Breakfast and Tour at Degas House
Breakfast and Edgar Degas House Creole Impressionist 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.
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, Bananas Foster Pain Perdu (French toast topped with caramelized bananas), Grillades and Grits, Cheese Grits, and more. In addition, a complimentary Bloody Mary or Mimosa accompanies each meal, provided by the Edgar Degas Foundation.
Following the meal, visitors take part in our world-renowned guided tour experience, the "Edgar Degas House Creole Impressionist Tour", featuring one of the great-grandnieces of Degas as the lead tour guide. The tour includes exploring the historic home, museum, courtyard, and Degas’ studio, and viewing the award-winning documentary, "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. Creole Breakfast and the Tour is $50 per person (regular price: Breakfast $25/person; Tour $29/person). Breakfast is served between 9:00 am and 10:00 am. Reservations are required. Total time for the tour is 2 hours and 15 minutes.
Advance purchase recommended as tours sell out! Get info, check availability and book your Breakfast & the Degas House Tour online today, or call Zerve at (800) 979-3370.
Take a look at the Breakfast and the Tour Menu:
The Documentary Features:
• Jim Byrnes, Director Emeritus, New Orleans Museum of Art
• John Bullard, Director, New Orleans Museum of Art
• Dr. Gail Feigenbaum, Curator of Paintings, New Orleans Museum of Art Curator, Degas and New Orleans, A French Impressionist in America
• Dr. Marilyn Brown, Professor of Art History, Tulane University; Author, Degas and the Business of Art, A Cotton Office in New Orleans
• Dr. Christopher Benfey, Mellon Professor of English, Mount Holyoke
Accolade Regarding Breakfast and the Tour:
Dear People at Degas House,
We had the Creole Breakfast recently on Thursday, 17th April, followed by the historical tour.
Thank you sincerely to Carolyn for the beautiful food which she served us, and making our first visit to New Orleans such a memorable one. We attach a photo which we hope you will pass on to Carolyn in appreciation.
Thank you also to the two ladies who took us on our exploration of the house, the art, and the neighbourhood.
I am so sorry that I haven't remembered your names. We had a wonderful experience.
Margaret and John