Named the Nouvelle Athènes district, set in the 9th district, the New Athens saw an amazing and artistic cultural life in the 19th century.
Numerous writers, musicians, painters and intellectuals chose to settle down into this new and elegant area, where the taste for Ancient Greek art and architecture developed.
The charming 'musée de la vie Romantique', a former private mansion inhabited by the painter Ary Scheffer, keeps souvenirs from Georges Sand; it is a lovely foyer of the Romantic movement which flourished in the early 19th century and where Chopin and Delacroix attended the literary salons held there. Come and discover with our guide Catherine this charming 1830 “hôtel particulier” and the Nouvelle Athenes district.
About the instructor: Holding a PhD in British and American Studies from the Sorbonne, Catherine Estivalezes has been involved for many years in a foundation for promoting contemporary art, before getting back to her Art History studies.
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