Fantastic place to visit. Very quirky and brilliant. Loved the whole experience. Would definately recommend this to anyone visiting Hornfleur.
I like Satie's music, I understand that he was an eccentric and I wasn't expecting a typical museum experience. Bearing that in mind, I still didn't find that a visit to the Satie House offered very much. The way the tour worked is that they gave you an audio guide. You then followed a path through a series of themed... More
Enjoyed the audio tour (you're equipped with an electronic headset when you walk through the museum) and enjoyed the interactive parts.
This is by no means a conventional museum!! As you walk through the house you get a rather disjointed commentary which is triggered by sensors in each room. By the time I left, I didn't know a lot more about Satie, but had a real sense of his eccentricities. Each themed room has a modern display which in turn intrigue,... More
If you don't know anything about the man and his work you will not learn anything by going to the museum. i didnt actually find out anythign about his life, work or music. It cost 12 euroS and there is an audio guide WHICH DIDNT WORK - the video film at the very end was just as poor as the... More
The place looked like a normal museum but Erik Satie was far from it. Eccentric it was a look at this odd character's life as you walk thru a type of carnival house with audio guide. The grand finale was a ride on a self powered merry go round with unfolding umbrella, lights and music. Bizarre but worth a look....... More
the house in itself was actually not all that interesting, but the fact that the guide was very good at explaining all about Erik Satie made it all worthwile, we could actually hear his music playing while listening to the explanation...
French culture has a whimsical vein--think mimes, Cirque de Soleil, or Daft Punk--that you don't encounter in many tourist sites, but the Maison Satie provides a motherlode of whimsy for its visitors. If you want just the facts, read wikipedia. I admire how the curators of this museum solved the problem of making an interesting tourist destination about an eccentric,... More
This is not really a museum as it does not tell you anything about Satie's life or the context in which he worked. It is a series of installations such as those constructed by Satie with musical sound effects. Headphones translate the commentary into English but do not work in all the rooms. If you do not understand Satie in... More
Satie was an eccentric, both personally and as an artist. Unfortunately, although this museum also qualifies as such it does little to actually illuminate the life and work of Satie. It requires far to much prerequisite knowldge to understand the somewhat surealisticpresentation of his life and work - admittedly complicated to explain but why otherwise establish a Stie house at... More
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