Musée de la vie romantique - Hôtel Scheffer-Renan Member

16 rue Chaptal - 75009 Paris

Montmartre - La Chapelle - 9e Arrondissement


The Musée de la Vie Romantique is located in the house of the painter Ary Scheffer, built in 1830. Situated in Pigalle, in La Nouvelle Athènes, the museum recreates a harmonious historical setting evoking the romantic period. The ground floor is devoted to George Sand: portraits, furniture, and jewellery from the 18th and 19th centuries. On the first floor, Ary Scheffer's paintings are surrounded by contemporary works. Two annual temporary exhibitions are organized as well as concerts, readings and activities for children. In the museum's garden, the seasonal tearoom, a real haven of peace open from March to October, is a great place for a tasty snack.


  • Littérature
  • Peinture
  • Sculpture

Services and facilities of the establishment

  • Restaurant
  • Visitor tools

Visitor tools

Audio guides are available in three languages (French, English and Spanish): €5


The tearoom, Un thé dans le Jardin, is open in the greenhouse from 10am to 6pm Tuesday to Sunday, from March to October.

Entrance fees and modalities

Independent tour

Permanent collections : free
Temporary exhibitions:
Full price : €8
Reduced price : €6

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

Guided tour

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

Group tour

Booking necessary on +33 (0)1 55 31 95 67 from Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5.30pm.


Permanent collections are free for all. For temporary exhibitions: see

Free for young people and children

Under 18s

Closing times


Exceptional closure

The museum is completely closed for accessibility works. It is planned to reopen in Spring 2018.

Opening times

Tuesday to Sunday 10am-6pm.

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Musée de la vie romantique - Hôtel Scheffer-Renan

16 rue Chaptal
75009 Paris
Tel.. +33 (0) 1 55 31 95 67

  • Subway - Pigalle
  • Bus - 67, 68, 74, 30

Offer adapted to disabled visitors

  • Hearing Hearing
  • Mental Mental
  • Visual Visual

Access facilities

  • Adapted activities and visits
  • Loan of wheelchairs
  • Free admission for disabled visitors on presentation of proof
  • Free admission for the accompanying person

Accessibility information

The garden and the workshops are accessible. The central pavilion is not accessible.
For visitors with sight impairments: touch tours with a talk.
For visitors with mental disabilities: tours and stories based on the collections and the exhibitions.

More details on accessibility

Museum in the same district: Montmartre - La Chapelle

Museum in the same arrondissement: 9th arrondissement

Museum in Paris and in the Paris Region: Museum

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