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Edgar Degas House Creole Impressionist Tour

2306 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119-2502
+1 504-821-5009
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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2306 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119-2502
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Reviewed 11 June 2017

Our group, Lifetime Quest, from Meridian Community College really enjoyed the tour of the Degas House and the neighborhood. The Great Grand Nieces of Edgar Degas are so knowledgeable and enthusiastic about sharing information with their guests. We learned so much during our time there....More

Thank reinventedmimi
degashouse, Social Media Manager at Edgar Degas House Creole Impressionist Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2017

It was such a pleasure to have your group at Degas House and give you the Edgar Degas House Creole Impressionist Tour. It's obvious you and your group enjoyed it. Your participation and asking questions makes it so much fun for our tour guides, who...More

Reviewed 27 May 2017

The tours are given twice a day, always by one of the great grandnieces of Degas. It was informative about his time in New Orleans and how it influenced his career as a painter as well as having some family stories to tell. The tour...More

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degashouse, Social Media Manager at Edgar Degas House Creole Impressionist Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2017

Thank you for your 5-Star review of the Edgar Degas House Creole Impressionist Tour. We are fortunate to actually have great-grandnieces of Edgar Degas give the tours. Their personal stories always add a special touch to each tour. We appreciate your kind review.

Reviewed 22 May 2017

I had the great fortune to spend my last 2 nites at the Degas House where my niece got married. It was so much fun to stay in such a beautiful historic home. The wedding was a blast but there were quiet moments to savor...More

Thank rodickrules
degashouse, Social Media Manager at Edgar Degas House Creole Impressionist Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2017

Thank you for submitting your 5-star review about the Edgar Degas House Creole Impressionist Tour and your stay at Degas House. First of all, we appreciate that you enjoyed the wedding. Calling it "a blast" says it all! We are also happy that you enjoyed...More

Reviewed 11 April 2017

Superficial to the evolution of Degas legacy. Self guided tour by reading the writings on the walls.

Thank PuertoRicoJoe
degashouse, Owner at Edgar Degas House Creole Impressionist Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2017

Thank you for submitting your review. We wish you could have taken the guided tour because you would have been given so much more information and we feel you may have had a more enjoyable experience.

Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

I took the Creole Tour that didn't include breakfast. Not inexpensive but I had the good fortune to have a great-grandniece lead our small tour. Her stories, often prompted by old photos and replicas of Degas' paintings, bring the family to life. We were unable...More

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degashouse, Owner at Edgar Degas House Creole Impressionist Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2017

We have more than one great-grandniece of Degas who gives the tours, so you know there are many more personal stories to tell. One way to find out -- we hope you will return! Thanks for taking the time to write a review.

Reviewed 10 March 2017

Who knew, the impressionist movement had a connection & start in New Orleans. Great family story, told by family themselves, of why Edgar Degas came to city, inspired to paint 18 paintings & letters back to Paris Artists that he "found a better, more spontaneous...More

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degashouse, Owner at Edgar Degas House Creole Impressionist Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2017

Thank you for your 5-Star review of the Tour. We are thrilled that you enjoyed the tour and learned about Edgar Degas' stay in New Orleans. Our tour guides, his great-grandnieces, have many personal stories to tell and are honored to be able to tell...More

Reviewed 20 February 2017

Very interesting, especially considering the tour guide's (Micey) connection to the Degas family. Creole breakfast delicious. Know that they want you there at 9 a.m. for breakfast, but the tour didn't start until 10:30. We weren't in any hurry, so it was lovely to hang...More

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degashouse, Social Media Manager at Edgar Degas House Creole Impressionist Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2017

Thank you for attending the Breakfast and Tour and for submitting a review. New Orleans is such a fascinating place and there is always activity on beautiful Esplanade Avenue. Glad you got to enjoy that, as well.

Reviewed 15 February 2017

The information provided on the tour was really interesting as everything was new to me. Maybe the documentary is a bit outdated but it gives you a good background. The lady who showed me around the house was related to Degas which added a little...More

Thank Rania I
degashouse, Social Media Manager at Edgar Degas House Creole Impressionist Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2017

Thank you for taking the time to submit a review. It sounds like you enjoyed the tour. However, we are sorry that the walking tour was not included and will investigate as to why. We appreciate your alerting us to this.

Reviewed 28 January 2017

Had a thoroughly delightful tour with the lovely Joanie Prados, great grand niece of Edgar Degas. Degas House is exquisite, and it came alive with Joanie's entertaining and compelling family stories. She also shared fascinating details about New Orleans history and Creole society. Taking this...More

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degashouse, Manager at Edgar Degas House Creole Impressionist Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2017

Thank you for your kind comments about Joanie and your experience with us. We are grateful for reviews like yours. The team at Degas House Museum, Courtyard and Inn asks that you come back and see us during your next trip to New Orleans.

Reviewed 27 December 2016

We had a wonderful tour. There was only our party of 3 people, and while I was worried they would cancel the tour with such a small group, instead we got a first rate tour. The docent was terrific, and it turns out she was...More

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