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Located in the Romantic district called "New Athens", this town-house with its paved courtyard, central garden and two artists studios has kept its 19th century charm. Its first owner, the painter Ary Scheffer entertained the artistic intelligentsia...more
This bourgeois home built in 1823 was built for Ary Scheffer. It remained in the family unil 1983 and the home became a Musée de Paris.
George Sand, F.Chopin, Delacroix, Rossini etc came to visit and converse. The many rooms have different exhibits, I was...More
House and atelier of painters, it was the place where artists met for evenings of music, poetry and paintings. It has a special connection to Frederic Chopin and George Sand, both emblematic of romanticism. It exudes sensibility and passion, with fascinating biographic details.
Very close from Montmartres and the Moulin Rouge... The entrance is beautiful: you pay 8 € to visit this tiny house. You can learn about the french movement of "romantique". If you like the Georges Sand, go there.. and find out why....
There is a...More
This is a quirky little place at the bottom of Montmartre. You enter through a narrow tree-lined alley which opens into a courtyard and several buildings. We went to see the Pierre-Joseph Redouté exhibit. Beyond that, it is the former house of the artist Ary...More
This adorable hole-in-the-wall opens into a beautiful garden just south of what I consider Montmartre. The house is so lovely and charming. That said, I did not know what I was looking at I did not really care to find out. But it was a...More
The neighbourhood around Opéra and Bourse is a belle époque paradise of grand boulevards, refined arcades, and mass-market art-nouveau entertainment. Here, modern day workers continue to take advantage of the legacy that nobility and finance left in the 19th century. Brightly-lit brasseries, theatres, and cinemas sit side by side with French bistros predominating in one area and Japanese restaurants in
another. The area is most famous for the Palais Garnier opera house and glamorous department stores.