Satie House and Museum (Maisons Satie)

Satie House and Museum (Maisons Satie), Honfleur: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Satie House and Museum (Maisons Satie) Reviews: 4/5

Satie House and Museum (Maisons Satie)

Satie House and Museum (Maisons Satie)
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Speciality Museums • Historic Sites
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Willy P
Leuven, Belgium301 contributions
More than music
Jul 2020
Only if you are interested in more than the music. It is an interactive museum, not very big. Learn more about the person behind the music. A must do.
Written August 4, 2020
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Zubkow
Zurich, Switzerland207 contributions
Far out indeed
Sep 2019
This museum is very strange, which suits the man it's an homage to! Before you go you should read a bit about Eric Satie and his time. Besides you might profit from a couple of audio excerpts of his works.
Don't go in without an audio guide or you'll be lost in space.
There are a couple of exhibits which you can touch and work, such as a merry-go-round that you can mount and which you have to power yourself like a bicycle. If you do that you'l see Satie's unplayable instruments such as the dictionary accordion.
Take enough time to imbibe the atmosphere.
Best to visit in bad weather as many rooms are dark anyway.
Written June 10, 2020
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NB1957
649 contributions
Strange and quirky - like the man himself
Dec 2019
I sort of expected the museum to reflect the personality of Eric Satie and it did. It is an unusual experience and in its way quite refreshing as it is slightly off beat and all the better for that. You learn quite a bit about the man and his music as well as hearing plenty of it as you go around the museum. Not sure why but I was completely captivated by the automatic piano playing a series of pieces by him.
Written January 15, 2020
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LBGansfam
41876147 contributions
Wierd but fun way to step out of the rain
Oct 2019
We were aiming for the impressionists museum, but somehow got waylaid in the rain in front of the museum dedicated to the work and weirdness of artist Erik Satie. We were three highly intellegent and well educated individuals and all we could do was scratch our heads and laugh. Perhaps that was Satie's point. Regardless, it was a fun, if wacky, way to take shelter from the rainstorm and if your time allows, I recommend it, if only for the giggles.
Written November 4, 2019
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nsojer
London397 contributions
Very unusual museum
Oct 2019
This was very unlike any other museum that I have been to and very enjoyable it was too.

Erik Satie was born here in 1866 to a French father and a Scottish mother. He was excentric and wonderfully avant guard. The museum is a small tribute to his life and eccentric music. He once wrote a musical with Cocteau and Picasso which was not a great success but he had a huge influence on the likes of Ravel and Saint Saens. His most famous pieces are Gymnopedies and Gnossiens
Written October 26, 2019
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kawaguy
New Westminster, Canada1,046 contributions
Unusual, for sure
Sep 2019
Tired of standard museums? This will refresh your palate. You might come away with little more than "Satie's music sounded like this" and "Satie was weird, and revelled in his weirdness." There's a path through the old house, and the audioguide senses your position and starts the appopriate clip as you enter each room. Highlights include a white player piano and a room with a pedal-powered carousel that you can ride. At the end, a nice small cinema with comfy chairs and sofas provides a rest as you watch a 10-minute movie that shows some of Satie's more off-beat theatrical work for opera, stage, etc. Maybe not a great value at €12, but certainly a change of pace. It might motivate you to learn more about Satie through more traditional channels. Allow maybe 45-60 minutes.
Written October 14, 2019
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David A
Eastbourne, UK53 contributions
Must do.
May 2019
A visit to the Satie museum is a must if spending time in Honfleur. It shows the strange and quirky work of Satie in an amusing and fascinating way.....all in the style of this amazing man. I remember the shop which is at the back exit of the Satie house offering a lot of inexpensive bits and pieces. This shop when I visited last was not particularly good. It seemed somewhat austere with everything on sale behind glass in wall and counter cabinets. There seemed little of the range of fun items they used to sell and the atmosphere of the shop encouraged my friend and I to leave very quickly.
Written October 9, 2019
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Katrien S
Ghent, Belgium1,982 contributions
Immersive museum
Jul 2019 • Solo
I normally skip birth-house museums, as well as those dedicated to writers, painters or composers. There are a few exception, where the personality was such that the house might be intriguing. A friend recommended going to this museum, and it is certainly one of the more interesting museums around. One gets a headset, which automatically starts and stops, and most of the museum is really an immersive experience, taking you into the composers life and quirkiness, as well as hearing his music and comments. The museum is rather small, but every room has a new surprise. Only the film at the end was not that great.
Written August 1, 2019
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Stella
5 contributions
Utterly intriguing
Jul 2019 • Couples
We had not heard of Eric Satie before and were delighted to discover him in this fascinating, quirky museum!
Written July 23, 2019
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GlobeTrip78
Cambrils, Spain1,225 contributions
Spectacular museum
May 2019 • Couples
Since the very beginning of the visit you enter in Satie s life. The music, the scenes and the concept of the museum ia incredible, very nice to visit.
Written July 21, 2019
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