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Musee Gustave Moreau

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Address: 14, rue de La Rochefoucauld, Paris, France
Phone Number: 33-1 48-74-38-50
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Mon 10:00 am - 12:45 pm
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Wed - Thu 10:00 am - 12:45 pm
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Fri - Sun 10:00 am - 5:15 pm
Description: This museum features the work of 19th century artist Gustave Moreau.

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A great museum away from the crowds

Gustave Moreau was a French Symbolist painter (1826-1898). He was born in Paris, died in Paris and is buried in the Montmartre cemetary. The Musée Gustave Moreau is in the 9th... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Gustave Moreau was a French Symbolist painter (1826-1898). He was born in Paris, died in Paris and is buried in the Montmartre cemetary. The Musée Gustave Moreau is in the 9th arrondissement and was actually his family home and workshop. Housed on four levels, the museum has a collection of about 1300 paintings and watercolors and nearly 5000 drawings by... More 

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Chalon-sur-Saone, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I wasn't sure what to expect but the place just kept surprising me. The ground floor is interesting. The next floor is cool. But the third and fourth floors blew me away. An amazing space with a large collection of works. You're left on your own to interpret but the sheer size and volume of the art is worth the... More 

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Penzance, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

An amazing houseful of Moreau's work, much of it unfinished, in the actual home in which he lived. Even the toilet looked as if it might be authentic - and you can't beat that for an immersive experience. One warning - if you're anywhere near closing time, start at the top. I only glimpsed the best bit, as "closing time"... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 via mobile

When you've been to Paris multiple times, you try to find interesting new things to do. This little museum in the 9th is a nice way to spend part of a morning. The home and studio of the painter Gustave Moreau, this museum is filled with works of art by the painter and alsonallows a glimpse into the life of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We bought the 4 day Paris pass-which is a great deal- if you jam those four days with as many attractions as you can.(Tiring, though!) Musee Gustav Moreau was one of those museums I wouldn't have gone to without the pass giving me free admission. It was a quirky venue, complete with spiral staircase, floor to ceiling art and interesting... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Took a little while to find this museum since the Parisians I asked have never heard of it. Entry is included with the Museum Pass. There are no detailed explanations. The only other visitors consisted of a French tour group. There are wooden boxes with huge laminated papers (12" x 24" or so) that describe some but not all of... More 

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

This classic museum depicts an inspiring story of Gustave Moreau. Situated close to the metro line 12,the storied building consists of 3 floors.As you go up the stairs from the entrance, the 1st floor tells us the daily life of the artist. Moving to the 2nd & 3rd floors one has to admire the huge collections of finished & unfinished... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Only 4 small rooms in the house museum part, thousands of his works in the art gallery part. No explanation at all about the objects or pieces of furniture, only about the paintings and drawings. Some very impressive paintings.

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This is a somewhat interesting museum, set up by the artist Gustav Moreau. His house and atelier and gallery are preserved as when he was alive. If you like his work, you will love this - it is full of his works. We unfortunately are not fans of his style. One thing of interest is his atelier. It was very... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Wonderful small museum, the studio and apartment of the artist. They are closed for the lunch hour on certain days of the week. We went in the morning and found the artist's apartment is only open in the afternoon. We went out and had lunch and went back later. The apartment really rounds out the experience here, so best to... More 

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