The Musée de la Vie romantique (The Museum of Romantic Life, or Museum of the Romantics) stands at the foot of Montmartre hill in the 18th arrondissement. The museum displays on the first floor numerous mementos of notorious George Sand, including family portraits, household possessions, her jewelry and memorabilia among which plaster casts of the writer's right arm and Chopin's left hand, plus a number of her own unique and rare watercolors called "dendrites". On the second floor, one can also admire a number of romantic paintings, sculptures and objects of art. Paintings by Ary Scheffer include portraits of Pauline Viardot, Queen Marie-Amélie, Princesse de Joinville, Marie d'Orléans, as well as Faust and Marguerite, Effie and Jeanie Deans after The Heart of Midlothian by Walter Scott. Works by his contemporaries include François Bouchot (Maria Malibran), Louis Hersent, Charles Durupt, François Debon, Théophile Bra, David d'Angers, François-Désiré Froment-Meurice, Redouté... It also holds several portraits and material linked to the famous scholar and writer Ernest Renan who had married Ary Scheffer's niece.
Paris’s Belle Epoque is still alive and kicking at this famous fine dining establishment. The s... Read more