Gustave Moreau Museum (Musee Gustave Moreau) Tours
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French Symbolist painted Gustave Moreau (1826-1898) spent the last years of his life alone in a small provincial house he’d purchased in 1852. Since he had no family to pass along his artwork to, he decided to bequeath his estate and all the paintings and drawings found within to the state of France.
Today, this former private home serves as a museum for Moreau’s work. Set up by Moreau himself and opened in 1903, the museum showcases the artist’s private collection of family portraits, souvenirs and personal mementos on the first floor and his paintings, inspired by fantastical scenes from Greek mythology and the Bible in the light-filled studios on the top two floors. Six rooms on the ground floor, previously closed to the public, were recently opened after extensive renovation and offer a look at life during the nineteenth century.
The Musee Gustave Moreau is accessible via metro stops Trinité, Saint Georges and Pigalle. It’s closed on Tuesdays.
Address: 14 Rue de la Rochefoucauld, Paris, France
Hours: Closed on Tuesdays Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 10am - 12.45pm and 2pm - 5.15pm Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 10am - 5.15pm
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The Gustave Moreau Museum is a dazzling place, but once past the amazement one can be a little frustrated by his visit. Indeed, little information is available to know the life of Gustave Moreau, but above all to understand the incredible complexity of his work. Together we will explore his work, to find all the little details hidden but rich in meaning. I will explain all the references of these works that mix imagination, ancient mythology and religion. With me, not only will you discover a place off the beaten track, but you will enter into the imagination of an incredible painter.
Price varies by group size
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What are Gustave Moreau Museum (Musee Gustave Moreau) hours of operation?
Gustave Moreau Museum (Musee Gustave Moreau) hours of operation: Closed on Tuesdays Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 10am - 12.45pm and 2pm - 5.15pm Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 10am - 5.15pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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The best ways to experience Gustave Moreau Museum (Musee Gustave Moreau) are:
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