Even though French iconic singer Edith Piaf died as long ago as 1963, most people would recognise her voice today. Even those who aren’t old enough to remember her will probably know this:
And there is a private museum dedicated to her in Paris. It can be visited by appointment.
Hers was a tragic life for the most part. But the museum celebrates her life with exhibits that include photographs, letters and personal ephemera.
Bernard Marchois, who is in charge of the museum, knew Piaf. He tells visitors his stories of those days. (Note that he doesn’t speak English so a knowledge of French, or at least a translation app, will be necessary). The museum is housed in an apartment that Piaf lived in in the 1930s – Marchois lives right next door.
Although the video below is in French, enjoy the tour of the museum.
HOW TO FIND THE MUSEUM
Musée Édith Piaf
5 Rue Crespin du Gast,
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