Admirers and fans have been waiting for its opening for years and their patience will be rewarded on September 20th. That’s when the famous Gainsbourg house on the Rue de Verneuil will welcome the public into the setting where the author and singer lived and created from 1969 until his death in 1991. Immerse yourself in Serge Gainsbourg’s world... just a few steps from the Hotel du Danube.
A complete project
Charlotte Gainsbourg, Serge's daughter, has kept her father’s house intact since his death. As you pass through the door, you will discover a place imbued with his personality, his furniture, his posters, and the atmosphere in which he loved to write and from which he drew inspiration. The house holds many testimonies of his family life with Jane Birkin and Charlotte. Thanks to a geolocated headset, you can explore the two floors of the building and discover many anecdotes about its artistic journey.
A visit in two parts
After visiting the house, head a few steps to 14 Rue de Verneuil, where a museum is dedicated to the life and work of Serge Gainsbourg. There, you can admire some 450 artifacts divided into eight periods. Manuscripts, clothing, accessories, jewellery, and documents of all kinds comprise the very rich Gainsbourg collection. A bookstore and a café complete the museum in a spirit entirely consistent with that of the artist. Enthusiasts will rediscover the complex personality of the man they adored, while those who are not that familiar with him will discover the many fascinating facets of the man.
Less than a two-minute walk from the Hôtel du Danube, the opening of the Maison de Gainsbourg is a true cultural event. Remember to reserve your tickets in advance to avoid waiting and so get the most out of your visit.
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Hotel du Danube, a 3 star hotel in the heart of the Saint-Germain-des-Prés district