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“not fascinating”
Review of Musee Delacroix

Musee Delacroix
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Owner description: The former home of 19th-century painter Eugène Delacroix has been preserved and has a number of his works on display.
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“not fascinating”
Reviewed 17 October 2012

We were on the street. It was raining. It was on the museum pass. Need I say .more? Four rooms. The artist is not well known to me. Experts might enjoy Much More. I hope.

Visited October 2012
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“An overlooked gem”
Reviewed 11 October 2012

This is one of my favorite quiet spots in Paris. I especially love sitting in the lovely back garden which feels like a quiet oasis from the hustle and bustle of this vibrant city. It's a small home, so it won't take an afternoon to enjoy it, and it's located in a great neighborhood for window shopping, eating, and drinking. I actually last visited in June 2011.

Visited November 2011
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“Quaint and Relaxing”
Reviewed 19 August 2012

At this small quaint musem you can feel the prescence of the master Delacroix who was one of artist that completed artwork in many churches and public buildings throughout Paris. It is located in what was his residence and you can experience the lighting that he actually painted in his studio.

Visited August 2012
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“what a rip off”
Reviewed 24 June 2012

This small museum is in the middle of St. Germain area, but is very hard to find, until you're there ! Only after you pay 10e to get in you see how small it is. You would have to be a huge fan to find the meagre displays satisfying. I did not.

Visited May 2012
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“Quiet museum on a beautiful square. Why not combine it with the Louvre?”
Reviewed 9 March 2012

Anyone even vaguely interested in the great painter Eugène Delacroix should not fail to visit the museum devoted to him. It occupies the last of the dozen or so houses he occupied in Paris during the final years of his life, and, although it is a mere couple of minutes walk from the Saint-Germain-des-Prés metro station it is a quiet haven, the entrance hidden away in the corner of the exquisite little Place de Furstenberg.

At the moment much of the space (including his vast studio) is taken up by a temporary exhibition based on the painters who admired him (Fantin Latour, in particular), so you might be disappointed that there are so few examples of the works of Delacroix on show. (Though make sure not to miss the tender portrait of his elderly housekeeper Jenny Le Guillou, who nursed him through his final illness until his death on the 13 August 1863.)

However, since the museum is administered by the Louvre, it makes sense to combine a visit to both museums for the price of one. You can only do this on the same day, but you could make it a proper Delacroix day.

Get to the Place de Furstenberg at 9.30, opening time and buy a double ticket, currently for 10 euros (the price you would pay for the Louvre alone).Spend an hour, say, including a few minutes in the pleasant garden, then head towards the river and walk across to the Louvre.

There will certainly be a queue, but most people won't have a ticket. So go to the front and enter the separate place for people already holding tickets. Once inside, find out where the Delacroix paintings are to be found, and you will be in for a treat. There is averything from the vast canvases, such as 'Liberty leading the People' (La Liberté Guidant le Peuple), 'Death of Sardanapalus', and 'Women of Algiers' down to more intimate works, including a lovely self-portrait, as well as an unfinished portrait of his friend Chopin.

That might be enough of the Louvre for one day. There's no law that says you have to see absolutely everything.

Visited February 2012
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