Musée Claude-Debussy

The Musée Claude-Debussy, or Maison Claude Debussy, is the birthplace of the composer Claude Debussy, in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, a western suburb of Paris, France. It contains a small museum about the composer.

Musée Claude-Debussy
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The courtyard staircase
Location38 rue au Pain
78100 Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France
Coordinates48°53′49″N 2°5′34″E / 48.89694°N 2.09278°E / 48.89694; 2.09278Coordinates: 48°53′49″N 2°5′34″E / 48.89694°N 2.09278°E / 48.89694; 2.09278
TypeBiographical museum

The house was built in the 17th century. Claude Debussy was born here on 22 August 1862, and lived here in early childhood; his father had a china shop on the ground floor.[1]

The museum opened in 1990. It is reached by a wooden staircase in the inner courtyard. There are two rooms containing objects, furniture, manuscripts, photographs and paintings relating to the composer. A third room is a small auditorium.[1][2][3]

The wooden staircase is a monument historique.[4] The award Maisons des Illustres ("Houses of the illustrious") has been given to the museum.[1]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c "A museum celebrating the famous composer Claude Debussy" Retrieved 29 June 2019.
  2. ^ "Patrimoine : dans les pas de Claude Debussy à Saint-Germain-en-Laye" Le Parisien, 30 March 2018. Retrieved 30 June 2019.
  3. ^ "Le musée Claude-Debussy rouvre ses portes" Le Parisien, 13 November 2012. Retrieved 30 June 2019.
  4. ^ "Maison Claude Debussy" Plateforme Ouverte du Patrimoine. Ministère de la Culture. Retrieved 29 June 2019.