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Edgar Degas House Creole Impressionist Tour

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Address: 2306 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans, LA 70119
Phone Number: +1 504-821-5009
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

Once Home to the French Impressionist Edgar Degas, the Degas House Historic...

Once Home to the French Impressionist Edgar Degas, the Degas House Historic Home, Courtyard & Inn is a master-piece of history and hospitality. It is the only home or studio of Degas anywhere in the world that is open to the public beautifully restored and located on majestic Esplanade Avenue just eleven blocks from the famous French quarter. Extensive collection of Degas' reproductions are available by appointment, and our gift shop offers high quality remembrances of your visit. If a wedding or special event is in your plans, our lovely courtyard and grand parlors will provide the perfect setting for unique and treasured memories for guests and families.

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Breakfast (don't) and tour (do)

I prebooked both the breakfast and the tour. Reservation said to be there between 8:50 and 9 am, so when the bus I planned to take never arrived, I took a taxi. It wouldn't have... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 August 2016
Kemah, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

When I realized I could visit the home (albeit a temporary one) of Edgar Degas, I was anxious to do so. The guide (Degas's great-great niece, great-granddaughter of his brother) was friendly and full of interesting facts about the artist, his work, and the extended Degas-Musson family. One is able to see the actual setting of several of his paintings,... More 

Thank Karen E
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

We are locals (Baton Rouge) with three children ranging in age from 21-13. The Degas House tour was a fascinating find in a city we practically grew up in visiting the usual tourist attractions. it is a very thorough tour and you should expect to spend two hours at the house. Our daughter who plans to major in Art History... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

A great 2 hour leisurely tour of Degas' wife's family home on Esplanade Ave. It becomes incomparable when you figure out that 2 of the 3 women who offer the tour are great grand daughters of Degas. They have some unfinished Degas works, but when he died he had retained all the works he did in the house and they... More 

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Kemah, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

I prebooked both the breakfast and the tour. Reservation said to be there between 8:50 and 9 am, so when the bus I planned to take never arrived, I took a taxi. It wouldn't have mattered if I had arrived later; breakfast is served until 10. The omelet and biscuit were good but definitely not worth $25, even with a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

Breakfast was delightfully delicious, and the company was wonderful! The tour was a) thorough, b) information / educational; c) the tour guide was wonderfully engaging and personable, and d) the home was nothing short of stunning! Kudos! Loved it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

I've wanted to see and take a tour of the Degas house for years. My husband and I did the breakfast/tour on a Tuesday and had the place all to ourselves! Alex made a wonderful breakfast--delicious, filling and it hit the spot! The mimosas were incredible! The tour was engaging and informative. There is a short video that is played... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

Edgar Degas stayed in New Orleans?? I was shocked and delighted to learn so much about him and his work. Go see the house and talk with the wonderful New Orleans native tour guide. A real treat!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

A window into the short but intensely creative period that Degas spent in New Orleans. The house is faithful to the original design and decoration, our guide Pam was outstanding and had a wealth of information about Degas, the house and the Esplanade area. Don't miss this if you love intrigue and Impressionism. The breakfast was outstanding and a great... More 

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Concord, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

We had a lovely family style brunch in the dining room of the Degas House followed by a tour of the house and neighborhood. The food was good and we enjoyed getting to talk with others staying in the house and visiting New Orleans. Our tour guide was incredibly knowledgeable and was able to answer all of our questions. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

Pam was our tour guide and she was excellent. She really personalized it since we were the only people this Thursday afternoon. She shared the history of the Musson-Degas families in NOLA and Degas' visit to the US. The history of the house was fascinating, since it was found from a picture that the house had been divided later into... More 

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