Musée de la Vie romantique | Exhibition

Storms and Shipwrecks: Turner, Géricault and Isabey (postponed)

from 18 November 2020 to 14 March 2021

Hôtel Scheffer-Renan - 16 rue Chaptal - 75009 Paris

Montmartre - La Chapelle - 9e Arrondissement

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Gericault, Turner, Crépin, Vernet and Isabey are amongst the most notable exponents of maritime painting. The Musée de la Vie romantique devotes an exhibition to seascapes focussing on storms and shipwrecks that were captured on canvas by great masters of the Romantic period. The paintings (including large-scale ones), as well as drawings, some by Victor Hugo reflect the power of the unchained elements of nature.


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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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