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Satie House and Museum (Maisons Satie)

Address: 67 blvd Charles V, 14600 Honfleur, France
Phone Number: 02-31-89-11-11
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Ranked #7 of 14 Attractions in Honfleur
Type: Historic Sites, Specialty Museums, Museums
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
14 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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115 reviews 115 reviews
26 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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
4 reviews 4 reviews
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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Winchester, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I have to admit I don't know a great deal about Erik Satie but I found this museum very interesting and quite fun. If you feel like doing something different in Honfleur it is worth a visit. Do try the 'merry-go-round' at the end!

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Darsham, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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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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60 reviews 60 reviews
21 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 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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