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Serge Gainsbourg’s Paris home is finally opening to the public this year

After many delays, a date has been set for the home of iconic French musician Serge Gainsbourg to open as a museum

Beril Naz Hassan
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Beril Naz Hassan

Fans of the late Serge Gainsbourg will be elated to know that the cultural icon’s Paris home, which he shared with his partner Jane Birkin, will finally be opened to the public later this year.

The residence has been used as an altar for the pop music icon since his passing in 1991, with fans leaving flowers and handwritten messages. It is home to the piano the creative used to write many of his songs and the set for a number of his album cover photos. 

The home is set to open its doors on September 20 and will allow visitors a glimpse into Gainsbourg’s personal life. The singer’s belongings, including his clothes and art pieces by the likes of Salvador Dali and Claude Lalanne, will be on display. The Guardian reports that guests can expect to see up to 25,000 items when they stop by. 

Since the legend's passing, the property has been owned and kept by his actor daughter Charlotte Gainsbourg. Talking about it on her website, she shared that they are expecting to welcome around 100,000 visitors per year. 

The project has been in the works for a while. Gainsbourg told the AFP: ‘In the first ten years [after his death] when I was the most sure of the project, it was complicated to make it happen. And then, I went backwards because it was all that I had left of him, so I kept it like a treasure.

Then, during the pandemic, she said she ‘took a step back’. She shared: ‘For the public but also for my mental health. I have to be able to detach myself from it. It has to be a place that is truly rooted in Parisian heritage, that is accessible.’

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