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Edgar Degas House Impressionist Tour in New Orleans

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    Choose the morning or afternoon for your historic tour and enjoy a stroll down New Orleans’ picturesque Esplanade Avenue – dubbed ‘Millionaire’s Row’ for the prosperous Creole population that lived there – to the Degas House. This elegant property was the home and workplace of Edgar Degas during his five‐month sojourn from France, notably the only US journey made by any French painter of the Impressionist period.  

    Upon arrival, you’ll be greeted by a congenial host – one of Degas’ great‐grandnieces who manage the historic site. Begin your tour with a short viewing of the documentary A Creole Sojourn, an award‐winning film that details Degas’ stay in New Orleans, a critical turning point in his life and work. Learn about Degas’ Creole relations and the 18 paintings that he supposedly created in the house. Then take a more informed tour of the property that is listed in the French National Order of Arts and Letters and the National Register of Historic Places.

    Your art historian guide will lead you through the property’s principal houses that now serve as a museum and a bed and breakfast. Learn intimate information about Degas life and work, appreciate immaculate period artifacts and furnishings, and see the settings that inspired Degas’ portrayals of Louisiana – the only scenes of 19th century American life depicted by an impressionist artist.New Orleans Museum of Modern ArtAdd this upgrade your guide will escort you to the New Orleans Museum of Art following your house tour. There, you’ll have a chance to see more stunning work by Degas among the museum’s remarkable 40,000‐piece collection. 

    Courtyard BreakfastSelect this add‐on and arrive by 9am for an intimate courtyard breakfast before your morning tour. Soak up the distinctive beauty of the space as you enjoy a made‐to‐order meal featuring French waffles with fresh fruit, Creole Omelets, and French toast topped with caramelized bananas paired with a complimentary Bloody Mary or Mimosa.
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    Departure Point
    2306 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119, USA
    Duration
    3h 15m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Professional art historian guide
    • Viewing of award-winning documentary
    • Breakfast with drinks (if option selected)
    • Entry/Admission - Edgar Degas House Creole Impressionist Tour
    Exclusions
    • Additional dood and drinks
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A moderate amount of walking is involved; comfortable shoes are recommended
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    I visited this museum as part of the NOLA Power Pass which I had for three days. I also ate breakfast here, which was good, but meant that I spent the entire morning on this one event. As other reviewers have indicated, it's quite a bit off the beaten track, so you will need
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    I had wanted to go to this museum ever since my last visit to NOLA because I am an art history lover. However, although I found the history of the house and the neighborhood fascinating, I was somewhat disappointed by the fact that there were no original works of art in the
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    We wanted this to be a good tour and experience. Unfortunately it just wasn't. As a fan of Degas and his works I knew we'd be visiting the house and not an art museum, and I wasn't expecting to see any original pieces of artwork. There are other museums to have that experience.
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    On a positive note our tour guide was knowledgeable and quite amusing. More negatively its way too long at 2 hours and could easily be condensed to an hour or so. IMO the tour was overly detailed and repetitive in places. Some of the tour really didn't relate much to Degas who
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    Response from degashouse, Front Office Manager at Edgar Degas House Impressionist Tour in New Orleans
    Responded 24 Oct 2019
    Hello! We value your opinion greatly, thank you for your review and we will take your advice into consideration. As for the art we don't have any originals due to the fact that we are also a bed and breakfast and event venue.
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    This was a wonderful experience with a great guide - a nice insight into Degas' stay in NOLA and the influence this trip had on his work. Wish we could have seen some of the upstairs, but all rooms were occupied, so that was not possible.
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    By: Edgar Degas House Creole Impressionist Tour
    182 reviews
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    greatwools
    Victoria, Canada
    206
    Knowledgeable guide, but needs to be more succinct...
    I visited this museum as part of the NOLA Power Pass which I had for three days. I also ate breakfast here, which
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    NorthStar19243376471
    21
    Edgar Degas House Breakfast and Creole Impressionist Tour
    We were expecting a very lovely breakfast, but were disappointed. Breakfast okay. Coffee terrible. Tour was
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    travelartist0
    New York City, New York
    5344
    What a shame
    I booked online from home. It was pricey for a breakfast and tour but the photos were so charming and we have seen
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    72marlat
    50
    Fascinating architecture, disappointed in lack of original works!
    I had wanted to go to this museum ever since my last visit to NOLA because I am an art history lover. However,
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    Dcfabricart
    10
    Art and breakfast
    The breakfast was excellent. The tour and tslk about Degas was wonderful. The docent really knew her stuff.
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    jeannies06
    Fresno, California
    40
    Rude Rude Rude
    The "tour" kicked off with us getting there a couple minutes before 10:15am since they asked us to get there 15
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    Knossh
    Fresno, California
    30
    4th Grade Level Tour
    We wanted this to be a good tour and experience. Unfortunately it just wasn't. As a fan of Degas and his works I
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    Jasmine38Chichester
    Chichester, United Kingdom
    1254572
    Hmmm, mixed views
    On a positive note our tour guide was knowledgeable and quite amusing. More negatively its way too long at 2 hours
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    Awonderfuloutlook
    80
    Interesting insight on the artist and history of New Orleans
    My husband and I went on this tour. I like Degas and was surprised to hear he lived in New Orleans. The guide,
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    AnniK_K
    Macon, Missouri
    17121
    Great tour
    This was a wonderful experience with a great guide - a nice insight into Degas' stay in NOLA and the influence
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    Meghan S
    20
    Delicious breakfast, Informative tour, but a few critiques. Thank
    The breakfast was delicious and the staff was super sweet and hospitable. A couple of critiques: the air
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    Susan C
    21
    Degas House and breakfast was a great experience
    My sister and I started the tour with breakfast at the Degas House. The setting was beautiful, overlooking the
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    Shawn R
    10
    Not what I expected
    It was not at all what I was imagining after all the great reviews I was very disappointed. It may have been our
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    Cassie L
    40
    Wonderful!
    The guide was his great niece and could tell us stories and tidbits from first hand family accounts. We stood in
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    BobandShirley311
    New Orleans, Louisiana
    458
    Another hidden treasure in New Orleans
    We had friends coming to visit us in New Orleans. I've been wanting to experience the Degas tour for years and
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