Musée Gustave Moreau
Our Rating Neighborhood Opéra and Grands Boulevards Hours Wed–Mon 10am–6pm Transportation Métro: Trinité Phone 01-48-74-38-50. Prices 7€ adults, 5€ students 18–25, free for children 17 and under Web site Musée Gustave Moreau
Symbolist painter Gustave Moreau was a contemporary of the Impressionists, but he worked against the grain, rejecting realism and naturalism to draw inspiration from the Bible, Greek mythology, Leonardo da Vinci, and Indian miniatures. This quaint museum, set in the elegant town house where he once lived and worked, has atmospheric period rooms that reveal Moreau’s obsession for Second Empire and Restoration-era knickknacks and furniture, and galleries filled with his fabulous mythical beasts and fantasy worlds. It’s a little-known gem.
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