Musée National Eugène Delacroix
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Musée National Eugène Delacroix

Musée National Eugène Delacroix
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The former home of 19th-century painter Eugène Delacroix has been preserved and has a number of his works on display.
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Neighborhood: Saint-Germain-des-Prés
In Saint-Germain-des-Prés, life is effortlessly chic and all things are beautiful. The main boulevard is dotted with famed terraced cafés, haut-couture shops, ivy-covered railings and fine-dining restaurants. Antique dealers and art galleries surround the fine art school and small museums hide in unassuming squares. The neighborhood’s namesake church is the oldest in Paris and is the backdrop for talented musicians every weekend. The Luxembourg Gardens house the national senate, splendid lawns and flourishing flower beds. Famous faces and bourgeois Parisians frequent Saint Germain accompanied by the students of Rue Saint Guillaume and Rue des Saints-Pères. This is a neighborhood where afternoon people-watching from a café or playing cards in a brasserie are a key part of the daily fabric.
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  • Saint-Germain-des-Prés • 3 min walk
  • Mabillon • 3 min walk
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Shir H
Tel Aviv, Israel124 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Solo
Amazing historical studio of the important painter Eugene Delacroix. He was working there, in the middle of the city- managed to have a quiet beautiful garden and peace for himself. Perfect little art spot in the amazing Saint Germain
Written July 16, 2023
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Yves G
Paris, France357 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015
The museum occupies part of the apartment on Place Fürstenberg, where the painter died, and his workshop which opens onto a private garden. In 1857 Eugène Delacroix, who was sick and tired, decided to leave Notre-Dame de Lorette to be closer to the Eglise Saint-Sulpice where he had been responsible for decorating the Chapelle des Saints-Anges, considered as his spiritual testament. After his death on 13 August 1863, various tenants occupied the apartment until plans came about to destroy the workshop and replace it with a garage. It was at this point that two painters, Maurice Denis and Paul Signac, great admirers of Delacroix, as well as various other personalities, created the Société des Amis d'E. Delacroix in order to prevent this sacrilegious destruction.
In 1951, the building was put up for sale. Without the necessary funds to buy the house, the Société des Amis sold some of the collections to the State in order to buy the property. En 1954, they made a donation to the State who comitted to creating a museum there. In an intimate setting, the recently renovated museum offers a personal approach to the work of the great artist through a selection of paintings, drawings, watercolours, pastels, sketches, preparatory studies as well as letters from and photos of those who were close to him (Charles Baudelaire, Théophile Gautier, George Sand and Léon Riesener). This collection provides an insight into the creative wealth of one of the great figures of French painting.
Written April 8, 2016
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CDM49
Amarillo, TX6,263 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2013 • Couples
Located in a small pretty neighborhood square and easy to find as there are signs pointing the way. The exhibit is in the last home of the artist as he was painting frescoes such as Jacob wrestling with the angel in Saint Sulpice. There is a good display of paintings, drawings, etchings and letters. A pretty garden is worth a short stroll and don't miss the studio where he painted and over 50 quality paintings are on display. A good museum to visit just a short distance from Cathedral Saint Germaine Du Peres which is also worth the time.
Written August 2, 2013
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Delacroissant
Boston, MA15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Couples
This past Sunday (the first Sunday of the month in Paris) most museums were free in Paris. We had been advised to avoid the larger museums on this day because of overcrowding (by the amazing Paul of Wego Walking Tours). So we settled on this small and hidden museum which had once been the home of Eugene Delacroix. When I typed the address into my phone, it laid out a circuitous path through back streets and winding alleys in St. Germain. The route was almost as interesting as the museum.
I'm a fan of Delacroix and after our visit my husband was also. This Parisian home is homey and intimate. It was indeed uncrowded on this day (thanks again, Paul) and we wandered freely through the museum which has a representative sampling of Delacroix's works and a charming walled garden.
I would recommend this small museum which can be seen in under an hour and lead you to a lovely part of St. Germain.
Written June 11, 2015
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Adrian H
Cardiff, UK142 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2012 • Solo
This small museum is in the middle of St. Germain area, but is very hard to find, until you're there ! Only after you pay 10e to get in you see how small it is. You would have to be a huge fan to find the meagre displays satisfying. I did not.
Written June 24, 2012
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marks80
Warsaw, Poland4 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2012 • Couples
Just one thing - there were exactly 3 pieces by Delacroix. Rest was either by his friends or influenced by him. Good thing we had this included in our Paris Musem Pass, or I would feel I have been ripped off.
Written January 22, 2012
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Stacey I
Wilmington, DE50 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
In the square from the final scene of The Age of Innocence with Daniel Day Lewis, the square where Delacroix's apartment and studio and gardens is situated hit you with charm and a wave of serenity as you come around the corner! His studio is most impressive and the gardens below a Garden of Eden for certain.
Written November 18, 2019
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Luciana S
Brookline, MA44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2014 • Friends
I visited over Christmas and it was beautiful. Small but you have to take in the experience of being where he lived. Take the time to visit the garden, even in the rain. It will transport you to a better understanding of the artist. Also, the staff is very friendly and helpful.
I highly recommend a visit to the St. Sulpice church to see one of his paintings before you go to the museum. It is very close by.
Written January 5, 2015
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saritrace
Amsterdam, The Netherlands288 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014 • Couples
A tiny museum. I'm not a great fan of Delacroix, but the house itself is worth a visit. The studio is a lovely space, and the little garden is very pretty and well maintained- one of those peaceful hidden corners of Paris. The area around the museum is also good for a wander. If you have a ticket for the Louvre it allows you to visit this museum free of charge on the same day, otherwise it will cost Euro 12 to enter - a steep price for what's on offer here, unless you're a die-hard Delacroix fan.
Written October 13, 2014
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eddiebrylcreem
Aylesbury, UK76 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2012 • Friends
Anyone even vaguely interested in the great painter Eugène Delacroix should not fail to visit the museum devoted to him. It occupies the last of the dozen or so houses he occupied in Paris during the final years of his life, and, although it is a mere couple of minutes walk from the Saint-Germain-des-Prés metro station it is a quiet haven, the entrance hidden away in the corner of the exquisite little Place de Furstenberg.

At the moment much of the space (including his vast studio) is taken up by a temporary exhibition based on the painters who admired him (Fantin Latour, in particular), so you might be disappointed that there are so few examples of the works of Delacroix on show. (Though make sure not to miss the tender portrait of his elderly housekeeper Jenny Le Guillou, who nursed him through his final illness until his death on the 13 August 1863.)

However, since the museum is administered by the Louvre, it makes sense to combine a visit to both museums for the price of one. You can only do this on the same day, but you could make it a proper Delacroix day.

Get to the Place de Furstenberg at 9.30, opening time and buy a double ticket, currently for 10 euros (the price you would pay for the Louvre alone).Spend an hour, say, including a few minutes in the pleasant garden, then head towards the river and walk across to the Louvre.

There will certainly be a queue, but most people won't have a ticket. So go to the front and enter the separate place for people already holding tickets. Once inside, find out where the Delacroix paintings are to be found, and you will be in for a treat. There is averything from the vast canvases, such as 'Liberty leading the People' (La Liberté Guidant le Peuple), 'Death of Sardanapalus', and 'Women of Algiers' down to more intimate works, including a lovely self-portrait, as well as an unfinished portrait of his friend Chopin.

That might be enough of the Louvre for one day. There's no law that says you have to see absolutely everything.
Written March 9, 2012
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