Edgar Degas House Creole Impressionist Tour

Edgar Degas House Creole Impressionist Tour

Edgar Degas House Creole Impressionist Tour
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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. Daily Tours HOSTED BY THE GREAT-GRAND NIECES OF EDGAR DEGAS or Docent. Daily 9 am Gourmet Creole Made-to-Order Breakfast including a Bloody Mary or Mimosas, (compliments of Edgar Degas Foundation) approx. 3 hours; Daily Tour Only 10:30 am or 1:45 pm approx. 2 hours; Plus on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday we offer Painting Classes with Great-Grand Niece "Micey Moyer". Our gift shop offers high quality remembrances of your visit. If a school or any groups, girlfriend trips, 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.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • Brendan S
    Arlington, Virginia2,040 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting history here
    This house is a trivia fact: did you know that Edward Degas visited New Orleans for 6 months early in his career? He did, and stayed at this house, painting 18 pieces, some of which ended up in major museums. The house is now two buildings and is occupied as a bed and breakfast, but tours are offered even if you aren’t a guest. The tour was about an hour long. It starts with a long video and then the guide took me (I was the only one on the tour) to two rooms in one house building and the room that was Degas’ studio on the other. On the one hand, I really learned a lot about an interesting episode in Degas’ life and the paintings he finished while here. On the other hand, the historical interest was limited. Degas lived to be 81 and painted 3,000 works. His time in New Orleans was significant but brief. There are no Degas paintings here. Everything is a replica. There are no Degas furnishings - everything is period pieces. The house doesn’t look like it did - it has literally been split in two. There are some trees that were saplings while he was here that are now huge. That’s about it. Also, this house is not close to anything else. It’s easily 1.5 miles from the French Quarter. So while it’s worth doing if you are interested in Impressionism and history, it shouldn’t be at the top of a New Orleans itinerary.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 19 February 2024
  • Janice C
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A unique experience
    Our trip to Degas House was such a wonderful experience! It exceeded our expectations in every way! We thoroughly enjoyed our experience walking through the home and rooms where Degas painted and lived so many years ago! An experience we’ve never had before! Our tour guide was a wealth of information, knowledgeable and so very kind to show us the neighborhood and tell us about its significance also! An absolute must if you love Impressionist Art! Janice and Mary Jean Clarkson
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 1 March 2024
  • sripoche
    Rambouillet, France5 contributions
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    Absolutely amazing
    Finding out about this famous French painter while in New Orleans was an experience in itself.☺️ David the owner has made an amazing work at reproducing what the house looked like when it sheltered Degas’ studio. President Macron himself came for a visit and David was rewarded Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres for his fantastic research. We were lucky enough to hear the story from his own voice but if you book the tour you will hear it through Degas’ great great niece. Do make sure that you are expected to the place though as a shortage of staff makes the opening hours difficult. Thank you loads again David for a very special visit.🙏
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 15 April 2024
  • Elizabeth D
    32 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful Hidden Gem
    The tour was very informative. The guide was actually the Great grand niece of Degas, and she was a trip. She give a nice mix of the history of the family and the art of Edgar Degas. A wonderful little hidden gem.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 12 May 2024
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Elizabeth D
32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
The tour was very informative. The guide was actually the Great grand niece of Degas, and she was a trip. She give a nice mix of the history of the family and the art of Edgar Degas. A wonderful little hidden gem.
Written 12 May 2024
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sripoche
Rambouillet, France5 contributions
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Apr 2024 • Family
Finding out about this famous French painter while in New Orleans was an experience in itself.☺️
David the owner has made an amazing work at reproducing what the house looked like when it sheltered Degas’ studio.
President Macron himself came for a visit and David was rewarded Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres for his fantastic research.
We were lucky enough to hear the story from his own voice but if you book the tour you will hear it through Degas’ great great niece.
Do make sure that you are expected to the place though as a shortage of staff makes the opening hours difficult.
Thank you loads again David for a very special visit.🙏
Written 15 April 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Janice C
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Our trip to Degas House was such a wonderful experience! It exceeded our expectations in every way!

We thoroughly enjoyed our experience walking through the home and rooms where Degas painted and lived so many years ago!
An experience we’ve never had before!

Our tour guide was a wealth of information,
knowledgeable and so very kind to show us the neighborhood and tell us about its significance also!

An absolute must if you love Impressionist Art!

Janice and Mary Jean Clarkson
Written 1 March 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Brendan S
Arlington, VA2,040 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
This house is a trivia fact: did you know that Edward Degas visited New Orleans for 6 months early in his career? He did, and stayed at this house, painting 18 pieces, some of which ended up in major museums. The house is now two buildings and is occupied as a bed and breakfast, but tours are offered even if you aren’t a guest.

The tour was about an hour long. It starts with a long video and then the guide took me (I was the only one on the tour) to two rooms in one house building and the room that was Degas’ studio on the other.

On the one hand, I really learned a lot about an interesting episode in Degas’ life and the paintings he finished while here. On the other hand, the historical interest was limited. Degas lived to be 81 and painted 3,000 works. His time in New Orleans was significant but brief. There are no Degas paintings here. Everything is a replica. There are no Degas furnishings - everything is period pieces. The house doesn’t look like it did - it has literally been split in two. There are some trees that were saplings while he was here that are now huge. That’s about it. Also, this house is not close to anything else. It’s easily 1.5 miles from the French Quarter. So while it’s worth doing if you are interested in Impressionism and history, it shouldn’t be at the top of a New Orleans itinerary.
Written 19 February 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Deneen W
7 contributions
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May 2023 • Friends
The tour guide was so informative and open to as many questions as we wanted to ask!! Such a cool house and beautiful grounds. Thoroughly enjoyed the tour!!
Written 21 May 2023
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Gretchen H
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
Degas' great niece gave us the tour. She shared not only interesting history but also personal insights that made the tour totally fascinating.
Written 7 May 2023
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Nicki B
Ventura, CA53 contributions
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Jan 2023
The whole experience. A fascinating story of the American Degas family and how Edgar lived with his uncle and cousins. It was also the story of one of the few impressionists that was more of a realist and didn't quite fit the mold as an impressionist. I learned about how he used space and light and some background on his subjects. The best part of this tour is that you don't need to know a lot about the artist to love the tour. The walking part around the block was also fascinating. What a great area in the Treme!
Written 14 January 2023
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Schwarz F
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Jun 2022 • Friends
The tour of the houses and getting to speak to someone related to Degas. Our tour guide was informative, fun and made me feel I was a friend she was sharing family stories and history with. I would highly recommend this tour for anyone who is a fan of history and art.
Written 10 June 2022
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Lara J
Louisville, KY60 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
We did the tour and creole breakfast.
It was great!
Learned SO MUCH!
Thanks so much to Denise, Alma and Joan.
Written 23 March 2022
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Jude Thaddeus B
Knoxville, TN7 contributions
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Mar 2022
My wife and I took the Degas tour las weekend, and really enjoyed it! The tour guide was amazing. It was clear that she loved art, story telling and sharing the culture of New Orleans with visitors. We felt like we were getting a peak behind the curtains of the life of a world renowned artist and into life in New Orleans just post civil war. The guide even took us on a little walking tour of the neighborhood surrounding the Degas house, which was quite an unexpected treat. Highly recommended for singles, couples and even families!! It was a little bit of art, history, and architecture rolled into one...
Written 21 March 2022
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