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Musee Gustave Moreau

14, rue de La Rochefoucauld, Paris, France (Opéra)
33-1 48-74-38-50
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Ranked #63 of 764 Attractions in Paris
Type: Art Museums
Description: This museum features the work of 19th century artist Gustave Moreau.
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Dexter, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Here in on place you can see sketches, partially, finished and finished canvases of a under appreciated artist. The repertoire and quantity of work overloads the senses. In addition in side panels along the wall, fold out panels have thousands of studies and details drawn by the artist in preparation.

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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

A delightful little museum. It was interesting to see Moreau's home - you enter through his apartments, containing lots of self-portraits and paintings/prints that he collected during his lifetime. Then the top two floors are huge galleries full of his wonderful, crazy paintings, mostly based on myths and legends. The paintings are stunning, detailed and beautiful. And it is easy... More

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Of interest to those who appreciate the effort that goes into producing a work of art. Fascinating collection of his sketches show the artist's study of the human and animal form prior to committing paint to canvas.

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Netherlands
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149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

N48°52.667' E2°20.053' The first floor may be deceptive entering this museum. It’s full of small rooms with small paintings wall-to-wall. Not very impressive, but it gives an inside in the daily living of the painter and sculpture. During our visit in June 2014, the huge open atelier on the second floor and the gallery on the third floor came as... More

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I've been to Paris many times, but this is the first time at the Musee Gustave Moreau. It's a bit out of the way, closest to the St. Georges metro. Once you take a short walk (with a good detailed map) you'll enter Moreau's world: his cluttered flat and two floors of his work. Yes, you're in a rush with... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Located in the home of the painter, the real attraction is the atelier. I am not a fan of his painting but his drawing are wonderful. The drawings are behind curtains and displayed in the most wonderful display cases. You can sit an admire the fine drawings for hours. It is a wonderful experience.

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Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

I happen to be a fan of this artist's work, but none the less, I was speechless. It is a small museum, but I will remember my visit there for the rest of my life. If you are an art lover, a must see.

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Seattle, WA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

A spectacular staircase, impressive studio space, personal effects make it worth a detour. The walls are covered with mostly unfinished paintings. You decide if you like them.

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Locarno, Switzerland
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

The Museum Gustave Moreau presents the historical apartment – where the famous painter lived – and the Atelier. The apartment preserves the style and feeling of a nineteen century residence. Of course, the most interesting part is the atelier, where a remarkable collection of paintings is present. Despite some works are unfinished, they still represent a magnificent overview of the... More

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Los Angeles, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Visiting the Gustave Moreau studio and home is a welcome and wonderful diversion from touristy areas of Paris. The house is on a quiet street neat Montmartre, so understated that you may not realize you have arrived. Wandering through the charming living quarters is nice, but visiting the artist's studio upstairs is wonderful. The day I visited there were maybe... More

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