Musée Delacroix

Musée Delacroix (99)

You simply cannot miss a visit to the great romantic painter and non-conformist, known for his works full of colour and passion.

The museum is the house where he lived and set up his painting studio from 1857 until his death in 1863. The commission to paint some murals for the nearby church of St. Sulpice caused him to move into the area. The museum comprises his rooms, the painting studio and the delightful garden.

The museum houses many of his oil paintings, watercolours and drawings and you can see sketches for works, self-portraits and mementos of the artist.

Among the works he painted here and which are exhibited in the museum we would highlight The burial of Christ and The way of the Cross.

But if you want to see one of his most famous works: Liberty guiding the people, you will have to go to the Louvre, where it is exhibited.

In the same street as the museum, you will come across a tiny square with a special charm, with its trees and old-fashioned lamp-posts, it is a regular location for filming scenes or television ads.

Also very close to the museum there are several of the most famous cafés in Paris, so perhaps it is a good time to take a break from your visit to the city. One is at number 6 Place de St. Germain des Prés, opposite the church of the same name, and is the Les Deux Magots café, where writers, artists, philosophers and intellectuals have gathered, such as Hemingway. The name comes from the two wooden figures of Chinese merchants on one of the columns. Another is the Café de Flore ay number 172 Boulevard St. Germain: this charming café in art deco style has changed very little in time and intellectuals of the city also met here, such as Jean Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir. And almost opposite you will find the Brasserie Lip, a thoroughly chic premises frequented by politicians, fashion designers and, of course, tourists.

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