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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...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
2306 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119-2502
+1 504-821-5009
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Not everyone knows that French Impressionist artist Edgar Degas lived in New Orleans. You can take the paid tour which includes several of his works, and mementos, or you can have breakfast in the pocket dining room. Sadly, the food was unremarkable... coffee, juice, waffles,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The breakfast was incredible and beautifully presented. The tour guide was very informative and knowledgeable about the area as well as the history of the house and artist. I booked it for my artist husband but thoroughly enjoyed it.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The tour was excellent, worth 5 stars. The breakfast let it down a little but others have said good things so maybe,it was just an off day. Coffee was literally undrinkable, eggs and bacon cold, etc. But the tour was informative, engaging, and friendly. Loved...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Degas House Creole Breakfast and tour was an unexpected joy. My friends and I began our morning by meeting on Esplanade Ave. beneath the hundred year old oak trees. Once we were all together, we entered and were greeted by Denise who seated us in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

My husband and I happened upon this tour bc we had a NOLA city pass and this was one of the activities included. It was awesome! Our guide was the great grand-niece if Degas, Joanie, and she was so sweet and pleasant, it really made...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 25 September 2018

I've stayed at the Degas House in the past, but on this visit decided to arrange a breakfast and tour for my three companions. All said it was their favorite tour of our trip. Meka prepared our wonderful breakfast, and was totally delightful. My friend,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

This was a great way to spend our afternoon. We not only learned about Degas and his family, but so much about New Orleans history. Exceeded my expectations. Guide does a great job.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 16 August 2018

The tour was wonderful. I certainly recommend it to art lovers. We didn't have a breakfast. So I cannot speak to that.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 10 August 2018

Found the tour, given by a direct descendant of Edgar Degas, very informative. Our tour guide was a wealth of information of the good, the bad, and the ugly of the Degas family. Enjoyed the documentary "Degas in New Orleans, A Creole Sojourn". The tour...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 4 August 2018

We attended the Degas House breakfast and tour during a family vacation (there were 9 of us including an 8 and 4 year old). We had the place to ourselves for both the breakfast and tour. Our tour guide, Randy, was fabulous and managed to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Baranie N
1 September 2018|
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Degas House Tours are hosted by the family members, Great-Grand Nieces of Edgar Degas (however, one of three is out on surgery leave, so please call, as we have one Global Award Winning Docent that is taking her place). 9:00... More