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

Audioguides available in 3 languages (French, English, Spanish): €5 Videoguides available in 4 languages (French Sign Language, French, English, Spanish): €5


The tearoom, Un thé dans le Jardin, is open in the greenhouse during museum opening hours.

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.


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

Free for young people and children

Under 18s

Closing times


Opening times

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

Voir la carte

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, 67, 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
- Tactile visits with commentary on request
- Audioguides in French, English and Spanish (adjustable volume) available for €5, do not include guidance around the museum

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'
- Story visits of collections and exhibitions on request

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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