Experience True Creole Charm at the Degas House Historic Home
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
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Step into the past at the Edgar Degas House, once home to the renowned French Impressionist Master. The resplendent hallway from a past era invites you into the elegant house where the artist lived and painted in 1872-73. This New Orleans landmark is the only home or studio of Degas in the world open to visitors and stands as America's most treasured piece of Impressionist history.
A large collection of reproductions from his world-famous paintings, including many of those done in New Orleans, adorn the hallways and rooms of this grand old home. The common spaces of the house, including "Atelier Edgar (Edgar's Studio), the original room believed to be Degas' bedroom and art studio, are open to the public.
A complete restoration of the entire bed and breakfast has brought back eminence and dignity to this historic landmark. Acute attention to the original floor-plans enabled the house to resume its once majestic characteristics. Historic authenticity is reflected throughout the home's interior and exterior including the color selections of the rooms, which were guided by Degas letters home from New Orleans as well as actual paintings he did in the house.
As accommodations for special guests, for an elegant and intimate event, unique meeting space, or an afternoon spent viewing the house and strolling through its classic New Orleans neighborhood, our museum quality, award-winning house has never failed to impress our visitors and guests.
The Degas House is located in a residential area and therefore is comfortably removed from the heart of the city, while nearly devoid of traffic and noise pollution. About two miles from the Degas House you will find the large and beautiful City Park and New Orleans Museum of Art, while two miles in the other direction one will find the historic French Quarter for which New Orleans is known around the world. Our location is ideally situated to offer the peace and quiet of a bed and breakfast while close to some of New Orleans' most famous attractions.
If you are looking for additonal space, please contact the Degas House directly as we would love to accomodate you.
Come and experience New Orleans from the same perspective as the artist himself!
Keywords: Bed and Breakfast, Historic Home, Vacation Rental
- Vacation Rental
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 34, Beds for 27-34
Bathrooms: 9 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Shared Kitchen:
- Catering Available
- Parking Off Street
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Linens Provided
- Telephone with voice mail and free local calls, Featured Degas House Reproductions, Expanded Continental and Creole Breakfast, 24 hour gratis beverages, Private Balconies in Suites, Fireplaces and Chandeliers, Cable TV and VCR, Shared use of Full Kitchen, Linens and Laundry Service provided, Washer and Dryer, Jacuzzi Tubs, Off-Street Parking, Free WiFi, Computer Modem Hook-Ups, Gift Shop, Tour of the House included in Room Rate...moreless
- Satellite / Cable:
- Wireless Internet
- Lanai / Gazebo
- Deck / Patio
- Miniature Golf
- Wildlife Viewing
- Sight Seeing
- Live Theater
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Gorgeous Home in Esplanade Ridge!
Gorgeous Home in Esplanade Ridge!
Our stay at the Degas House was an experience I’ll never forget. The home was beautiful and the staff was SO accommodating. To top off a great stay, the breakfast was amazing! I can’t recommend this place enough.
- Guest Queen7 (New Orleans)
- Date of stay 04/07/11
- Review Submitted 05/23/11
Recommended for: Girls getaway, romantic getaway.
Charming and Quaint Historic Home
Charming and Quaint Historic Home
I stayed at the Degas House with a handful of friends. Like much of New Orleans, the home has plenty of charm and history, in addition to its beautiful architecture. I, personally, stayed in the Desiree Room, which was very spacious and comfortable. It also has ample natural light, which enhanced the room’s natural splendor. The Degas House also has a very interesting guided tour that as a guest of the house is free! It provides a glimpse into the past and really makes you feel priveleged to sleep in such a storied residence. Other highlights of our stay were a tremendous breakfast and a wonderfully accomodating staff. I would highly recommend a stay at the Degas House to anyone planning on visiting New Orleans.
- Guest Nurse2011 (Omaha, Nebraska)
- Date of stay 03/22/10
- Review Submitted 04/09/11
Recommended for: Girls getaway.
SUMMER RATE: All Room Rentals... $730 (4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11) SUMMER: Full Occupancy... $830 (4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15) NORMAL RATE: All Room Rentals... $974 (4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11) NORMAL: Full Occupancy... $1,074 (4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15) Special Rates Apply: Mardi Gras, French Quarter Festival, Jazz Fest, Etc. Interested in corporate rentals or large party accomodations? Please contact the Degas House directly to learn about our corporate suites and large party packages.
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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Year Purchased: 1997
About the owner: David’s passion for the grand houses of New Orleans led him to purchase the Edgar Degas house in 1993, restoration took place in 1995 and opened in 1996 as the “Degas House Historic Home and Courtyard Inn.” The Edgar Degas foundation was established in 1995 as a 501C3 non-profit organization, whose educational mission includes preserving the legacy of Degas worldwide. The French Minister of Culture presented David the award of Chevalier (photo) in the French National Order of Arts and Letters in March 2009, for his accomplishments in furthering French culture in New Orleans and preserving French Heritage through his work on the Degas House. Currently, David is working with the American Association of Museums, who have invited Degas House to participate and is currently involved in the Museum Assessment program, evaluating Degas House for accreditation as a “Historic House Museum.” Besides flying, David enjoys skiing and water sports, and traveling, especially Europe and the Greek Islands. At home, David enjoys hosting parties at the Degas House.
Why the Owner Chose Other New Orleans Properties:
My passion for the grand houses of New Orleans stems from having lived on Historic Esplanade Avenue as a child, in my ancestral maternal families’ home, only blocks from the degas house.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
“After traveling much of the world, I have attempted to incorporate many of the experiences I’ve had, to reflect the Degas House as more than a place to visit or spend the night, but to create a true, authentic experience for the most savvy and educated traveler interested in a unique travel adventure, while maintaining a relaxed, casual atmosphere. Our guests truly feel at home with not only the house, but also the history that unfolded here within our 4 walls. Tours include a viewing of the award winning film of Degas time in New Orleans and are often guided by a Degas direct decedent The Property has been restored to reflect the backgrounds of the Masterpieces created by Edgar Degas during his time in the house Weekenders enjoy sumptuous Creole Breakfast wifi, local phone calls. weekday continental breakfasts and secured off street parking are all included in the price.
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Our courtyard is perfect for weddings, corporate events, and private parties.
Our resident chef, Sharon, never dissapoints.
The Desiree Room is well-suited to hosts romantic getaways.
View of our two parlors.
Our courtyard is ideal for weddings, private parties, and corporate events.
Discover the history and fall in love with the charm of the Edgar Degas House!
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