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Musee Maison de L'Armateur

3 quai de l Ile, 76600, Le Havre, France
+33 2 35 19 09 85
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Very interesting

25 different rooms showing the history of Le Havre and the life of a wealthy merchant in the late... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2018
daves1946
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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
Astonishing heritage site

This five-story town house built around a central light shaft dates back to the late 18th century... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2017
Catherine P
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Brasilia, DF
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Paul Michel Thibault (1735-1799), the architect of the fortifications and hydraulic engineer of the city of Le Havre, decided around 1790, to build a mansion in a wealthy and coveted district of the city. In 1800,Martin Pierre Foache (1728-1816), a wealthy merchant, bought the house for use as a winter residence and to install his trading office there. He called another architect, Pierre Adrien Paris, former designer for the king, to decorate the interior. The facade is typical of the architecture of The Louis XVI period. It is extremely carefully designed; the parquet flooring of rare and exotic wood adjoins stone-tiled floors with geometric designs. the rooms are laid out around a central octagonal light-well.
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3 quai de l Ile, 76600, Le Havre, France
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Reviewed 16 May 2018

25 different rooms showing the history of Le Havre and the life of a wealthy merchant in the late 18th century. Well worth a visit.

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AlbaneC_MAH, Responsable du pôle des publics at Musee Maison de L'Armateur, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your message. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit. We hope you enjoyed your trip in Le Havre too.

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Reviewed 24 July 2017

This five-story town house built around a central light shaft dates back to the late 18th century and is now a museum, retracing on a very realistic way the life of a family of merchants.

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Reviewed 2 May 2017

Decent museum. We were given an English guide to read on most of the artifacts. They are not in the order they are presented in the rooms so it can be hard to find them in the book. Truthfully, they’re not that interesting anyway. I...More

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Management response:Responded 15 May 2017

Dear Sir, Every single item exhibited in our museum is an authentic period piece and so is the building of the "Maison de l’Armateur". The fact that our museum belongs to the Musée de France organization makes it impossible for us to present any objects...More

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Reviewed 15 November 2016

This late 18th century house was designed by an architect for himself. It is centered on a tall octagonal light well topped by a skylight, flanked by intimate spaces and one stairwell leading to five floors. The museum is richly furnished with objects of the...More

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Reviewed 2 September 2016

A very interesting five storeys mansion. The rooms are laid out around a central octogonal light-well. Nice furniture and a lot of objects concerning air balloons

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Reviewed 19 January 2016

This house barely survived the end of WWII but has a last been restored so that the shipowner's trade and life can be laid open to the modern public. But this comes only with the skill of the volunteer guide who lead us through the...More

1  Thank Tony P
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Reviewed 22 December 2014

The Musée Maison d'Armateur is a wonderful place but doesn't yet really hit the bell sweetly. There is no doubt that this museum has been a long-term restoration of love by the city, although the restoration didn't really start until the 1990s. To be fair,...More

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