Musee Edith Piaf

Musee Edith Piaf, Paris: Hours, Address, Musee Edith Piaf Reviews: 4/5

Musee Edith Piaf
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Monday
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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This small museum houses artifacts belonging to Edith Piaf, the famous singer and entertainer.
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beyondspace
New York City, NY10 contributions
Lovely Small Museum
Oct 2019
This small museum is the apartment where Edith Piaf lived when she was discovered. It's open Monday-Wednesday, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. and appointments are required. The guide was very informative. He speaks a little English, and the tour was primarily in French (which I speak). There is no admission fee and donations are appreciated. It's not in a good part of town (not surprising) and we were there a little less than an hour. If you are interested in the life of Edith Piaf, I would recommend a visit to this museum.
Written November 9, 2019
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Footprints670227
Washington DC, DC2 contributions
Must do for Edith Piaf Fans Up For An Adventure; Some French required...
Jul 2019
The experience of setting up this visit and making it to the "museum" is all part of the adventure! Most definitely a Paris "off the beaten track" experience for Edith Piaf enthusiasts and, if successful, I assure you, you will be very pleased with yourself. As others have explained, one must first make a telephone call to set up your appointment time to visit. We lucked out - the phone was answered immediately (I've read others have had problems) and, because of other reviews of just what to expect, I was prepared. No way to get around that some knowledge of French is required for setting up the appointment and also for the further instructions you receive to get up into the apartment once you've arrived at the building. The very welcoming gentleman's "tour" of the two small rooms filled with Edith Piaf memorabilia is also in French - though he spoke slowly and simply as he pointed things out to me. Three French visitors were there when my college-aged daughter and I arrived. I was absolutely thrilled to see them to be honest - this was without a doubt the sketchiest adventure on our itinerary! The three beamed at us as we came in and we did the same when another small group arrived. You truly feel like you are part of a secret club! No admission fees, but a small donation is requested. Well worth a visit for Edith Piaf admirers up for an adventure - and who realize getting there is part of this fun and somewhat unusual museum experience.
Written July 13, 2019
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Ognob50
Portsmouth, UK3 contributions
Phone number no longer valid
Apr 2019 • Couples
Phoned number but message says not recognised. We went anyway but no one there. Such a shame and also 3 other people outside hopeful. The Musee plaque is still on the wall. So disappointed.
Written April 29, 2019
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Rebecca
Dublin, Ireland103 contributions
Closed 1 - 20 August
Jul 2018 • Couples
Rang to make an appointment. The museum is closed from 1 - 20 August. The information on the website is from 2017. Be wary if you're planning a trip to Paris. We'll miss it.
Written July 31, 2018
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Sharlene T
San Diego, CA166 contributions
charming small museum in 2 rooms of apartment
Mar 2018 • Friends
These two small rooms of a Piaf fan's apartment are chock full of photos, memorabilia, gold records, dresses and furniture of Miss Piaf. Monsieur, who does not speak English, is happy to have fans view the memorabilia and to leave an offering in appreciation. Be aware that about 8 people are allowed in at a time (every 30 minutes) so there is very little room to turn around and view all. Worth the trip for fans of Edith Piaf. You must reserve in advance for limited viewing times on certain days of the week. When you reserve, you are given the building entry code.
Written March 22, 2018
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aikman77
Corte Madera, CA29 contributions
Paris trip
Apr 2017 • Couples
This was such a wonderful museum, if you are a fan of the lovely lady Edith Piaf this is a must visit . Small but very quaint.
Written January 18, 2018
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AnnaDominica
London, UK153 contributions
Loved it
Nov 2017 • Couples
This small museum is one of those gems that is hidden away in big cities. It is really for diehard Edith Piaf fans. You have to make a phone call to book and it is only open three afternoons. On phoning you will get the code for the door and there is a small life to the flat although we used the stairs. The museum is tiny but to see Edith Piaf's tiny dresses and her shoes and other artifacts is really worth the visit. There is no charge. There is a plate for gratuities and for me, a great fan, this was a very moving visit. Do not expect a glossy museum - its simplicity is its joy. We loved it.
Written December 6, 2017
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LivinganAdventure
Edmonton, Canada126 contributions
Only for Fans, but what a great off the beaten path place to go!
Aug 2016 • Family
If you are a fan, what a great place to visit. We found the apartment only to discover that you needed reservations. We called the number, and luckily the curator answered and let us in. He gave us great information ( French only!) and we got to see some momentos of someone whose music we have had the pleasure of enjoying. It is not fancy, and not well known, but for those that enjoy untraditional local offerings and not merely focused on what everyone else wants to do, this will be a great addition to your unique list of things to see and will make your soul happy. Only the true fans will understand the significance of the devotion of this curator!!
Written September 7, 2016
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frodoireland_11
Dublin, Ireland186 contributions
Nice Gem Of A Museum. But Fans Should Be Able To Use Cameras Inside And It Should Be Opened More Often For The Public
May 2016 • Solo
Nice Little Gem of a museum. I'm a big fan of the Little Sparrow. Fans should be able to take photographs inside. And also her songs should be playing in the museum and it should be opened regularly for her fans. You shouldn't have to book to make an appointment.
Written July 10, 2016
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HelpfulAngel
Atlanta, GA838 contributions
If you're a fan - you must go!
May 2016 • Family
This is a long time fan's home in which he has dedicated two rooms of his house to Edith Piaf. He said that he was a friend of Edith's late husband who entrusted all his Edith memorabilia to him provided that he would share it with the world. The museum is very small - two small rooms, these are filled with Edith Piaf memorabilia including her crockery, dresses, photographs, even Marcel's boxing gloves (which were my favorite), letters, photo albums, her gigantic teddy bear and a life size cutout of her (she was only 4'8 inches).

The place is a bit hard to get to - we took a taxi - which is probably the easiest, otherwise you have to take the metro to Menilmentant Station and then walk a few blocks along Rue Oberkampf and then turn left on Rue Crespin Du Gast. I must say that this is a very shady and run down part of Paris so be careful when walking.

Remember: you can only visit by appointment - so you can call this number: +33 1 43 55 52 72. The man only speaks French so if you can't speak French get someone who can to help you. It's only open 3 days Mon, Tues & Wed from 1 to 6 pm - so plan accordingly. The man will give you 2 codes to get into the building.

The cost to visit is by donation and the man is very appreciative even for a few Euros. We bought some stamps from it and gave him a 10 Euros for the 3 of us visiting and he was very happy.

The Pere Lachaise Cemetary is not too far from here if you want to visit. That is where Edith Piaf's body was laid to rest.

Well worth the visit if you are true fan.
Written June 1, 2016
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Musee Edith Piaf is open:
  • Mon - Wed 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Thu - Thu 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM


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