The Museum of Romantic Life;
in the footsteps of the great romantic artists
In the heart of the Nouvelle Athènes quarter stands a house built in the 1830s. This is the former home of Ary Scheffer, a renowned portrait painter who welcomed artistic Paris here in the first half of the 19th century. By entering these walls, you will feel the presence of Delacroix, who was a neighbour, of Liszt and Chopin, of Turgenev, Dickens and Rossini. Later, it was the daughter of Ernest Renan, grand-niece of Scheffer, and the artist’s daughter who received the culturally aware society of the Belle Epoque.