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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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Fun French Historical Humour

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Honfleur, France

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Honfleur, France
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
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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Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015 via mobile

The museum is very impressive- strange and interesting exhibits, interactive screens at every corner. Yet after finishing the tour we found we had no idea what we just saw. Satie is an incredible artist but other than that I can't say I learned much about him from the museum. There are audioguides in english but all of the explanations in... More 

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Australia
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24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Even if you have never heard of Satie (you probably know Gynopedia without realising it) this tribute to him will impress you. He was eccentric and the people who created this house centred on this aspect.

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Americus, Georgia
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19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

I hadn't heard of Erik Satie before going here, but the museum was so enjoyable that I've done subsequent research into his life and work. This isn't your typical museum, and has a strong interactive and multimedia dimension to it. My one piece of advice is to make sure you understand all the signage on the walls -- there's a... More 

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Tubingen, Germany
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

The exhibition manages to present Erik Satie in a way that successfully represents his avant-garde work (and way of thinking?). Moreover, the earphones will not cause pain in your ears, which is always a good reason to go to a museum. I believe kids can enjoy it as well, since they will be able to connect to the bizarreness and... More 

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Bristol
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Satie's former home is now transformed into a visitor attraction which seeks to unlock his mind for the uninitiated visitor. It's immersive, surreal and deeply experiential - cabinets of dry and dusty exhibits banished in favour of flying kinetic fruit, pedal-powered mushroom sculptures, talking mechanised chimpanzees. I knew Satie's music but not the person, but this place absolutely captures the... More 

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Huntington Beach, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Some people may like Satie for his flamboyant approach to art. Unfortunately I do not. To me it appears he is trying to add things to his "art" to shock or surprise or perhaps offend. I was neither. I was truly disappointed and felt i was out 9 euros and had lost about 45 minutes of my life touring touring... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Visiting this place was definitely 'an experience' and was great, especially if you like Satie's music. You are given a headset to wear, and as you move through the rooms, what you hear automatically progresses as you do. There are also mechanical items which move as you go past them. You hear a narrative about Satie and extracts of his... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

If you are interested in music and experiencing something different the this experience is worth doing. The audio tour provides areal insight into the man and his music. It inspired me to find out more about both after the visit!

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Additional Information about Satie House and Museum (Maisons Satie)

Address: 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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