Degas House Historic Home, Courtyard, & Inn

2306 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, Louisiana 70119
  • Summary

    Rare Opportunity to Experience Art History

    Experience a taste of the luxurious Creole lifestyle in a historic home overflowing with hospitality, history, and elegance.

    Degas House Historic Home, Courtyard, and Inn of New Orleans, Louisiana is the former home of the famous French Impressionist Master Edgar Degas and it is the only home or studio belonging to Degas to ever be open to the public. This historic home beautifully reflects its rich artistic history.

    The house is located on Esplanade Avenue along with other historic homes, a cemetery, and the Museum of Free People of Color. The famous French Quarter is only eleven blocks away. The City Park, several museum houses, restaurants, and the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) are within walking distance of the house.

    In the spring, the Degas House is the perfect jumping off point to experience the music, crafts, and food of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival known as Jazz Fest.

    The bed and breakfast of the Degas House is located on the second and third floors of the home consisting of six rooms and three suites. Each guestroom is equipped with a refrigerator and two of the suites have kitchens. Guests also have access to the courtyard, gallery, and parlors.



  • Introduction



    "New Orleans’ Home to the French Impressionist Master Edgar Degas, the Degas House Historic Home and New Orleans Bed and Breakfast is a masterpiece of history and hospitality. It is the only home or studio of Degas anywhere in the world that is open to the public, beautifully restored and located on majestic Esplanade Avenue just eleven blocks from the famous New Orleans French quarter." -- Excerpt from

  • Insider's Info

    Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to David Villarrubia for sharing his own secrets with!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    Art History connection; Sometimes location, re Jazz Fest.

    What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?

    The historic events we celebrate here actually occurred here. NO ghost stories! All documented fact!

    If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?

    The nightlife, music, food, culture (fusion) collision of numerous ethnic groups, the people, and the soul of the place, there is something for everyone here.

    What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?

    "WOW" ...they had no idea that the step back in time was so dramatic.

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    Degas House!! (No kidding!) Also, Mother Cabrini founded a school and orphanage for girls, which is totally uncelebrated!! The restaurants.

    If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?

    City Park, the Museum of Art; take a ride on an authentic Venetian Gondola; kayaking on Bayou St. John.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    The French Quarter; City Park and the museum; museum houses; historic Esplanade Avenue; restaurants.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    Café Degas, French; Lola’s, Spanish Tapas and Paella; Nona Mia, Italian; Santa Fe, Tex-Mex

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    We have 6 rooms and 3 suites.

    Do you accept pets?

    No pets, but we can recommend places.


  • Degas House Weddings & Events

    The Degas House is dedicated to helping you create your wedding masterpiece. For more information about a New Orleans Wedding at the Degas House, please visit our website or call 504-821-5009.

    Photo by Maile Lani.

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