Fodor's Expert Review Musée Edith Piaf

Eastern Paris Museum/Gallery

Devotees will appreciate the tiny two-room apartment where the "little sparrow" lived for a year, when she was 28 years old and sang in the working-class cafés on Rue Oberkampf. The flat was obtained by Les Amis d'Edith Piaf in 1978 and is now a shrine to the petite crooner, whose life-size photo (she was just 4 feet, 9 inches tall) greets visitors at the door. The red walls are covered with portraits of Piaf done by her many artist friends, and her personal letters are framed. On display, you'll see her books and handbags, as well as a few dresses, her size 4 shoes, and a touching pair of old boxing gloves belonging to one of her great loves—champion pugilist Marcel Cerdan. (A reservation is required; no English spoken.)

Museum/Gallery Free

Quick Facts

5 rue Crespin du Gast
Paris, Île-de-France  75011, France


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: Free, donations strongly encouraged, Closed Fri.–Sun.

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