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“Bottles and Brushes”

Edgar Degas House Creole Impressionist Tour
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Edgar Degas House Impressionist Tour in New Orleans
Ranked #101 of 358 things to do in New Orleans
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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.
Rochester, New York, United States
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
“Bottles and Brushes”
Reviewed March 19, 2013

Tour of Edgar Degas' house and painting class. This was a wonderful experience. Very cool to be painting in the same space as a famous artist. Great for beginning artists or experienced artists. Helpful teachers- very flexible and accommodating to the group. We were a group of 23!

Visited March 2013
Thank Maddi H
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English first
Conroe, Texas
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“A little disapointed”
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
4 Thank Chelsea W
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1 review
“Was great tour amazing history about NOLA! Will go again.”
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!

Thank PatrickNOLAMiller
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New Orleans
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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
Thank NCraddieth
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Atlanta, Georgia
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A trip into art history”
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
Thank Jane R
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