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Sète - Espace George Brassens

Robin Hicks, Mar 24

You would have to love George Brassens - the Sète-born folk/pop/jazz musician - if only because of his phrase - he 'never lost a friend save through death'.

He never wanted to be a singer but because he could not get anyone else to sing his works he decided to sing them himself.

He was not exactly a Bob Dylan but he did rage and he became famous and even had a golden disc.

This is a small and beautifully-designed museum - and do take the electro guide AND the headphones to hear his music.

Clever little device which changes tracks as you move around the museum - no need to fumble about.

Not in English but a little patience and you will get the drift of the life and times of the man of Sète

Worth a visit - but do not hurry - a place to let his tunes and his lyrical words drift around you

It is on the Agde side of town - near to the crematorium and the grave yard he is buried in next to his family.

Access

67, Bd Camille Blanc 34 200 SETE
Phone: +33.(0)4.99.04.76.26 Fax: +33.(0)4.67.51.44.20

Opening hours

Winter :
Open from 10am to 12pm and 14pm to 18pm.
Closed on Mondays.
Stop ticketing and 17h to 11h
Summer :
Open daily
June to September from 10h to 18h.
Stop ticketing 17h

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