Romance at the Musée de la Vie Romantique
The Musée de la Vie Romantique is romantic in every sense. The museum, which is dedicated to the romantic movement in the arts, is housed in the former townhouse of Ary Scheffer where he entertained the likes of Delacroix, Rossini, Chopin, Gounod, and even Dickens. The ground floor is dedicated to the art of George Sand (another frequent visitor to the townhouse), and the first floor features Scheffer himself. In the back, the garden is the perfect setting for a romantic afternoon among the flowers and trees. The greenhouse-turned-teahouse serves coffee, tea, quiche, and sandwiches, hidden away from the bustle of the surrounding city.
By Maggie Fuller, AFAR Staff
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16 Rue Chaptal, 75009 Paris, France