The House-museum of Claude Debussy, presents a set of objects that belonged to the famous French composer.
It was in this 17th century house, located a few steps from the Château de Saint-Germain-en-Laye, that Claude Debussy was born on August 22, 1862 and spent his early childhood. His father indeed ran an earthenware business on the ground floor. It very quickly became at his death in 1918 the main meeting place for all his admirers. Claude Debussy was born on August 22, 1862 in this house with a double main building connected by a 17th century baluster staircase and located in the heart of Saint-Germain-en-Laye. His parents ran an earthenware and porcelain shop there. Belonging to the City of Saint-Germain-en-Laye, we discover today in a cozy atmosphere his family memories, his daily life, his artistic affinities as well as the objects with which he liked to surround himself (lacquer with ” Poissons d’or”, “Arkel”, his favorite toad, etc., conducive to his musical inspiration.
An auditorium in the museum
Hidden behind a door, you will discover a small interior courtyard, as well as a sumptuous wooden staircase, which will lead you to the museum. An auditorium completes the museum. Inspired by music fairs, it allows you to live this “free art” that is music thanks to an annual musical season. Pianist, composer, music critic, conductor, Claude Debussy (1862-1918) tried his hand at every role. If his music aroused both incomprehension and admiration from his contemporaries, he quickly became one of the leaders of a new French music, imbued with modernity. This museum is a place not to be missed for people who wish to immerse themselves in the sources of inspiration of this fabulous musician.
Musée Claude Debussy
38 rue au Pain
01 30 87 20 75