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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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    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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    The breakfast was delicious and the staff was super sweet and hospitable. A couple of critiques: the air conditioning was subpar and in August it was very hot and uncomfortable. In addition the paintings were not originals and it was disappointing that the reproductions
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    My sister and I started the tour with breakfast at the Degas House. The setting was beautiful, overlooking the back patio of the house. The food and service was excellent. I can't thank the breakfast staff enough for the hospitality they showed. The tour itself was informative,
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    It was not at all what I was imagining after all the great reviews I was very disappointed. It may have been our guide but she seemed to ramble on a lot and get sidetracked. I could have been a 20 minute tour but instead it’s an hour and a half long tour with a 30 minute video
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    We had friends coming to visit us in New Orleans. I've been wanting to experience the Degas tour for years and never got around to it. I suggested the brunch and tour to them and they loved the idea. We went on a Saturday morning and were ked to a wonderful vintage dining room
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