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Musee Gustave Moreau

#158 of 1,085 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 - 17:15
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Mon 10:00 - 12:45
14:00 - 17:15
Wed - Thu 10:00 - 12:45
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Fri - Sun 10:00 - 17:15

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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Small but very fine

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Robbert L
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

Minutes from Trinite Metro station this amazing place houses the artifacts and art of the artists Gustave Moreau. For 6E you get quite a but for your money, the first floor houses his rooms which are small and darkly lit and crammed packed full of things. Up a stair case and you enter a huge room with a grand spiral... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

There's a LOT of art to see here, 2 floors in fact. Much of it religious, some deeply disturbed. There's a beautiful spiral staircase. It's a little off the beaten path.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

I found his paintings very interesting, and thinking about how he fit in to the changes going on in art at the time makes for an interesting visit. His rooms are a good insight into how (perhaps?) a moderately successful painter would have lived. Worth an hour, get there early as it is small and gets crowded quickly.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

My wife is an artist and she loved the house and the collection. I enjoyed the museum, but I prefer it when artist house museums leave the studio intact, with easels and work space preserved. Not the case here. Lots of his work is on display, so if you like Moreau, you will love this museum. You could easily spend... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Sigmund Freud had a print or copy of Moreau's Oedipus and the Sphinx in his Vienna office and I thought the original would be here. There are drawings of the famous duo, but the original is in New York City. There are hundreds of other Moreaus here and my wife, who disliked this museum, said there were so many because... More 

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