Breakfast and The Tour
The concept is simple: Rise early and enjoy an authentic Creole breakfast, followed by our award-winning guided, Edgar Degas House Creole Impressionist Tour.
What a great experience Degas House offers to visitors of New Orleans! We welcome you to spend a morning with us. Come hungry and begin your day by enjoying a Creole breakfast in our breakfast room, with menu items much the same as Edgar Degas might have enjoyed when he lived in the home. Start off with a Bloody Mary or Mimosa provided by the Edgar Degas Foundation, delicious Community coffee, a favorite of the South, and orange juice. Then choose from various items, cooked-to-order, such as French waffles with fresh fruit, over-sized Creole omelets with your choice of fillings, Bananas Foster Pain Perdu (French toast topped with caramelized bananas), and more. Enjoy your leisurely breakfast surrounded by the art of Edgar Degas. Our cooks not only produce delicious food but are a delight to visit with. We receive many wonderful comments on our breakfasts, such as “Wonderful. The [Bananas Foster] French toast was the best I’ve ever had,” (Bessie T.) and regarding our service, “Excellent!! Service is outstanding” (Miriam P.).
Following the meal, visitors take part in our world-renowned guided tour experience, the "Edgar Degas House Creole Impressionist Tour", often featuring one of the great-grandnieces of Degas as the lead tour guide. The tour includes exploring both houses of the historic home, along with the museum gallery, courtyard, and Degas’ studio, and viewing the award-winning documentary, "Degas in New Orleans, a Creole Sojourn". The tour also includes discussions on Degas' family, the Mussons, and post-Civil War life in New Orleans.
Following the tour of the home is “The Creole Neighborhood of Edgar Degas Walking Tour” which gives information and the history of the Creole neighborhood of Treme, through the letters of Degas.
You will also have the opportunity to visit our gift shop, filled with replicas of Edgar Degas sculptures, books, and other items.
While living in New Orleans, Edgar Degas created 18 paintings, 4 drawings and 5 letters. According to art historians and Degas scholars, all of Degas' New Orleans paintings were created in the house. Degas House has been distinguished by The French Ministry of Culture and is included in the French National Order of Arts and Letters. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is the only home or studio in the world open to the public.
Advance purchase recommended as tours sell out! Get info, check availability and book your Breakfast and Tour online today, or call Zerve at (800) 979-3370.