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The the Edith Piaf Museum: photos, description Musee Edith Piaf)

The Museum of Edith Piaf - not out of the ordinary. It's not a state or municipal Museum, which seems incredible: Edith Piaf was the flesh and blood of Paris and it probably deserved to Paris remembered her. People adored her; when the great singer died, forty thousand people accompanied the funeral procession, blocking traffic, and a hundred thousand gathered in a cemetery. But the city Museum, but there is private, who founded Bernard Marsha, a longtime fan of the singer and the head of the Association "the Friends of Piaf".

Marsha met Edith Piaf in 1958. He was sixteen, and Piaf - forty-three, and her life was five years. These five years, Marsha was there as a devoted fan. After the death of Piaf, he bought an apartment on the street Crespin du Gast, in which the singer lived in 1933, collected her personal things (something was kept from him, something gave her friends and family) and in 1977 he opened the Museum.

The Museum occupies two rooms in the apartment, in which Marshua lives. Just come be - should call in advance, agree on a certain time and get a number code on the door to the building. The visitor ascends to the fourth floor (no Elevator), he is met by Marsha and holds to the Museum. You have two options: to hear the explanations of the owner (but only in French), or alone singing the songs of Edith Piaf to explore the exhibits within thirty minutes.

Cut from the cardboard image of Piaf's life-size 1 m 47 cm, shoes size 33, concert dress (black, she spoke only in black), a huge Teddy bear donated last husband Theo Lambousa, Boxing gloves Marcel Cerdan - lost beloved of the singer, many of her portraits, letters, handbags, cosmetics, jewelry... Here rare for museums intimate and quirky atmosphere - it must be from that apartment. You can buy books about Piaf, her notes, cards, pictures, bookmarks. A visit to the Museum is free, but donations are welcome.

Fans of the singer can also visit her grave at the Pere Lachaise cemetery and the monument on the square Edith Piaf. The monument Lisbeth Delisle was opened in 2003, the fortieth anniversary since the death of Piaf, put it near the Tenon hospital, where Edith was born.