The Musée Édith Piaf is a private museum dedicated to the singer Édith Piaf. It is located in the 11th arrondissement at 5, rue Crespin du Gast.
The museum was created by Bernard Marchois, author of two Piaf’s biographies, and occupies two rooms within a private apartment. It contains private memorabilia including her china set, gold and platinum records, dresses and shoes, photographs, fan letters, posters and recordings.
As you certainly know, Édith Piaf was a French singer and cultural icon who became widely regarded as France’s national popular singer. She was also one of France’s greatest international stars. The singer is buried at the nearby Pere Lachaise Cemetary.
Piaf’s singing reflected her life, with her specialty being ballads. Among her songs are ‘La Vie en rose’, ‘Non, je ne regrette rien’, ‘Hymne à l’amour’, ‘Milord’, ‘La Foule’, ‘l’Accordéoniste’, and ‘Padam… Padam…’. It is said that her last words were ‘Every damn fool thing you do in this life, you pay for.’ Well, at least you don’t have to pay for admission – it’s free 🙂 By appointment only.