Maurice Ravel at Montfort l’Amaury > Come visit Le Belvédère

In 1921, Maurice Ravel buys Le Belvédère in Montfort-l’Amaury, a small house where he lived until his death in 1937. The garden, kept as it was during his life, was designed by the composer himself. “Bolero”, the “Piano Concerto for the Left Hand”, the Concerto in G and “L’enfant et les sortilèges” are some of the works written in Montfort l’Amaury.

The property of the Réunion des Musées Nationaux (French National Museum Alliance), Le Belvédère is leased to and managed by the town of Montfort l’Amaury. In 2011 it was awarded the “Maison des Illustres” (homes of illustrious persons) label.

The poet Léon-Paul Fargue described Le Belvédère as a “toy surprise… a home furnished and compartmented like a ship’s cabin, like a sewing kit, equipped with precious objects like those of a kit bag.”

During your visit you will be able to see the unusual collections of objects gathered by Maurice Ravel. Visitors can also enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the composer’s exotic Japanese Garden.