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Edgar Degas House Impressionist Tour in New Orleans

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    Choose the morning or afternoon for your historic tour and enjoy a stroll down New Orleans’ picturesque Esplanade Avenue – dubbed ‘Millionaire’s Row’ for the prosperous Creole population that lived there – to the Degas House. This elegant property was the home and workplace of Edgar Degas during his five‐month sojourn from France, notably the only US journey made by any French painter of the Impressionist period.  
    Upon arrival, you’ll be greeted by a congenial host – one of Degas’ great‐grandnieces who manage the historic site. Begin your tour with a short viewing of the documentary A Creole Sojourn, an award‐winning film that details Degas’ stay in New Orleans, a critical turning point in his life and work. Learn about Degas’ Creole relations and the 18 paintings that he supposedly created in the house. Then take a more informed tour of the property that is listed in the French National Order of Arts and Letters and the National Register of Historic Places.
    Your art historian guide will lead you through the property’s principal houses that now serve as a museum and a bed and breakfast. Learn intimate information about Degas life and work, appreciate immaculate period artifacts and furnishings, and see the settings that inspired Degas’ portrayals of Louisiana – the only scenes of 19th century American life depicted by an impressionist artist.New Orleans Museum of Modern ArtAdd this upgrade your guide will escort you to the New Orleans Museum of Art following your house tour. There, you’ll have a chance to see more stunning work by Degas among the museum’s remarkable 40,000‐piece collection. 
    Courtyard BreakfastSelect this add‐on and arrive by 9am for an intimate courtyard breakfast before your morning tour. Soak up the distinctive beauty of the space as you enjoy a made‐to‐order meal featuring French waffles with fresh fruit, Creole Omelets, and French toast topped with caramelized bananas paired with a complimentary Bloody Mary or Mimosa.
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    Reviewed 5 days ago

    My sister and I started the tour with breakfast at the Degas House. The setting was beautiful, overlooking the back patio of the house. The food and service was excellent. I can't thank the breakfast staff enough for the hospitality they showed. The tour itself...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Susan C
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    It was not at all what I was imagining after all the great reviews I was very disappointed. It may have been our guide but she seemed to ramble on a lot and get sidetracked. I could have been a 20 minute tour but instead...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Shawn R
    Reviewed 5 June 2019 via mobile

    We had friends coming to visit us in New Orleans. I've been wanting to experience the Degas tour for years and never got around to it. I suggested the brunch and tour to them and they loved the idea. We went on a Saturday morning...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank BobandShirley311
    Reviewed 30 May 2019

    My visit to the Degas House Museum started with a delicious breakfast in a beautiful setting. I was transported back in time to 1870s New Orleans. The house tour with Jane provided interesting information on Edgar Degas but she also managed to present a snapshot...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank Judy C
    Reviewed 6 May 2019

    My mother and I chose this tour on a mother-daughter trip we took to NOLA. We opted for the breakfast and tour package. The staff was friendly and welcoming. Breakfast was delicious, and we had the pleasure of sharing our meal with several guests who...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank Voyager31088
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    Degas H
    13 August 2019|
    Response from Twickers68 | Reviewed this property |
    I find your message extremely offensive I have never slated the Degas House tour or otherwise. I have never knocked down anything at this establishment film or otherwise and therefore wish that you would read the reviews... More
    Edna S
    5 June 2019|
    Response from Twickers68 | Reviewed this property |
    Breakfast is inside so would not be affected by rain. The house tour is inside so also not affected by rain. The only part that might be affected by rain is the stroll around the neighbourhood. I am sure it will still run... More
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