Wishing to stay close to Paris but being in a quiet, suitable to the composition and close friends, Maurice Ravel in 1921 bought a small house in Montfort l'Amaury. He lived there until his death in December 1937. For Leo-Paul Fargue, Ravel's home was "a toy surprises ... a small house he had furnished and compartmentalized as a ship's cabin, as a work-and that he had made of precious objects, accurate similar to those of a package. " Preserved as it had been arranged Ravel's house Belvedere presents its familiar objects and furniture. It overlooks a small garden restored in the spirit intended by the Japanese-inspired composer.