Rose Bakery' is open every day from 10am to 5.30pm except Monday.


Offer adapted to disabled people
Hearing impairment

Physical disability:
- Paved path and courtyard
- Temporary exhibition rooms on the ground floor are accessible
- For areas inaccessible to wheelchair users (numerous steps), a free digital tool is available to explore the site virtually
Visual impairment:
- Visit guide in braille at the welcome desk
- Large print guides are available for people with visual impairments at the museum reception.
- Audio description itinerary available on the museum's free digital application. It does not include a guide.
- Tactile visits with commentary on request
Hearing impairment:
- Videoguides with transcripts in French Sign Language for permanent exhibitions
- Tours and workshops about collections and exhibitions in French Sign Language run by deaf tour guides and artists
- Museum staff trained in French Sign Language
- French Sign Language and lip-reading tours available if requested in advance only
Mental disability:
- 'Practical information and introduction to the visit' guide in easy-to-read and -understand French available at the welcome desk or to be downloaded on the museum website under 'Your visit/Practical Information'

Adapted activities and workshops

Paris for people with disabilities

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Hôtel Scheffer-Renan - 16 rue Chaptal
75009 Paris
Public transportation
74Pigalle - Chaptal