Musée Delacroix: l'atelier, vue intérieure © 2009 Musée du Louvre / Angèle Dequier
The former home of the French Romantic painter Eugène Delacroix (1798-1863), in a picturesque private garden.
The increasingly ageing Delacroix moved from the fashionable artists' district of Nouvelle Athens to rue de Furstenberg in December 1857, attracted by its proximity to the Church of Saint-Sulpice, where he was working on the decoration for the Saint-Agnes Chapel. 'My apartment is decidedly charming', he wrote in his Journal of 28 December 1857, 'The view of my little garden and the cheerful appearance of my studio always make me happy'. He lived and worked in this peaceful haven until his death in August 1863.
After Delacroix died, the apartment was inhabited by various tenants, before being saved from destruction by the Société des Amis d'Eugène Delacroix. It became a national museum in 1971. The collection includes many of Delacroix's paintings - including his only three attempts at fresco - as well as drawings, lithographs, studio memorabilia and the artist's correspondence.
6 rue de Furstenberg
75 006 Paris
Monday - Sunday, 9:30am - 5:30pm
Closed on Tuesdays
Closed on 1 January, 1 May and 25 December
Jardin Delacroix © 2015 Musée du Louvre / Antoine Mongodin