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Degas House

Degas House

star-2.5
64 Reviews
Free admission
2306 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA‎, 70119

The Basics

The Edgar Degas House Historic Home and Museum is a 19th-century mansion found just outside the French Quarter in New Orleans. It was home to the artist for several months in 1872, when he visited the city to spend time with a branch of his family that lived in Louisiana.

The house, which dates from the 1850s, is both a museum dedicated to the artist and a B&B, where guests can stay. It is the only home and studio of the painter that is open to the public anywhere in the world. Visitors can tour the museum and see Degas’ former bedroom and painting studio, or arrange to take part in a guided impressionist tour led by a member of the Degas family.

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Recent reviews from experiences in New Orleans

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Very Thorough History...
juliele911, Apr 2021
Edgar Degas House Impressionist Tour in New Orleans
The great grand niece of Edgar Degas was our tour’s docent and she was excellent. She had a wonderful warm, friendly demeanor and was very approachable for us to ask many questions. The home itself was interesting and much of the tour is spent discussing the house itself. Other tour highlights included learning about Degas’s painting evolvement into Impressionist style and the brief walking tour around the house’s neighborhood. The optional breakfast that we purchased with our ticket admission was pretty good but was disorganized though the food was pretty good. I would recommend this tour for art lovers. It runs close to two hours in length.
star-5
Memorable.
James_R, Nov 2020
Edgar Degas House Impressionist Tour in New Orleans
Joanie was delightful. Very knowledgeable about the family and history. Very insightful about the family's influence on Degas's painting.
star-4
Visit Degas' House!
Marcia M, Dec 2019
Edgar Degas House Impressionist Tour in New Orleans
If you want to learn more about Degas, this tour is for you. Very informative and interesting, with excellent guide. Parts of exhibit need some TLC but the house is beautiful.
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Degas Tour
Larry K, Oct 2019
Edgar Degas House Impressionist Tour in New Orleans
Good overview of the time Degas spent in New Orleans. Video taped intro was comprehensive intro to Degas' life, family and artistic style. Tour guide conducted thorough tour of home, occupants and room useage.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Some tours include a traditional breakfast with Creole classics, such as French toast, served in the property’s dining room.

  • The museum holds regular painting courses.

  • Visitors can enjoy the house’s pretty shaded courtyard.

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How to Get There

The Degas House is located at 2306 Esplanade Avenue in the Esplanade Ridge neighborhood, a short walk from the French Quarter. Or, take bus 91 to the Esplanade and N. Tonti stop.

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When to Get There

The museum is open daily from 9am to 5pm, and closed on some holidays. Check with the museum if you’re planning to visit on a holiday.

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Exploring the Marigny Neighborhood

As you stroll down the tree-lined Esplanade Avenue toward the river, you’ll see the French Quarter on one side and the Faubourg Marigny one the other. This area is well worth a detour—make time to visit the Palace Market, where local artisans sell jewelry, paintings, and crafts. The neighborhood is also home to some of New Orleans’ best-loved jazz clubs, including The Spotted Cat and Blue Nile.

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