Musée de la Vie Romantique

Museum in Montmartre & Northern Paris

Framed by green shutters, this mansion where George Sand (Amantine Lucile Aurore Dupin) and painter Ary Scheffer once lived sits in a cobbled courtyard at the end of a tree-shaded alley. The objects exhibited create a wonderful flashback to Romantic-era Paris when Chopin (Sand's lover), Delacroix et al attended salons here. Admission is free except when there's a temporary exhibition. End your visit with tea and cake in the museum's cafe, open spring to autumn, in the enchanting garden.