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Edgar Degas House Creole Impressionist Tour

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Address: 2306 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans, LA 70119
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+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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Wonderful Breakfast! Engaging Tour

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 June 2016
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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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 

Thank kayokayo
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 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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Falls Church, Virginia
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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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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016

I had breakfast at the Degas House, followed by the tour. Breakfast was absolutely delicious and filling - perfect way to start the day! Micey (I'm not sure if I spelled that correctly) was our guide, and not only delightful, but the great- grandniece of Degas himself. She told the most wonderful stories about the family, the home, and the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

The movie shown in the beginning tells everything you need to know about Degas' short stay of five months in New Orleans, however the film was way too long. The house was not owned by Degas, nor his family- merely rented. The furniture is representing the period, not original to the home. The art in the home- also reproductions. It... More 

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Germantown, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

This is worth going to if only to find out more about the year or so Degas lived in New Orleans (his mother was born there) and it's influence on his painting. It is also a B&B, so we had breakfast there before the tour. The tour is somewhat interminable, but the movie shown at the beginning is very interesting,... More 

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Uniondale, Indiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

Our breakfast was delicious and the highlight of the morning at the Degas house. We spent 20 minutes watching a film to then have the guide repeat the information during her speaking time. I was disappointed because it was all about their family history and time period history, didn't focus on the art work. Almost nothing was original or authenticor... More 

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