Musee Maison de L'Armateur, Le Havre

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  • Amazing architecture on quai de l'Ile near by the fish market. Well curated, and great for photographers to discover the various angles to shot the staircase. 
    Amazing architecture on quai de l'Ile near by the fish market. Well curated, and great for photographers to discover the various angles to shot the staircase.  more »
  • The house is build around a octogonal courtyard, allowing natural light through to all 5 floors from 2 directions. It was build in the 18th century, and is one of the few old houses to have survived.....  more
    The house is build around a octogonal courtyard, allowing natural light through to all 5 floors from 2 directions. It was build in the 18th century, and is one of the few old houses to have survived.....  more »
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  • 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 don’t believe any of them are original. The only reason I’d go to the museum is to see the architecture. It’s a very unique polygonal design with a large central open air skylight flooding all of the floors in light from within. The room layouts on the floors make it easy to understand that the family that built this house was wealthy and influential in Le Havre. If you’re interested in architecture, I’d recommend this museum. Otherwise it may be slightly frustrating to gain any insight into daily life of the inhabitants and the artifacts aren’t overly interesting.
  • I didn't expect so much here, but I found amazingly well preserved rooms with fancy decorations and paintings from 18th and 19th centuries. This is one of those local museums in France where we are reminded that France has kept rich cultural heritage even after the devastation of the war here.

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