Montand, the French Lover

yves montand musical paris
Théâtre Lucernaire

Until August 19, 2018

French surtitled in English (See the page)


Théâtre Lucernaire
53 rue Notre-Dame-des-Champs, 75006 Paris
Capacity 118 seats


1 hour 20 minutes


English Subtitles and Programme included
English-speaking staff at the theatre
An authentic Parisian experience amongst international travellers and French people

Highlights: Montand, the French Lover

Edith Piaf's lover, Marilyn Monroe's sweetheart, Simone Signoret's husband, Gérard Depardieu's costar... Yves Montand is a man of many titles.
The French-Italian singer and actor was the definition of a self-made man, and with his rise to fame his charms certainly earned him the title of the French lover. Get a small musical glimpse of the man behind the fame, the man who never forgot his humble roots.

Story: Montand, the French Lover

Confidant of the famous songstress Edith Piaf, married French film star Simone Signoret, and rumoured to be Marilyn Monroe's lover, Montand certainly was known in close circles with the stars, and many fell under his charm.

But who was the face behind this lure of stardom? Montand was also a man who never forgot his roots. His sister recounts and sings her dear brother's tales with passion and a good dose of humour from her hair salon in the south of France.

Through nostalgia and song, she remembers her brother's tumultuous life, from the early years working on the Mediterranean docks, to his rise to international stardom.


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Théâtre Lucernaire

53 rue Notre-Dame-des-Champs, 75006 Paris

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: 118
Handicap Accessible: Unfortunately, no
Air conditioning: Yes
Heating: Yes
Coat Check: No