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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 #57 of 787 Attractions in Paris
Type: Art Museums
Description: This museum features the work of 19th century artist Gustave Moreau.
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Chicago
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 NEW

Gustave Moreau painted mythical and religious scenes, His home is rather eclectic. It is most famous for the staircase which leads up to his studio. Many of his major works are on display. If you are interested in his watercolors you need to ask a guard who will open the drawers containing the paintings.

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Paris
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I am a big fan of Gustave Moreau art, so I was expecting a lot from my visit. I was not disapointed at all. The museum is the Parisian house of the artist, with his studio. A wonderful atmosphere. There is not so many paintings but we weel the spirit.

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Dexter, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

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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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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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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152 helpful votes 152 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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