Romantic Paris, 1815-1848 exhibition at the Petit Palais and the Museum of Romantic Life, 22nd May – 15th September 2019
It’s not often that a Paris exhibition happens in two places at the same time!
For Paris Romantique, 1815-1848, the Petit Palais and the Musée de la Vie Romantique have worked together to explore the subject, with more than 600 pieces to see at the Petit Palais and a special focus on the literary salons of the era (including the one organised by Juliette Récamier, the inspiration behind the Hotel & Spa La Belle Juliette) at the Musée de la Vie Romantique.
At the Musée de la Vie Romantique, there are over a hundred exhibits to see: paintings, drawings, sculptures, costumes and written documents.
You’ll be plunged into the cultural world of the late 19th century, meet the ‘stars’ of the era such as Balzac and Victor Hugo and learn that artists were far from solitary at the time, and often met to exchange ideas, contributing to making a very creative environment.
At the Petit Palais, 600 exhibits await you 😳 – sculptures, costumes, paintings and furniture – in an immersive presentation that takes place during a typical artistic / romantic day, taking you to the Tuileries, Palais-Royal, the Nouvelle-Athènes and the Grands Boulevards.
The two exhibitions are offering a special reduced rate so you can see both of them (16€ / 14€). There’s even a special guided visit of the two exhibitions on the same day (entry ticket + 14€)!
The Petit Palais also has on offer a number of conferences, film showings, concerts (some taking place in the museum’s galleries themselves), and a catalogue of the exhibition has just been published (512 pages, 430 illustrations, 50€ here at amazon.fr).