Musée National Gustave Moreau

Price guide: Budget

14 rue de la Rochefoucauld, Paris, 75009

Price guide: Budget

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Expert overall rating:4.4 out of 5
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Couples, Mature travellers, Seasoned travellers, Art, Education, History

Expert review of Musée National Gustave Moreau

The wonderfully over-the-top home and studio of Symbolist painter Gustave Moreau.

This is one of those special museums where far from the massive scope of the grand institutions, you are immersed in the concentrated universe of a single artist. In the double-height studio, there are paintings literally all over the walls, and shutters containing hundreds more drawings and watercolours, so you can really see the ideas and preparation that went into Moreau's work, and his fetish subjects like Oedipus and the Sphinx, Salome, winged and clawed beasts and fantastical architectures. Down below is the cluttered apartment Moreau shared with his parents, symbolically arranged by the artist himself with drawings and mementoes. It's also an intriguing sort of artwork in itself, symbolically arranged by the artist with the idea of a museum in mind.

Price advice: 

5 euros, free all under 18s, EU nationals 18-25, and all 1st Sun of the month.

Expert tips: 
The district, dubbed the Nouvelle Athènes in the 19th century when it was home to many artists and writers, is also well worth exploring.

More information on Musée National Gustave Moreau:

Price guide:
Art gallery, Museum
14 rue de la Rochefoucauld, Paris, 75009
01 48 74 38 50
Months open:
All year round
Opening times:
Wed-Mon 10am-12.45pm, 2-5.15pm
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