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“Most. Inspiring. Museum. Ever.”

Musee Gustave Moreau
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Owner description: This museum features the work of 19th century artist Gustave Moreau.
Vasto, Italy
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86 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Most. Inspiring. Museum. Ever.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2012

I'm quite interested in arts, and I saw a lot of famous museums in Europe. I'm from Italy, so I've been in Rome, Firenze, Venice. I've been in all major museum in Paris as well. But this one, this little jewel, is just the best museum I've ever visited. Gustave Moreau was a real artist, one whose soul was tormented and deep with emotions. This museum actually was his own house and studio. You have to come here, 'meet' the man on the first floor, and then 'meet' the artist on the second floor. You have to come here to drown in this unique atmosphere, almost a ghost hunting the very heart of human soul. The museum in itself is rich and full of art, quality art. But the sensation you get here goes way beyond that 'simple' goodness. Here is no Louvre, no D'Orsay. Here lived and loved and painted a man, an artist, and his spirit lies within these walls. Coming here is really a once in a lifetime experience, sure not to missed if you drop by in Paris.

Visited October 2012
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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Astonishingly beautiful art!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2012

Did not know what to expect prior to visiting this museum, so went in openminded and left in awe of this artist.

The museum was really his home which provides a really good vision of daily life and the location is within walking distance to several other primo museums and monuments (Louvre, Concorde, Opera etc...). The artist designed the house as a museum and funded it as well prior to his death.

Now the artwork - his use of colors, tones, themes etc... convey so much emotion. Some paintings are dark, moody, and invoke a deep emotion and others have such vibrant colors that it simply astounds. Upon entry to the first gallery, the spiral staircase grabs your attention and is really captivating.

Well worth your time and effort. If the art does not catch your attention, then at least the home furnishings will make it worthwhile.

PS - buy the museum pass for a very good deal. It lets you bypass certain long entry lines and it pays for itself after visiting just a few museums. Also, no elevator; so beware if climbing stairs poses a problem.

Visited November 2012
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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“It's acquired taste, but you should acquire it”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2012

His painting is not everybody's cup of tea, but if you likes drawings, it is such a treat to see thousands of drawings on view by a first-rate practitioner of this art. It makes it even sweeter when you are one of the only 3 people there on a rainy Sat afternoon. The house itself is worth visiting if only you want to see a Belle Epoque house in Montmartre.

Visited October 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Fascinating home and studio”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2012

This museum gives a fascinating insight into the life and art of Moreau. The rooms of the house are well furnished with Moreau's belongings and possesions whilst the enormous studio is filled with many of his own works from the small to the monumental in scale, from unfinished to highly finished.

Visited August 2012
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Beverley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Don't miss this gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2012

The staircase, the art, its packed!
So interesting and informative to learn how pictures were done.
I loved this place

Visited August 2011
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