The Degas House- a historic southern-style bed and breakfast in New Orleans
The Degas House New Orleans has been called a Southern Travel Treasure. This bed and breakfast is set in a beautifully restored historic southern home of master French Impressionist painter Edgar Degas. This bed and breakfast specializes in southern hospitality and hosting eloquent and unique weddings and events.
Located just down the road from New Orleanss historic French Quarter is the Degas House New Orleans. This building was a former home and studio of Edgar Degas and is one of the few open to the public. The house is a museum, a bed and breakfast and a hot spot for special events. The house is located in the fashionable Esplanade Ridge neighbourhood and provides guests with a chance to experience the luxurious Creole lifestyle. A famous Creole breakfast is served to the hotels guests each morning. Guests will also enjoy free secured off-street parking. The Degas House is the perfect place to host a function. Unique business and corporate meetings can be held in the houses Dining Room, its Courtyard or within its Parlors. The courtyard can be tented upon request. The Degas House is also the perfect place to host an eloquent southern-style wedding. The house can host bridal lunches, wedding ceremonies, receptions and rehearsal dinners. The Degas House also features its own beautiful art gallery. Every Tuesday the house features a Bottles and Brushes program, which combines artwork and fine wines. Famous Degas artwork can be purchased from the houses on-site gift shop.
Each guestroom offered by the Degas House is unique. The Estelle Suite offers a private balcony, a king sized bed and a full sized pull out trundle bed. The Mathilde Vacation Rental sleeps up to 4 people and features 2 nicely appointed bedrooms and a private balcony with views of Gayarre Park and Esplanade Avenue. The William Bell Vacation Rental offers two large rooms, a Jacuzzi Tub and a private balcony with a courtyard view. Standard guestroom choices include the Garret, which features a full sized bed, another twin sized bed, a flat screen television and a standing shower, the Desiree room, which includes a Jacuzzi tub and a queen sized bed and the Josephine room, which includes a claw-foot bathtub and a queen sized bed. All of the guestrooms and suites feature telephones with voicemail, free local calls, iPod docking stations with clock radios and free high speed wireless internet. All rooms also come with televisions featuring cable channels.
The city of New Orleans provides for plenty of activities. Visitors to the region can enjoy lots of fine dining establishments, check out some of the local Jazz bars and nightlife hotspots, see fine art in the many local art galleries or enjoy a historic tour. The historic French Quarter is within walking distance of the Degas House New Orleans. The house also offers a series of scheduled tours, including the Degas Tour, which follows the artists works around town.
The Degas House New Orleans is a truly unique New Orleans bed and breakfast establishment.