A museum celebrating the famous composer Claude Debussy - Saint Germain Boucles de Seine
A museum celebrating the famous composer Claude Debussy
Please note, the Maison where Claude-Debussy was born is closing for renovations on October 31, 2021. Reopening scheduled for 2023 on the occasion of European Heritage Days.
A special place, assembling a collection of objects associated with the famous French composer in the house where he was born: Claude Debussy's birthplace is located in the historic quarter of Saint-Germain-en-Laye.
After the composer's death in 1918, it soon became the main gathering place of his many admirers.
Once inside, you will discover a wonderful little inner courtyard, where a splendid wooden staircase will lead you up to the museum.
The museum, officially recognised as a 'Maison des illustres' ('Houses of the Famous'), displays objects and photographs that help provide a better understanding of the composer's creative process. In fact, Debussy liked to surround himself with objects from different places and artistic movements, which influenced his music. For example, a Japanese lacquered panel, which came from his Parisian mansion, depicting two fish swimming under a willow, musically metamorphosed into 'Poissons d'or', a piano piece (1907).
A small museum but a grand tribute to one of France's greatest composers!
Free entry for children < 12 years, press, accompanying guides, disabled people and accompanying persons.
For members of ICOM and the Ministry of Culture on presentation of a card and for everyone on the first Sunday of the month.
The ground floor and the courtyard of the museum are free for all.
Full fee: 5€
Reduced fee: 3€ (under 26 years, job-seekers, groups of 10+ people).
Meeting room hire
Capacity : 50 seats
Disposition : theatre style (50 seats)
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