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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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Delightfully eccentric

We didn't really know what to expect from this museum, and we're surprised by its innovative approach. Satire was an eccentric and this is reflected in the presentation of his... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Visiting this museum was a rather frustrating experience. You need to be prepared to wait and listen to the soundtrack on the audio guide and then get up close to individual exhibits in each room so you trigger the appropriate part of the soundtrack , by which time the kids were already thoroughly bored and bewildered. If we'd had some... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We loved it! Yes... If you are all grown up and have no sense of imagination and hate surrealism: it is not for you!!! Our kids loved it, we thought it was excellent to show Satie, his philosophy and artists mindset of that time. It was an experience. Also if you have the passport for museums, it makes the visit... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I always visit each time I come to Honfleur. It is magical and wonderful the way they have laid out this tour of his life. The flying pear is always a welcome sight upon arriving.

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Groton, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This is not a normal museum so if you want to learn all about Eric Satie, please google him before you go to the museum. The museum is a great way to experience Satie. You get headphones that play music, dialogues, etc as you move from room to room. It is a unique audio-visual experience that is very cool when... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We didn't really know what to expect from this museum, and we're surprised by its innovative approach. Satire was an eccentric and this is reflected in the presentation of his life and works through a series of stage set-like rooms tat you wander through with an audio guide whispering his life and conversations to you. I loved the simplicity of... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This is a place to avoid! Badly vonvieved, it is not an exhibition meant for Satir lovers nor for people who do not know his work. I was more thann disappionted-I felt cheated. There is hardky two Satie's composition playing there! The audio guide was alright, apart from the absence of Satie'smusic. The echibits, however, were nothing but a lose... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Weird exposition. I could not follow the thread. Even though Satie was known as being a bit off himself, the overall setting is not appealing. Sorry we went there when there are other nice places in Honfleur.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

the music was in my ears and the surreal visual images brought it to life. Brilliant curation. Best thing in Honfleur

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

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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