Claude Debussy Museum
It is in this 17th century house, located a few steps from the château de Saint-Germain-en-Laye, that Claude Debussy was born on 22 August 1862 and spent his early childhood. His father ran an earthenware business on the ground floor.
After his death in 1918, it quickly became the main meeting place for all his admirers.
Hidden behind a door, you will discover a small inner courtyard, as well as a sumptuous wooden staircase, which will lead you to the museum.
Labelled "Maison des Illustres ", it brings together objects and photographs that allow a better understanding of the composer's creative process. Indeed, he liked to surround himself with objects of various origins and artistic currents that strongly influenced his music. For example, a Japanese lacquer panel from his Parisian mansion - two fish swimming under a willow tree - was musically transformed into Poissons d'or, a piece for piano (1907).
A small museum but a beautiful tribute to one of the greatest French composers!
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Access and contact
Days and opening hours
Warning, this place is temporarily closed
- 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.
Museum floors: Full fee: 5€ Reduced fee: 3€ (under 26 years, job-seekers, groups of 10+ people).
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- OTI SGBS 2017