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Museum of romantic life: photos, description (Musee de la Vie Romantique)

Museum of romantic life near Montmartre, the arch of the gate house No. 16 down the street Chaptal. If you look at it, you can see the magnificent garden, and at the end of a long Avenue - like a box mansion.

Here in 1830 was settled by the Dutch artist Ari Schaeffer, representative of the romantic movement in art. At one time he taught drawing to the children of the Duke of Orleans, who, becoming king Louis-Philippe, invited him to the court. Thus, Schaeffer had numerous connections, his mansion quickly became one of the famous high society salons of Paris.

In this house he regularly visited the famous novelist George sand and composers Chopin and Liszt, the poet Lamartine, artists Delacroix, Ingres, géricault. Visited the salon Schaeffer writers Charles Dickens, Ivan Turgenev, composer Gioachino Rossini.

Son-in-law of Schaeffer became famous Bible student, historian and philosopher Ernest Renan, his work, "the Life of Jesus Christ" made a lasting impression on European society. Here, on the street Chaptal, was the Cabinet Renan. Contradictory personality of the scientist, his fearlessness and vivid publicity added to the interior appeal.

Now the Museum of romantic life is one of three literary museums of Paris (along with exhibits devoted to Balzac and Victor Hugo). The entire first floor is dedicated to the writer George sand, which never lived here, but often spent time. In the early twentieth century the granddaughter of the writer Aurora Lot-sand gave the Museum a collection of his famous grandmother. One of the rooms reproduces the salon of George sand in the estate of Noan. Here you can see the authentic pen and ink writer, a medallion with a lock of her hair, portraits of sand and her family. There are also a cast of the hand of Chopin made during the life of the great composer.

On the second floor you can see the interiors, tells the story of the court painter of the XIX century. The portraits on the walls and easels depict mostly the beautiful ladies of that era - for example, the great Pauline Viardot, who was in love Ivan Turgenev. The room is decorated with beautiful trinkets, fine furnishings.

Museum of romantic life was created by the descendants of Schaeffer and long remained private. In 1983 it became a state. The entrance is free.