Musée Gustave Moreau, a confidential museum in Paris

Published by Rizhlaine F., Elodie D. · Published on 24 August 2020 at 12h39
The Musée Gustave Moreau is a confidential museum in Paris 9th arrondissement taking you to the flat and studio of the Parisian artist. This is a genuine bubble untouched by time fascinating Parisians and people coming to Paris for the day or several.

Set in a Provincial-inspired home in Paris 9th arrondissement, Gustave Moreau’s studio and flat unveil the universe of the Parisian artist as he wanted it to be. As a matter of fact, he thinks of this works that “apart, they perish; together, they give the idea of what [he was] as an artist and the environment [he] enjoyed dreaming in”.

Eclectic, his work is inspired by mythologic characters in reference scenes: believing he is trying to transposed “all the yearnings of dreaming, tenderness, love, enthusiasm and religious elevation towards superior spheres” in his works and invites you to dream to get closer to God.

Therefore, in 1895, he decided to furbish the family house into a Museum House, barely three years before he dies. The studios on floors 2 and 3, as well as the first-floor flat are kept in their original states and invite us to enter the artist’s universe and daily life. Studios are bright and large, as Gustave Moreau wanted, making the tour of his Maison-Musée very pleasant.

We also discover some 400 paintings and a unique collection of watercolors displayed in the six rooms of the basement. There is also a spiral staircase that has been fascinating amateur photographers. A little gem in the Parisian museums you shall discover.

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
Starts 23 July 2020



    14, rue de la Rochefoucauld
    75009 Paris 9

    Métro 12 : station Trinité ou Saint-Georges

    -26 ans UE: Free
    tarif réduit: €3
    Plein tarif: €7

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