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Satie House and Museum (Maisons Satie)

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Address: 67 blvd Charles V, 14600, Honfleur, France
Phone Number: 02-31-89-11-11
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Unexpectedly Quirky, Undeniably Creative

Several artists have contributed their interpretations of Satie's life in this truly unusual museum. The ticket seller did not explain how to use the audioguide, which meant we... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 15, 2015
debellechasse
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paris

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West Chiltington, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Being a great fan of Saties` music, I just had to visit this place and it was as I expected. Like Satie it was very quirky and eccentric and very surreal. The audio guide was good, but a bit erratic if you moved too quickly from one place to another. Good atmosphere and I especially liked the piano playing all... More 

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paris
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100 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Several artists have contributed their interpretations of Satie's life in this truly unusual museum. The ticket seller did not explain how to use the audioguide, which meant we surely missed some of the commentary/quotes by moving through the space too quickly at the beginning. Once we got the hang of it, it was quite fun. Then, as we sat appreciating... More 

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Thank debellechasse
London, United Kingdom
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230 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

Helps to have a tame composer in tow on this one - other reviewers correctly at that, aside from the audio guide, it's all in French and not hugely informative. But it is enjoyable - and more with these two top tips: 1) wear the guide at your front NOT over one shoulder. It gets a clearer signal so it... More 

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Thank saranLondon
Bristol, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

If you're in Normandy, you've probably done the D-Day stuff. If it's summer, you've done the beaches and all that summery stuff. Now it's time for something completely different, which you will never ever forget. You can explore the house of Erik Satie, guided by an audio-guide, so that you experience his music, his thoughts, his personality, in SUCH a... More 

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Thank Marty_g89
Arlington Heights IL
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184 reviews
135 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

The museum in Erik Satie's house is unusual to say the least. His music plays as you work your way through the several levels of the house, ending with a self-propelled "carousel". Interesting and worth a visit, particularly if you purchase the 4-museum pass.

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boston
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185 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

This is a charmingly off-beat experience, like visiting an arty fun house more than a museum. You have to pay close attention to all the parts of the rooms you enter to get the complete show that really gives you a sense of the talents of this most interesting man.

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Thank 2travelersboston
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Great Audio Visuals and well worth a visit. Feels like a trip through the mind as a very strange but gifted person.

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Thank Duncan W
Valdosta, Georgia, United States
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360 reviews
104 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 via mobile

We were very pleasantly surprised how much we enjoyed the Satie House and Museum. It is a musical tour focused on times in his life (there is an audio guide). There is also short video which is unusual and enjoyable. We bought the Honfleur Museum Pass; with the Boudin and Satie museums, this pass pays for itself....the remaining two museums... More 

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Thank Ken S
Epsom, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

I found this museum rather weird! Advertised as a musical journey it was hard to understand how the sequence worked. Headset automatically starts as you enter first room- which was relaxing and rather beautiful. But as you moved up and through other rooms it felt very claustrophobic. Sorry- was not for me.

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Thank 727Cat
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17 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

... More because of the unusual way the museum delivers. There needs to be more English translation of what's written on the walls. The displays were great, you need to take your time in some rooms to take in everything. Have a go on the merry go round, it's electrifying!

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