The restoration villa that houses the Musée de la Vie Romantique once belonged to Dutch Romantic painter Ary Scheffer, who used the property as both studio and soirée venue; fellow painter Eugène Delacroix, composer Franz Liszt and novelist George Sand were among his intellectual congregation in the mid-1800s. Today, the museum is dedicated to showcasing Scheffer’s estate and memorabilia associated with his cohort; a glass case stuffed with Sand’s jewellery, and a plaster cast of the arm of Chopin (Sand’s lover) are among the more eclectic souvenirs of the Romantic period. With the property’s function as a literary salon long behind it, the villa now functions as a tea salon: In the shaded, rose-filled garden visitors can rest tired feet on green lawn chairs that match the building’s shutters. Musée de la Vie Romantique 16 Rue Chaptal 75009 Paris France TwitterFacebookPinterest Related Stories Arts & Culture Issue 19 Going Incognito We all secretly wonder what mischief we’d make if invisible: When our identity is hidden, everything seems possible. Arts & Culture Issue 19 The Best Policy Sometimes we talk to each other without feeling heard. Honesty—a most intimate interaction—can be just as thrilling as its more devious inverse. Arts & Culture Issue 19 A Sense of Suspense With unhinged imaginations and mountains of cliff-hangers, the filmmakers behind the sci-fi podcast Limetown have all the makings of a scary story. Arts & Culture Issue 19 Like Clockwork In this new column about time, we learn how slipping off our watches makes us feel like deadline-damning renegades. Fashion Issue 19 Camille Tanoh Camille Tanoh found his niche working for Pierre Hardy and Paul Smith. Now he’s blazing a path for the next generation of French designers. Design Issue 19 David Rager David Rager, co-founder of design firm Weekends, shares his tale of LA and Paris and how he makes time for life’s little distractions.