Satie House and Museum (Maisons Satie), Honfleur

(3.5/5 based on 280+ reviews on the web)
Be prepared for a surrealist walk into Satie’s music and wit at Satie House and Museum (Maisons Satie). The composer Erik Satie was born in this house in Honfleur in 1866. His life is told over free audio phones from room to room, with many anecdotes and music samples. You’ll even see his “ghost” playing his music on a white piano. A visit to Satie House and Museum (Maisons Satie) represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Honfleur trip itinerary maker to plot your vacation.
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  • If you are looking for a conventional Museum, where you wander between signs of explanations and objects under glass, go your way! You are "accompanied" in your visit by an audio guide, allowing you to capture some aspects of the life and personality of Satie. The pieces follow each other with very diverse contents: musical excerpts, of recited texts, works of arts, videos, etc. The visit ends on a very nice bracket full of poetry in a white room from the walls to the ceiling, a piano in the Center. The visit is really full of poetry and follow very easily. But as a total neophyte of the character, I really regretted the lack of details or explanations on the highlights of his life. Items we are present but without prior knowledge, impossible to make the link. However, this place is a must if you are passing in Honfleur.
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  • The concept is original: we visit the birthplace of Satie by listening to a text that is served by an excellent actor intended to make us discover the many facets of the composer. The text fits the physical location of the visitor: it is an asset that adds however the confusion because of the absence of clear benchmarks because a simple move is clutch on another beach without even finishing the previous. This is the only point to improve the original visit to the discovery of an unusual man.
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  • Just a quick comment to say how much we regret that Tuesday of Valentine, the city maintained this day as the day of closure of its museums, the party could not be that taste!
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  • A visit to the Satie Museum was a real eye-opener! We love Satie's music but knew little about him. I have bought a book which will tell me more and help me with my French! This visit was one of the most enjoyable during our stay in Honfleur.
  • just love satie.
  • Eric Satie Museum. Many of the symbols was more than original artist.
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  • Apart from the audio-guides that are of poor quality, the visit is great!
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  • Second time I visit and always so impressed!
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