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Satie House and Museum (Maisons Satie)

67 blvd Charles V, 14600 Honfleur, France
02-31-89-11-11
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Ranked #8 of 12 Attractions in Honfleur
Type: Specialty Museums, Historic Sites
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English first
Darsham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Those looking for a documentary-style, information-based exhibit about this eccentric composer will indeed be disappointed (or baffled) but the spirit of this place captures his essence and the spirit of the age in a wonderfully unique way. I am sure many of Satie's contemporaries found him as off-the-wall as some visitors have found this museum. The closing film recreates some... More

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Bussum
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Very artistic and very funny. Perhaps not for the serious person who wants to know all about his repertoire. We smiled all the way. Children will love it too.

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Portland, Oregon
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49 reviews 49 reviews
16 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This is not a "normal" museum! Although "classical" music can seem quieting Satie and his compositions are varied and expressions of pushing boundaries. Walk through his house to visualize creativity in a time long before our own.

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

If you only visit one museum when you are in Honfleur make sure it the Erik Satie museum. Born just a long the road from the museum Erik Satie is a true son of Honfleur with his art, his music and his umbrellas he is a true eccentric....much loved by the Honfleuraise as well as around the world. I love... More

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Los Angeles, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I guess I really didn't get this place. I felt that, other than having an opportunity to appreciate some of Satie's beautiful melodies, this was a complete waste of time. The only way I would suggest to anyone that they bother with this museum is if they have already purchased the Honfleur Museum Pass, because it's not worth any charge... More

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Rolling Hills Estates
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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

I'm tempted to ask is this meant to be a joke? The answer is probably yes. I was expecting the weird but I was also expecting some kind of timeline or explanation. Maybe it would have helped if my French had been better as there was quite a lot within the displays which wasn't covered by the incredibly annoying audio... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Unfortunately, this museum was closed due to a "technical fault", for the entire 5days of our stay in Honfleur. Very frustrating!

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
8 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

The house and museum were small and easy to navigate. Satie's story was told with humour using multi-media. Very well put together. A nice way to spend an hour or so.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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214 reviews 214 reviews
159 attraction reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

If you want what our children used to call "glass case museums" then this one isn't for you. We were one of the last to enter and it is open until relatively late in the day. It is situated down a street full of old differently coloured timbered houses and restaurants which are beautifully kept away from the harbour centre.... More

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Pennington, NJ
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

If you are looking for a museum in the traditional sense, this is definitely not it. With the responsive headset you become part of a bit of a stage production which serves to illuminate the life and philosophy of Eric Satie. You can walk through various rooms and, depending on where you are standing, the commentary changes. Ergo, tread slowly... More

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