The Edgar Degas House Creole Impressionist Tour

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Come see where Edgar Degas created 18 paintings, 4 drawings and wrote 5 letters. The 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 place in the world that still exist where Edgar Degas lived and worked.


Tours in New Orleans
Departs From:
New Orleans
Meeting Point:
The Degas House
2 - 2.5 hours
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Located at 2306 Esplanade Avenue New Orleans in the Greater Treme neighborhood. Enjoy the tree lined Esplanade Avenue and discover the story of Edgar Degas, including his French Creole maternal family. Did you know Degas' mother was a French Creole from New Orleans? 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 (considered the "backdoor" to the city) included in Degas' New Orleans letters.


  • See where Degas' Painted 18 New Orleans Paintings

  • See replicas of his famous New Orleans drawings and letters

  • Discussions on Degas' family, the Mussons, and post Civil War life in New Orleans

  • A tour of both houses including artist's studio guided by Degas' Great Grand Nieces

  • A viewing of our award winning documentary, "Degas in New Orleans, a Creole Sojourn"

  • The Creole Neighborhood of Edgar Degas Walking Tour, giving information and the history of trhe Creole neighborhood of Treme, through the letters of Degas.

You can choose between two options rather taking the tour only or the tour including a delicious creole breakfast.


  • The guided tour is led by Degas' Great Grand-Niece(s), through Degas House exhibit spaces in two houses.

  • Viewing of the award winning documentary, Degas in New Orleans, A Creole Sojourn.

  • A guided tour of the Creole Neighborhood of Edgar Degas, based on Degas' New Orleans' letters

  • Self guided Timeline of the Life of Degas, located on our gallery walls.

  • Water and / or Lemonade

  • Free parking


  • Creole breakfast (depend on the option you chose)

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Personal expenses

Creole Breakfast Includes

Bloody Mary or Mimosa, Plated hot meal with Choice of Creole Omelets, Waffles, Pain Perdue, Scrambled Eggs and Bacon. Plated meal will vary depending on season, guests will always have choice of two main items, Unlimited Regular or Decaf Coffee, Choice of Hot Teas, Various Yogurts, Various Cereals, Assorted Whole Fruit, Assorted Cut Fruit, Assorted Breads.

Please Note

Please come 15 minutes before the tour.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 8 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 20% Cancellation Fee (80% reimbursement): between 4 to 7 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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