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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 #7 of 13 Attractions in Honfleur
Type: Specialty Museums, Historic Sites
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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116 reviews 116 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
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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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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
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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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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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57 reviews 57 reviews
21 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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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
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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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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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