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Edgar Degas House Creole Impressionist Tour

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Address: 2306 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119-2502
Phone Number:
+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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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... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2017
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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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 to visit the second floor of the house since the rooms were occupied.(the house functions... More 

Thank sfmd54321
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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 form of art"!

Thank Jfallo1234
West Orange, New Jersey
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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 out in the rocking chairs on the porch and absorb the ambience of the house... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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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 bit of extra to the tour and she was a nice and pleasant hostess. However,... More 

Thank Rania I
New Orleans, Louisiana
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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 tour will definitely enrich your New Orleans experience!

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degashouse, Manager at Edgar Degas House Creole Impressionist Tour, responded to this review

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. More 

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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 even related to Degas! :)

Thank LinnDancer
Mandeville, Louisiana
1 review
Reviewed 22 December 2016

We arrived early for the tour and wandered in the courtyard awhile. Daneen came and found us in the car and welcomed us to the table. She made us feel like family and cooks a delicious breakfast. We had a great time visiting with the other couple at the table. We really hit it off. I thought the documentary was... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 11 December 2016

We were the only people on the tour, conducted by a Degas relative who was informative and enthusiastic. He was only in New Orleans for less than a year, but the story of his time in the city and what happened afterward is fascinating. The introductory film is quite good, and the visit through the home is too. I know... More 

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Reviewed 24 September 2016

When I realized I could visit the home (albeit a temporary one) of Edgar Degas, I was anxious to do so. The guide (Degas's great-great niece, great-granddaughter of his brother) was friendly and full of interesting facts about the artist, his work, and the extended Degas-Musson family. One is able to see the actual setting of several of his paintings,... More 

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