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Edgar Degas House Creole Impressionist Tour

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Edgar Degas House Creole Impressionist Tour

184 Reviews
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Stace62 wrote a review Feb 2020
Minnedosa, Canada18 contributions4 helpful votes
One of the first things we did with our NO Sightseeing Pass. We weren’t sure what we were in for but it was very entertaining. Loved the interesting stories about the history of NOLA. There a great coffee shop close by The Pagoda Cafe.
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Date of experience: February 2020
L S wrote a review Jan 2020
New Orleans, Louisiana4 contributions2 helpful votes
I was really disappointed in this tour to say the least... the tour guide talked alot about the wealth of the family and how they invested so much in the Confederate South and how they so sadly lost it all and of the families misfortune without mentioning about how the family aquired the wealth in the first place. Musson was a cotton broker, whats that I asked? "I'm not sure..." "Did they own slaves?" "No..." But what about their slave quarters at their mansion in the Garden District...? And no mention of slavery at all in the entire tour?!? I'm so tired of these tours of these homes and plantations that glamorize the wealth and the sob story how they lost it all after the civil war and skim over slavery as if it was some kind of just unfortunate event, not even needing a mention. I urge all tour guides in New Orleans to go to the Whitney plantation so they can learn and teach people the truth about slavery in New Orleans instead skipping it and romanticizing it, it's your moral responsible as historians.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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greatwools wrote a review Jan 2020
Victoria, Canada20 contributions12 helpful votes
I visited this museum as part of the NOLA Power Pass which I had for three days. I also ate breakfast here, which was good, but meant that I spent the entire morning on this one event. As other reviewers have indicated, it's quite a bit off the beaten track, so you will need to take a cab or be prepared to walk a long way. While I did enjoy the house tour somewhat, really, it could have been accomplished in a third of the time. It's hard to stand up for two hours and the guide, who I believe is the artist's great niece, while passionate, could be more economical in her delivery. I finally left because I had other things to do that day and there was no end in sight after two full hours. I would suggest that you could do this as a self-guided tour with head phones whereby you click on a number and receive succinct information on what you're looking at. I was also disappointed that there was no original art there.
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Date of experience: December 2019
NorthStar19243376471 wrote a review Dec 2019
2 contributions1 helpful vote
We were expecting a very lovely breakfast, but were disappointed. Breakfast okay. Coffee terrible. Tour was good with very knowledgeable tour guide.
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Date of experience: December 2019
travelartist0 wrote a review Dec 2019
New York City, New York52 contributions43 helpful votes
I booked online from home. It was pricey for a breakfast and tour but the photos were so charming and we have seen many Degas paintings in Paris, Philadelphia and New York so it was right up our alley. We were staying at a hotel on Canal and the taxi ride was longer than expected. When we arrived there was nobody around. All doors we tried were locked. I had received a confirming email the day before so I knew the date was right. A very upset woman opened a door and said that she hadn’t been informed that we were coming, she had cleared the breakfast table because they had a Christmas party that night and between sighing, yelling into her phone and ranting at us finally prepared scrambled eggs and coffee. We could make our own toast or eat cold supermarket mini muffins with the eggs. At some point a young intern from the office across the way came in. She ushered us across the courtyard and said she called the docent who wouldn’t be there for an hour ( we fell through the cracks). We could watch an old video on a tv in a freezing room next door unless other people came. Then we’d have to watch it again. My husband watched it. I sat in the office because it was warm, the docent came , a lovely woman, who was eager to tell me about Degas but I just wanted to leave. They called us a taxi. I cannot recommend this tour. The buildings are interesting, very old and probably could tell some great stories , and all the art is reproductions.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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