Visit the Gustave Moreau museum from the Cadet Residence

Visit the Gustave Moreau museum from the Cadet Residence

October 21st, 2022

Visiting Paris is always an opportunity to discover the great monuments. But, unless you spend several weeks there, it is not easy to make a choice, as there are so many museums and high places. From the Cadet Résidence, we recommend that you visit the Gustave Moreau Museum, a tribute to this great Symbolist painter.

The Gustave Moreau Museum

Located in the 9tharrondissement of Paris, not far from the Hôtel de la Cadet Résidence, the Gustave Moreau Museum is a national museum housed in the painter’s former studio.

We discover 14,000 works by different authors, including the artist’s paintings, but also his watercolours, his drawings and tracings, as well as his wax sculptures.

Presentation of the Gustave Moreau

The Museum is housed in a 3-storey building, where the ground floor comprises 6 rooms, each opening onto a small garden. Four of them are dedicated to drawings and sketches, and one of the four is even dedicated to the great Italian masters.

On the first floor, we find theapartment of the Moreau family, with the dining room, a boudoir, a bedroom, an office-library and a hallway.

On the second floor, we discoverGustave Moreau’s studio, before going to the third floor, where two rooms are devoted to the greatest works.

The history of the Gustave Moreau museum

At the beginning of the 20th century, rue de La Rochefoucauld was located in the heart of New Athens, a district at the foot of the Montmartre hill very popular with artists and writers. It is at number 34 of this street that Gustave Moreau’s master, François-Édouard Picot, lives and sets up his studio.

In 1852, the parents of Gustave Moreau invested in the name of their son in a house-workshop in this artistic district, at 14 rue de La Rochefoucauld. The whole family settled there in cramped conditions, before the hotel was extended in 1896. The construction was then raised by one floor, allowing the painter to exhibit his greatest works in the workshops of the 2nd3rd andfloors .

Gustave Moreau would spend his whole life there, and died in 1898. Shortly before his death, he had nevertheless bequeathed his building and everything it contained to the State, demanding that everything remain as it was.

The Gustave Moreau museum then opened its doors in 1903, and will be completely renovated in 2015.

Cadet Residence: your ideal hotel for visiting the Gustave Moreau Museum

Paris is undeniably a high place in the artistic history of the world. There are many museums there, including the Gustave Moreau museum, a stone’s throw from the Cadet Residence.

A warm and comfortable aparthotel

Located in the heart of the 9tharrondissement of Paris, the Cadet Residence is an aparthotel that will seduce you with its friendly atmosphere. We owe this unique atmosphere to the interior decoration of the place, inspired by the London Shoreditch style, halfway between contemporary and vintage.

But the friendliness is also due to the spacious and bright apartments and studios, which offer all the necessary comfort to stay in Paris in peace.

And to complete your satisfaction, and meet all your needs, the Cadet Residence also has a studio accessible to people with reduced mobility.

The services of your Paris 9 aparthotel

In your apartment or studio, which can accommodate from 2 to 6 people, you will find a cozy bedroom, a living room with TV, an equipped kitchen area and a bathroom with separate toilet.

As soon as you arrive, the bedding will be ready, and you will have everything you need for your stay in Paris : bath towels, toiletries, cleaning products… In addition, the sheets will be changed every 15 days, and cleaning will be done on a weekly basis.

You can also take advantage of paid services: washing machine, dryer, additional toiletries, change of sheets and more frequent cleaning…

Your tourist residence in the heart of Paris 9

Very well served by public transport, and ideally located in the heart of the capital, the hotel la Cadet Résidence is the perfect starting point for all your Parisian visits. You can then take the metro, the bus, or even the RER or taxi, to get to the Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame Cathedral, or the Montparnasse Tower.

Other monuments, much closer to the hotel, are within walking distance, such as Place Vendôme, the Opéra Garnier, or the Gustave Moreau museum (12 minutes on foot).

Some practical information for your visit to the Gustave Moreau Museum

Are you planning to visit the former studio and home of painter Gustave Moreau ? Here are some recommendations to prepare for your visit to the museum:

  • The museum is open every day from 10 am to 6 pm, except Tuesdays, January 1May 1, and December 25;
  • Reservations are compulsory, whether during normal periods or during temporary exhibitions;
  • The museum has 3 staircases, no lift, so it is not accessible to people in wheelchairs or strollers;
  • Prices vary according to your desires and your condition (from 5 to 9 €), and admission is free every first Sunday of the month.

Good to know: you can buy a combined ticket to visit the Gustave Moreau museum and the Jean-Jacques Henner museum at a preferential rate. In addition, in the 8 days following your visit, you will benefit from a reduced rate on presentation of your admission ticket for various museums (Guimet museum, Orsay museum, Jean-Jacques Henner museum, free visit of the Palais Garnier and Museum of Romantic Life).To visit Paris is to soak up the artistic soul of the capital, through its many museums and works of art. The Cadet Residence invites you to take advantage of your stay in Paris to visit the Gustave Moreau museum and meet this artist, his work and his life.

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