After the success of Paris 1900; the City of Entertainment, the Petit Palais welcomes the exhibition Romantic Paris until September 15th, 2019. Taking the form of a tour through the capital at the time of the Romantic era, it shows the profound impact that the period had on the history of our nation. From the fall of Napoleon to the revolution of 1848, it’s like being there.
The essence of Paris
Immerse yourself in the heart of Romantic Paris from 1815 to 1848 through an original, immersive and enthralling tour of the emblematic districts of the capital during the time of its great urban transformation.
This rich and fascinating period is reborn before your eyes thanks to ingenious technology. No fewer than 600 works take you into the political, artistic and cultural whirlwind of the time. Paintings and engravings evoke the life of bohemian artists as well as the era’s popular entertainment.
From the Palais Royal to the theatres of the Grands Boulevard; an immersive journey through Paris
It all begins in the Tuileries Palace, where you will meet Marie d'Orleans, Duchess of Berry.
The route then takes you to the city’s shopping arcades, the luxurious surroundings of the Palais Royal and continues to the Louvre, where the works of the greatest painters of the time are exhibited.
Your itinerary continues with an exploration of the Latin Quarter and the Nouvelle-Athènes neighbourhood with a visit to the literary salons of the Museum of Romantic Life, where the Dutch painter Ari Scheffer once played host to the artistic elite of Paris. The exhibition also demonstrates how the Middle Ages fascinated the Romantics and inspired many of the movement’s artists.
After a walk on the Grands Boulevards, the journey ends in the streets of Paris during the February Revolution of 1848 that ended the July Monarchy.
Photo credit : © B. Fougeirol
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