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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 28, 2015
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Americus, Georgia
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Americus, Georgia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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11 helpful votes 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 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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16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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84 reviews 84 reviews
17 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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132 reviews 132 reviews
35 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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Winchester, United Kingdom
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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
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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
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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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43 helpful votes 43 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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