We booked a few months in advance since it appears that tours (limited to six) are only offered on weekends now. The house is not presented as a museum but rather as if Ravel was just out for the day and would soon return, at least that's how our guide made us feel. As others have noted, they may allow one to play Ravel's piano which is kept in tune. In our group three people played and each were overwhelmed by the experience. For fans of Ravel it truly is a pilgrimage made even more worthwhile by the lovely nearby town where we had a delightful lunch at the restaurant La Place.