Housed in what was once the painter’s apartment and studio, this small museum is dedicated to Eugène Delacroix, one of the greatest artists of the Romantic period. Delacroix was old and sick when he moved here in 1857 to be closer to the church of St-Sulpice, where he was decorating a chapel. He managed to finish the paintings, 3 years before he died here, in 1863. “It takes great fortitude to be yourself,” he once said, and he certainly had it: At his death, he left behind some 8,000 paintings, drawings, and pastels. Though none of his major works are in the museum, several smaller paintings decorate the walls, including the mysterious Mary Magdalene in the Wilderness. Furniture, mementos, and other personal items are displayed, including the artist’s palette and paint box. The museum is located on the exquisitely beautiful place de Furstenberg, a small, leafy square.
Musée National Eugène Delacroix
6 pl. de Furstenberg, 6th arrond.
Our Rating Neighborhood Latin Quarter (5th & 13th Arrondissements) Hours Wed–Mon 9:30am–5:30pm (1st Thurs of month until 9pm) Transportation Métro: St-Germain-des-Prés or Mabillon Phone 01-44-41-86-50 Prices Admission 7€ adults, free for children 17 and under Web site Musée National Eugène Delacroix
Map6 pl. de Furstenberg, 6th arrond. Paris
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