A memorable visit to the Museum of Romantic Life
Published on 11 December 2018 in Exhibitions & Museums
Just a ten-minute walk from Hotel Les Plumes, the Museum of Romantic Life boasts décor that is unchanged since it opened in the mid-nineteenth century. And, now that the beautiful weather has arrived, the museum's tea room takes over the garden to offer you a moment of indulgence in the heart of Paris.
The Museum of Romantic Life: a unique place
Paris reinvented itself during the 19th century and planners and entrepreneurs were able to create La Nouvelle Athènes, a district dedicated to the arts and literature. It was in this hotbed of creativity that Ary Scheffer developed this unique and exciting place. Perfectly preserved ever since, the site includes a mansion, a greenhouse, a workshop, and a splendid garden. It maintains the memories of those who were the soul of city life during the end of the 19th century and the start of the 20th: Georges Sand, Chopin, Liszt, Dickens, Rossini, Gounod, Turgenev, and Ernest Renan.
The Museum of Romantic Life: an atmosphere to savour
The Museum's collections of paintings, sculptures, engravings, graphic arts, and archived materials will thrill lovers of the golden age of French literature. And, everyone is sure to enjoy one of the creations offered by the Rose Bakery, thetea room that opened on 22nd June. Sample delicious pies and pastries with a fragrant cup of tea in the open air among the roses and syringa or by the renovated greenhouse. A gourmet moment to savour during your visit to the Museum of Romantic Life!
Plan a satisfying Parisian break dedicated to the arts and literature. Reserve your room at the Hotel Les Plumes where every detail evokes a great writer. Then, treat yourself to tea at the Museum of Romantic Life tea room just a few streets from here.
Photo credit : - (c) D. Messina