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Musee Gustave Moreau

#161 of 1,068 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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Even if you don't appreciate his art, touring the Musee is worth the visit

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Its costs only 6 Euros come early because its can get very busy and you be in a queuing up. I was given a locker to put my bag in. You are allowed to take photos but turn off your flash. Its 3 floor of the house once belong to Gustave Moreau. His home is now turn to exhibitions of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

I always make it a point to visit the small, out-of-the-way museums of Paris, and although Gustave Moreau is not one of my favorite artists, I found his home, and the museum it has become, very attractive. The paintings and prints are clearly labeled, and it was interesting to note that the artist devoted several works to a very compact... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Some great paintings - some very large format in a wonderful older home that has been turned into a museum for the artist. Takes less than an hour of your time and is well worth it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

There are more Japanese who come and visit this exceptional museum than Westerners.....the art reflects the life of the artist who managed to cut himself from the world and paint heroes and heroines from time gone by....the mystical touch of his work is highlighted by his attention to detail....and colour....and dimension (often monumental) helps create a feeling of awe when... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

This is an excellent museum. It has the apartment and the lofts of Gustave Moreau, excellently curated and restored. You not only can see what a lovely 19th/early 20th century Parisian townhouse was like, and reproductions of his and other artists' quarters, you also walk through two large lofts, which contain hundreds of Moreau's works in progress. His imagination and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

We have been already in every big museum in Paris. That's the reason we deceided to give a try to the house of the painter Gustave Moreau. The house is amazing, no wonder his father was a famous architect, the stairs between the 2 and 3 floors out of this world. His paintings are huge, dark, full of simbols, and... More 

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