Cradle of Romance: Paris Museum of Romantic Life In-App Audio Tour

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Audio tour
Audio tour in English
Route length: 300m
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Duration 45m
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After purchase, you will receive the link to download the app to take this tour
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With the in-app audio guide, you decide when to start, pause, and finish your tour
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  • You'll receive a self-guided audio tour right after booking
  • Explore the most romantic museum of Paris with your own in-app audio tour
  • Feel like an artist in the 1800s and discover the art of the Romantic Period
  • Experience the charm of a private home with its gardens, in the center of Paris
  • Immerse yourself in the atmosphere of Paris romance
  • Hear the stories of great artists and writers
Take this in-app audio tour to explore a must-see museum for all the Romantic souls of the world! This tiny museum, unique in Paris if not the world, is a microcosm of the Romantic movement that swept Europe in the early 1800s. Inspired by a love of nature and an emerging sense of individuality, writers such as Byron, Shelley, Walter Scott & Goethe began writing Romantic novels that, in turn, inspired numerous artists. Painters, sculptors, composers, and singers began creating a new form of art, one that showed human emotions and sensitivity. The Museum of Romantic Life is situated in a private mansion built in 1830 for one of these artists, a Dutch painter named Ary Scheffer. His circle of friends included Chopin, Lizst, Rossini, George Sand, Dickens, Turgenev, and Delacroix, to name a few. These artists gathered in Scheffer's mansion to exchange ideas, share their work and relax. The museum displays Sheffer's work – his paintings, sculptures, and other objects. Two leading figures of the day are highlighted – George Sand, the author; and Ernest Renan, related to Scheffer by marriage. The entire ground floor serves as a homage to Sand, the most popular author of her day in both France and England. A pioneer in women's rights and defender of the working class, she broke ground as a writer and figurehead of the Romantic movement. Note! This tour is not affiliated with the Museum of Romantic Life but is provided by an independent creator.

What's included

  • Self-guided audio tour for your smartphone on the WeGoTrip app
  • Detailed route with step-by-step navigation through museum halls
  • Recommendations for your further exploration of the area
  • Access to the permanent collections is free
  • Earphones and smartphone are not included – bring your own
  • Coverage of temporary exhibits
  • In-person tour guide

Places you will visit

Musée de la Vie romantique
Rue Chaptal, 16

Attractions on the route

Download the app and the digital audio tour on your smartphone before the visit. You will find recommendations on how to get to the staring point in the first step of the tour. If you have any questions or need any assistance, please email us at
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Meet the host, Ellen
On WeGoTrip since 2019
I am a friendly Franco-American tour guide with a passion for the history, art & architecture of Paris. As Victor Hugo wrote, "a breath of Paris preserves the soul". I share my passion with visitors from around the world through my guided...

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