I Love Piaf, The Musical
53 rue Notre-Dame-des-Champs, 75006 Paris
Capacity 118 seats
1 hour 20 minutes
Suitable for ages 10 and up
In French with English subtitles
Highlights: I Love Piaf, The Musical
Giving you a small, yet enchanting, glimpse of France’s most renowned icon, I Love Piaf tells the story of the woman behind the world famous “La Vie en Rose”. The intoxicating spirit of Piaf, accompanied by her exhilarating life story, is sure to bewitch any crowd. This performance truly captures “la môme Piaf” and will leave you humming Piaf’s timeless classics for days after!
Story: I Love Piaf, The Musical
I Love Piaf, performed in theatres all over Paris, is a musical about France’s most famous international superstar, Edith Piaf.
This intimate musical tells the short, yet intense life story of a woman with a girlish spirit. Piaf’s career began in the heart of Paris, in the outrageous cabarets of Pigalle, where she performed for mobsters and gangsters. Her fame then skyrocketed from Belleville to the Champs-Elysées and she eventually made history in the grandest music halls in the world.
From Shanghai to New York, Moscow to London, and even Montreal to Berlin, people of all ages and nationalities can sing along to the timeless classics, La Vie En Rose, L’Hymne à l’Amour, Milord, and Je Ne Regrette Rien.
History and Fun Facts about the Lucernaire theatre
In 1975, this modern cultural center was created in an old blow-torch factory in the heart of Paris, having been forcibly moved from its original location to make way for the construction of the Montparnasse Tower. The founders of the Lucernaire sought to create a shared space for urban culture, and the Lucernaire we know and love today is just that! As well as live performances, you will also find modern art exhibitions, film screenings, and a dining area within its historic walls. You might even cross paths with one of the actors at the onsite bar and terrace! Its status as a hive of modern cultural expression is attested by the venue’s regularly organized public poetry and theatrical readings, concerts, and debates. If the variety of its performances doesn’t already set it apart from the crowd, then its layout certainly will! Upon entering the Lucernaire theatre, you will enter into a private indoor/outdoor courtyard, giving way to theatre rooms for both cinema and live performances, a restaurant, and a bar and terrace that often spills onto the street with patrons stopping by for an afterwork drink and a dose of culture.
The Lucernaire derives its apt name from the ancient liturgy practice of le lucernarium, lighting the lamps at nightfall, the precise hour when many theatres begin opening their doors! With its cobblestone courtyard and classic Wallace fountains, this venue will bring you back to the 1920s and 30s, a time of artistic exploration and celebration of all things culture. French actor Gérard Depardieu has even performed on the Lucernaire stage!
Fast facts Capacity: 115 Handicap Accessible: No Air conditioning: Yes Heating: Yes