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“A little disapointed” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Edgar Degas House Creole Impressionist Tour

Edgar Degas House Creole Impressionist Tour
2306 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans, LA 70119 (Mid-City)
504 821 5009
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$29*
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Ranked #78 of 190 Attractions in New Orleans
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Once Home to the French Impressionist Edgar Degas, the Degas House Historic Home, Courtyard & Inn is a master-piece of history and hospitality. It is the only home or studio of Degas anywhere in the world that is open to the public beautifully restored and located on majestic Esplanade Avenue just eleven blocks from the famous French quarter. Extensive collection of Degas' reproductions are available by appointment, and our gift shop offers high quality remembrances of your visit. If a wedding or special event is in your plans, our lovely courtyard and grand parlors will provide the perfect setting for unique and treasured memories for guests and families.
New Iberia, Louisiana
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“A little disapointed”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

I really enjoy art history and Degas is one of my favorites. I was really looking forward to this tour but was a little disapointed. In the begining they have you sit and watch a long video that gives you background on Degas family. ( kinda felt like I coulda googled that) Then a short walk through the two halves of the houses. They point out cheap reproductions on the wall of what he was working on durning that time. I was so disapointed that there wernt original works. The stuff they had looked like framed posters. I really felt like I didnt need to be in that house which has been chopped up and moved around to learn these things. Then there was a short walking tour at the end that just gave history of the surrounding area. Overall I felt like it was overpriced and would tell a friend to skip it. Maybe if you were doing one of their paint nights it would be more fun.

Visited February 2013
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“Was great tour amazing history about NOLA! Will go again.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

The guide was amazing and the tours around the neighborhood with friendly southern service,and a nice treat after I give it 5 stars and WILL recondmend it!

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New Orleans
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“wedding”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

the artwork is a definite revelation of Mr. Degas love of ballerinas. this is a great venue for intimate affairs.

Visited April 2012
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Atlanta, Georgia
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“A trip into art history”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

Don't expect to see original art by Degas (go to the New orleans Museum of Art for that) but you will get an inside view of Creole family history from one of Degas' great grand nieces. The house is a work in process and the tour is casual & personal. We thought it was definitely worth the $15 price.

Visited November 2012
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Toronto, Canada
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“Very interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

It was neat to see where Edgar Degas stayed and painted. What made it even more interesting was the tours are given by his great grand niece. She gives a very good tour.

Visited November 2012
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