Musée de la Vie romantique

Hôtel Scheffer-Renan - 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 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.


  • Littérature
  • Peinture
  • Sculpture
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Services and facilities of the establishment

  • Restaurant
  • Visitor tools

Visitor tools

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.

Entrance fees and modalities

Independent tour

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

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. and bookings on


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

Free for young people and children

Under 18s

Closing times


Opening times

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

Exceptional opening

  • Easter
  • Ascension Day
  • 8 May
  • Whitsuntide
  • 14 July
  • 15 August
  • 1 November
  • 11 November

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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 - 30, 54, 68, 74

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

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'

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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