The public will finally have access to French musician, singer-songwriter, actor, author and filmmaker Serge Gainsbourg’s residence, located at 5 bis, rue de Verneuil, in Paris’s 7th arrondissement when it reopens on 20th September 2023.
The multitalented artist rose to fame with a diverse repertoire of musical styles, and also dabbled in the worlds of cinema and literature, directing numerous films and music videos. He also composed over forty soundtracks.
To complement the experience, a museum dedicated to the artist will also open its doors right in front of the house. The museum promises to take visitors on a chronological journey through Serge Gainsbourg’s work, showcasing a range of unpublished and emblematic pieces from the museum’s collection alongside a fifty-minute multimedia experience.
Tickets for the house and museum, as well as the museum alone, went on sale yesterday and have already sold out between September and December 2023. However, some dates are still available for museum-only visits. If you missed out, the next round of reservations for early 2024 will open soon. The price of admission is €25 for the house and museum and €12 for the museum alone.
Those lucky enough to have secured a ticket will get a glimpse into the artist’s world, including his musical instruments and “his collection of emblematic pieces,” as described in a statement from his daughter to AFP. She hopes that visitors will have a special experience and gain new insight into her father’s work.
The interior of the house has remained unchanged since Gainsbourg’s death, adding to its mystique. Visitors will also have the opportunity to browse a bookstore-boutique and enjoy the piano-bar café called “Gainsbarre,” a nod to the artist’s nickname during his darkest moments. 5 bis, rue de Verneuil, 75007, Paris. maisongainsbourg.fr/en