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"Piaf,The Exhbition" a tribute to Edith Piaf at The National Library of France

From 14 April 2015 to 23 August 2015

As this year corresponds to the centenary of her birth, the French National Library (BNF) did not miss the opportunity to honor the legendary artist who strongly marked the French music, Edith Piaf.

Edith Piaf, the French Icon is paid tribute at the National Library of France through an exhibition held from 14 April to 23 August 2015.

By her voice and her repertoire, the street singer has become a recognized music hall star, a major figure of the French popular culture and an international icon who inspired succeeding generations.

The centenary of her birth is a great opportunity to meet the great moments of her history, the exhibition taking place at the Bibliothèque National de France brings together a selection of records, photographs, posters, letters, programs ... as well as a fetish collection including the star’s famous little black dress. This exhibition offers an opportunity to understand what woman was Edith Piaf, as it presents hundreds of archival documents and offers a retrospective of the career and private life of the most popular French icon.

" Piaf, the Exhibition " is an opportunity to recall the singer’s amazing career, a popular idol and international icon, whose songs are still inspiring many of us. The exhibition allows the visitor, equipped at the entrance of a universal audio guide, to immerse in the world of Piaf through spectacular scenery and a rich musical and audiovisual tour. Visitors will also be allowed to interpret one of 10 memorable songs of Piaf, as a karaoke party will be held for the occasion, " Hymne à l’amour ", " la vie en rose ", " la foule " … chose your favorite and savor the moment, and remember, Piaf “Ne regrette Rien”!

While staying at Hotel Cambon , consider vistng the BNF to assist the exhibition and don’t forget to sing your favorite song, enjoy!

French National Library

Address: Quai François Mauriac, 75013 Paris

Open Tuesday to Saturday from 10h to 19h and Sundays from 13h to 19h. Closed Mondays and holidays. 

Price: 9 €, reduced price: € 7.