“Historic Home Courtyard and Inn”
The Degas House is the only home or studio of Degas open to the public in the world.Degas resided in this House (1872 – 1873) with his maternal relatives, the Musson Family, whose business was cotton. New Orleans’ Home to the French Impressionist Master Edgar Degas, the Degas House Historic Home and New Orleans Bed and Breakfast is a masterpiece 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 New Orleans French quarter.
I did not stay at the B&B, but I got their early for their Breakfast
and a Tour program ($35). If you do this as well, make sure to both
call ahead for a reservation AND confirm your reservation the day
before. When I got there, the cook had not been told that I would be
there. Fortunately, she was SUPER nice about it, and still had things
set up in the kitchen for the B&B guests, so I still got food -
which was amazing. I highly recommend the French toast w/ bananas. The
tour started after breakfast and was given by the great-grandniece of
Degas. The "House" is actually two houses that used to be connected, and
you get to see a bit of each, including the room that was Degas' studio
during his 4 month stay at the house. The tour is more of an education
on the family history of Degas than of the actual house, but you get
some of that as well. Over all, definitely worth the $35! (I believe
just going on the tour - without breakfast - was $10 or $15)
This is a pretty upscale B&B. It's the former home of the iconic painter, Edgar Degas. Anyhow, this is just a 7 minute bus ride away from the French Quarter. So the location is good, but not great. It's always better to walk to the French Quarter, if possible. There are only 9 rooms, but all are traditionally decorated, so it's really like stepping back in time. Oh, but with free wifi and tv. There is usually a free Creole breakfast included in your stay, and a tour of the house which has 18 Degas paintings.
Wonderful bed and breakfast and a great history lesson
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The Degas House
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