From the fall of Napoleon to the 1848 revolution, Paris was the cultural crossroads of Europe. Parisians raved about English tailoring and literature, were passionate about Spain and the Greek cause, and discovered Germany, nor did they turn their backs on Italian opera. Rossini, Liszt and Chopin were all drawn to its concert scene. Parisians relished literary battles and the exhilaration of luxury and refinement. The exhibition covers fashion and dance and also Berlioz and Delacroix, thanks to some very special loans and spectacular scenography.
We are taken on a walk through the high points of Parisian romanticism, from the Palais Royal to Nouvelle Athènes; the Comédie Française to the Grands Boulevards.
General curators : Christophe Leribault, Jean-Marie Bruson and Cécilie Champy
Associate curators : Gérard Audinet, Miren Arzalluz, Sophie Eloy, Jérôme Farigoule, Yves Gagneux, Audrey Gay-Mazuel, Sophie Grossiord, Valérie Guillaume, Maïté Metz and Cécile Reynaud