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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
2:00 pm - 5:15 pm
Wed - Thu 10:00 am - 12:45 pm
2:00 pm - 5:15 pm
Fri - Sun 10:00 am - 5:15 pm

This museum features the work of 19th century artist Gustave Moreau...

This museum features the work of 19th century artist Gustave Moreau.

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Lovely little museum more for art enthusiats than general public

An intriguing house converting into a Gustave Moreau museum, featuring many of his less known and unfinished works. Lacks many of the master pieces, which are located in better... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Paris, France

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

An intriguing house converting into a Gustave Moreau museum, featuring many of his less known and unfinished works. Lacks many of the master pieces, which are located in better known museums, but it is a lovely, interesting visit for admirers of Moreau's work.

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Brooklyn, New York, USA
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28 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gustave Moreau is not for everyone, but if you even just like him, you should visit this museum. It's also interesting because it's the actually atelier where he worked, so you get a real sense of 19th century artistic life - but not la vie bohème. Start at the top of the museum where the most interesting work is and... More 

Thank NovaNYC
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Decided to visit this museum on my second day in Paris. Arrived at 13.10pm to discover it was closed for lunch, reopening at 2pm. Came back at that time, I was the only visitor apart from the three staff members. When I left later on there was only six visitors. The museum is the artist's former home and the ground... More 

Thank stampking
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

I am not an expert on art. I was directed to this very unusual museum by reading the essay "Meet Moreau" in David Downie's book "Paris, Paris." Briefly, Moreau was a very eccentric and insecure man. He was a great painter, who influenced many of the other great French painters of his day (whose names you know and who are... More 

Thank JeffreyN
Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

I hadn't intended to visit, but it was recommended to me by someone who is passionate about it - so I went! Knowing nothing about Moreau, my preparation was a spot of Googling and absorbing the Museum's website. But what an interesting place. The former Moreau home with the studios above is superbly conserved - full of history and brimming... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

I love house-museums, but was hazy on Moreau. it sounded promising, but was very erratic. Yes it was the family home, but the contents were -- challenging. SKIP the ground floor, a mid jumble of crowded barely visible pieces. Enjoy the chalk sketches and head up to the second floor. Cruise past most of it, shaking your head at the... More 

Thank Ana-Maria Z
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

This museum stands in the backstreets of the Pigalle area. It is, in fact, GM's old house refurbished as a museum to his work. Although his work is not to everyone's taste, the variety on display here is astonishing. There are 4 floors dedicated to this artist, from small works to those taking up a full wall. There are too... More 

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Brooklyn, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

What’s mixed is the range of quality of work on view. I happen to be a Moreau fan, but the work here is inconsistent, and could use some editing. Not that it’s not interesting to see an artist work things out, not everything needs to be brilliant. There are some unquestionable masterpieces on display. And in my opinion it’s always... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

3 key things that you will discover: the Moreau's family home, Gustave Moreau's artwork, and his workshop. The family home will let you discover his artwork, personal belongings, family furniture and family pictures. The 2 workshop are on the upper floors and are definitely impressive by their size and content. As to G. Moreau's artwork, it's all about symbolism with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

You'll learn so much about this artist and his circle. Absolutely charming, and a fantastic way to get inside a period home.

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