The Musée Delacroix is a museum that is dedicated solely and exclusively to the great life and times of the artist Eugène Delacroix and houses all or at the very least most of the works of his entire life. The museum is quite distinct in that the actual museum is, in fact, the last apartment that Eugene Delacroix lived in. The apartment is situated in the 6th arrondissement at 6, rue de Furstenberg, Paris, France. Delacroix moved into this apartment in 1857 and he both lived and worked there until his death in 1863.
The apartment where he spent his final few years only contains a small portion of his many art works and sketches. This apartment was on the ground floor and also features a garden where Delacroix had built a good sized artist studio so that he was able to do his work in an inspired and inspiring environment of his own creation. It is precisely within the walls of his own studio that he created and painted the various murals for the St Sulpice Church and it is in fact still possible to view these magnificent frescoes.
This is not all that there is to see in this beautiful and intimate museum. The museum often hosts other exhibitions that are also related to Delacroix's works including a number of very interesting, so called "experimental" works that Delacroix did within the photographic medium which yielded some very interesting results. It seems fitting, when viewed in retrospect, that Delacroix was meant to live out his days here in one of the most romantic squares in all of Paris as the leading romantic painter of his day and generation. All in all, a visit to this beautiful and romantic corner of Paris is well worth the effort. Just being able to see how one of Frances most beloved artists lived out his days, a true and intimate glimpse into the life of an artist is, for the true art lover, a truly priceless opportunity.
You can learn more about Eugène Delacroix and see numerous examples of his work on Artsy.
Facts For Your Visit
Official Website: Musée Eugene DelacroixFee: Yes, however entry is free with the Paris Pass and on the first Sunday of every month. A full day access pass to the Louvre will also be valid for the Musée Delacroix. Please see official website for further details.
- Monday: 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
- Wednesday: 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
- Thursday: 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
- Friday: 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
- Saturday: 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
- Sunday: 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
6 rue de Furstenberg
Phone: +33 1 44 41 86 50
Dennis S. May-10-2015
Five stars if you're in to impressionism and what came just before it. Four if you're not. Why still four stars? - because this is his home, studio, and... Read More
Cinna M. May-18-2013
Ugh. The lower reviews are unfair. This is a fantastic museum and is even better appreciated if you know the works of Delacroix. To be in his apartment,... Read More
Aaron D. Oct-22-2012
Hm, after visiting this museum, I have to say that I'm not sure I like the work of Eugene Delacroix. The museum actually has a lot of other paintings that... Read More
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|Metro / RER Line||Nearest Station||Walking Time|
|M4||Saint Germain des Prés||5 minutes|
How to get to Musée Eugene Delacroix by Metro / RER
The entrance to this museum can be hard to locate as it is inside a hidden courtyard. The courtyard is located through the doors right at the corner of the 2 buildings which you see straight ahead when you click on the Toggle Street View button above the map. There is a sign on the wall next to the door.
From Metro Line 4 exit at Saint Germain des Prés Station look for the sign giving walking directions to the museum. This will direct you north on Rue Boneparte the right (East) on Rue de l'Abbaye then left (North) on Rue de Fubergrsten. The museum entrance is easy to miss. It is at the corner of the buildings on the northwest edge of the small circle (See the streetview image below.) The actual entrance to the museum is off a courtyard beyond the entrance you see from the road.
From Metro Line 10 exit at Mabilon Station and cross Rue du Four (Northwest) then Blvd Saint-Germain (North). Go left (West) up the alley on your right just past Rue de l'Echaude to Rue de l'Abbaye and go left then right (North) on Rue de Fubergrsten.
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