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Musee Gustave Moreau

#149 of 1,106 things to do in Paris
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Opera / Bourse
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Address: 14 rue de la Rochefoucauld, 75009 Paris, France
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+33 1 48 74 38 50
10:00 - 12:45
14:00 - 17:15
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This museum features the work of 19th century artist Gustave Moreau.

This museum features the work of 19th century artist Gustave Moreau.

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Great addition to our Paris trip

I was curious to see the artist home but the display of his artwork and his collection was the real treat.

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Leuven, Belgium
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nuits de musées opened the doors for this museum. Our interest was more towards the apartment and atelier (with a very beautiful stair to the upper floor). This experience was truly worthwhile.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I was curious to see the artist home but the display of his artwork and his collection was the real treat.

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London, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The art of Gustave Moreau's is an acquired taste, needing a thorough education in classics and biblical stories. Very cluttered, allusive, often dark. But hey! That's Symbolism for ya! The 2nd floor studio will make any artistic-type weep with envy. Gustave's style is very passe now, but...Strangely appealing, for cultural history buffs.

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Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Intimate museum experience. The artist house, made national museum also features music de chambre concerts on some weekday evenings - somethings we would try have liked to try if we were luckier on our calendar. Even drawing lessons, proposed in-situ by french teachers (require booking on internet). Pleasant to see that art remains a living activity.

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Tucson, Arizona
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Reviewed 27 March 2017

I have mixed feelings about my recent visit to this small national museum devoted to the home, studio, personal belongings and works (paintings, drawings, watercolors) of Symbolist painter Gustave Moreau (1826-98). As I was unfamiliar with this artist, I found it fascinating to see many of his works and to learn a bit about him. But I considered his first-floor... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

Compared to the Louvre this one is just a little box :-). And old house completely stuffed with paintings and drawings. A very nice little cosy museum. Reread your Greek mythology before you get in as lot of paintings reflect those.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 9 March 2017

It's profound to visit the same house Gustave Moreau lived until the end of his days. A male staff on the upper floor was so friendly, helpful and knowledgeable about the artists' life and work. There are thousands of studies you can find and some unfinished work. I would come back here when I visit Paris again.

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

It's got the charm of an artist's house and also the charm of an old-school museum. That said, it could do with some renovation and be brought up to date in museology terms -obviously they haven't gone for less-is-more here. Naturally, if you are into Moreau or the sort of painting that he did, you'll love it here. It'll be... More 

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New York, NY
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Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Even if you are not won over by the symbolist style of painting, Moreau's home and atelier is well worth a detour. It's delightfully musty--which only adds to the charm. And oh- that spiral staircase leading to the huge upstairs studio/ wow. Many of the very numerous works here are explained in detail with the provided laminated panels. They add... More 

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Fort Myers Beach
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

The Musée national Gustave Moreau is an art museum dedicated to the works of Symbolist painter Gustave Moreau (1826-1898.) Its location is a little out-of-the-way, on a small, quiet, up-sloping street in the 9th arrondissement. The museum was Moreau’s home, and the first floor has six small rooms which include a dining room, bedroom, sitting room and an office-library. I... More 

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