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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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Small, but quite clever

So what do you do to honor and remember the genius of a musician? Here you find one innovative answer. You have to carry a small machine around your neck and walk carefully from... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

So what do you do to honor and remember the genius of a musician? Here you find one innovative answer. You have to carry a small machine around your neck and walk carefully from one spot to another, as the system triggers different recordings. It's worth the effort. This is a small space, well and smartly used. You learn things... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

You really do need to know a little about Satie to truly appreciate the museum. It is really very bizarre. I have never been to a museum quite like it!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We like culture and musea visits, but we surely didn't get this one. We wanted to learn something about Mr Satie, but after the visit, we were not smarter. Even though he's an artist, the set up of the exhibition was way too abstract, the headphones didn't gave proper information. A lot of interactive devices didn't work, it wasn't worth... More 

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Maple Shade, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We love the music composed by Eric Satie. But did not expect the wild and fascinating "things" that we saw and experienced. As you walk through different music plays, activated by your presence. A fun and must do place.

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Middleton, MA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Very creative but odd little museum. Wish the soundtrack was better explained to us -- since we walked past several areas before we knew to pause there. Not much English spoken here and staff was not overly welcoming. But opens your mind to a different way of thinking.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Having experienced more than 120 museum visits, I thought I had "seen it all." I was so delighted with the creative exhibition, that I wanted to retrace steps and revisit each gallery. The museum curator has a keen integration of Satie's music, personal reflections, critical reviews and artifacts that entertain and inform in unexpected ways. Great lighting design, set design,... More 

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Sheboygan, WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This is a great museum that really tries to capture the flavor to Satie. Be prepared. It is odd - surrealism. Make sure to not move too fast with the audio guide or you will miss stuff. Sensors pick up where you are, so if you want to hear all of something, make sure you stand still until it repeats... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This museum is really trying to capture the spirit of Satie and I think it is successful. Be prepared for weirdness. Take your time walking through because you set off different sensors as you move around, so to really hear all of the audioguide, make sure you stand still for awhile until the recordings start to repeat.

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Honfleur, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Well worth a visit for something quite different from all the wonderful art of the region. A small museaum but with a good variety of surprising artefacts of a bygone era.

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guildford
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Very disappointed indeed here with no reconstruction of how the house was when Sate lived there. It was like a dark ghost train in a fair ground trying to be too clever. The film room as well was all in French so if you don't speak French of no use whatsoever with images of monkeys and items that seemed to... More 

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Additional Information about Satie House and Museum (Maisons Satie)

Address: 67 blvd Charles V, 14600 Honfleur, France
Phone Number: 02-31-89-11-11
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Normandy  >  Basse-Normandie  >  Calvados  >  Honfleur
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

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