Explore the Treme neighborhood of New Orleans, following the life of Edgar Degas at 2 historic houses in the Creole quarter. Enjoy a breakfast cooked to order, and watch the award-winning documentary “Degas in New Orleans, A Creole Sojourn.”
What to Expect
Explore the life and times of Edgar Degas in New Orleans on a 2.5-hour walking tour of his family home and the Creole neighborhood that inspired his work.
Start with a delicious hot Creole breakfast, cooked to order. Breakfast is served in Degas House from 08:00-10:00, and includes one complimentary beverage. Then, explore the timeline of Degas in New Orleans and the Esplanade Ridge district. Home of his maternal family, Degas painted some 22 portraits of his relatives during an extended stay in the house.
The guided tour of the apartments includes a viewing of the award-winning documentary, “Degas in New Orleans, A Creole Sojourn,” and a chance to see period furniture and reproductions of many of his paintings.
You will also explore the Treme neighborhood where Edgar Degas spent time, exploring the traditional Creole district based on his letters. Learn who lived in the houses, how the area impacted on his life, and how his time in the city helped give birth to the Impressionist movement.
The Creole Breakfast consists of:
One Mimosa or Bloody Mary to start and then a 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 and cereals, assorted cut and whole fruit and an assortment of breads.
- Guided tour of Degas House, and the Treme neighborhood
- Hot Creole breakfast
- Free parking
Know Before You Go
• Please wear comfortable walking shoes as it's a 4-5 block walk, rain or shine
• Please wear appropriate clothes for the weather