Satie House and Museum (Maisons Satie), Honfleur

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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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  • Erik Satie is a kind of insider's tip among the French musicians, especially as he was also a painter and diligently maintained contact with many artistic talents of his time. The existing for only a few years Museum near his birthplace is a real discovery and a Museum of very special style. You can get a set of headphones and depending on where you hear music by Satie and texts by and about him, always fascinating. Also takes account of Erik Satie's eccentric talent: da weird chairs, tables sawn-off, images with and without frame, all sorts of unusual, can be found the the visitors of Satie and his time (and its handling people and food and beverages) brings in a special way. A lesson on the piano the highlight and Finale is (played electronically), which plays the most important works (much on the piano).
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  • Satie is still a great artist and this House, without to trace his history or his career, allows you to immerse yourself in his world and his creativity.
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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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  • 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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