Musée de la Vie romantique | Exhibition

Hearts. Romanticism in contemporary art

from 14 February 2020 to 13 September 2020

Hôtel Scheffer-Renan - 16 rue Chaptal - 75009 Paris

Montmartre - La Chapelle - 9e Arrondissement


From 14 February, Valentine's Day, until 13 September 2020, the ‘museum of romantic life’ celebrates the heart and the ways in which it is presented in contemporary art. Some twenty or so artists including Niki de Saint Phalle, Pierre et Gilles, Sophie Calle and Annette Messager address the theme in their works, in resonance with the museum's 19th century collections. This creativity offers new visions of love and illustrates the influence of Romanticism on the artists of today


All public

Prices and times

From 10am to 6pm. Closed on Monday

4€ - 6€

Musée de la Vie romantique

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 tearoom Rose Bakery, a real haven of peace, is a great place for a tasty snack.

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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, 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

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