Degas House Bed and Breakfast
A New Orleans Bed and Breakfast, Degas House is home to the French Impressionist Master, Edgar Degas, and 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. Besides being a Bed and Breakfast in New Orleans, it also serves as a beautiful venue for Courtyard Weddings, Weddings and Receptions in our Grand Parlors, Special Events, The Edgar Degas House Creole Impressionist Tour, Painting Classes and so much more.
Experience Degas Through His Own Eyes
Guests at Degas House experience an unforgettable taste of the legendary and luxurious Creole Lifestyle. Located on the 2nd and 3rd floors of the historic New Orleans home to Degas, rooms and suites are named for the Musson-Degas Family.
When New Orleans weddings, special events, or meetings are in your plans, our lovely Courtyard and Grand Parlors will provide the perfect setting for unique and treasured memories. Degas House has been awarded 2013 and 2014 Best of Weddings by the Knot.com.
Enjoy tree-lined Esplanade Avenue and discover the story of the French Creoles, including Edgar Degas and his maternal family. Hosted by the Great-Grand nieces of the artist himself, this is considered by many to be the most historically accurate tour in New Orleans. The Tour includes exploring both houses and viewing the award winning film "Degas in New Orleans, a Creole Sojourn".
Also included is the Creole Neighborhood of Edgar Degas Walking Tour which explores references to the neighborhood included in Degas' New Orleans letters. The price of the tour is $29 per person. Total time for the tour is 2 hours and 15 minutes.
Advance purchase is recommended as tours sell out! Get info, check availability and book your Edgar Degas House Creole Impressionist & Neighborhood Tour online today through Zerve, call Zerve at (800) 979-3370, or call Degas House at (504) 821-5009 or (800) 755-6730, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upon arrival, guests get treated to a cooked-to-order, homemade breakfast, with offerings such as French Waffles with fresh fruit, over-sized Creole Omelets with choice of fillings, or Bananas Foster Pain Perdu (French toast topped with caramelized bananas). In addition, a complimentary Bloody Mary or Mimosa accompanies each meal, provided by the Edgar Degas Foundation. Following their meal, visitors take part in our world-renowned guided tour experience, featuring a descendant of Degas as the lead tour guide. The Creole Breakfast and the Tour is $50 per person (regular prices: Breakfast $25/person; Tour $29/person). Reservations required. Arrive at 9:00 to enjoy a leisurely breakfast before the 10:30 am tour (please arrive by 10:15 am for tour).