I Love Piaf, The Musical
4 Square Rapp, 75007 Paris
Capacity : 385 seats
1 hour 20 minutes
Suitable for ages 10 and up
In French with English subtitles
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”. This performance truly captures “la môme Piaf” and will leave you humming Piaf’s timeless classics for days after!
I Love Piaf, performed in theatres all over Paris, is a musical about France’s most famous international superstar, Edith Piaf. Now playing just metres from Paris' iconic Eiffel Tower.
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.
We had a wonderful evening, Anais sings very well alongside the talented accordionist and the narrator taught us the story behind each song. A modest but very nice decor, I would recommend without hesitation. Bravo to the whole troupe!
Excellent & moving
A wonderful show, excellent and moving. The songs were perfectly interpreted and brought Piaf's story to life, her emotions, her saddness and her joys, along with an interesting narration about the singer's life.
A very good show full of poetry, the singer has an excellent voice, the accordionist is very talented and the narrator was captivating. Go ahead you're in for a great time
Théâtre de la Tour Eiffel
The story of the Eiffel Tower Theater is linked to that of the Eiffel Tower and the 7th district of Paris. The Eiffel Tower Theater was built between 1912 and 1915 by the architect Louis Lefranc. At the turn of the century, following the famous 1889 World Fair which left us with the massive structure of the Eiffel Tower just steps away, the area was thriving, true cradle of the emerging innovative companies of the time, from automobile and aeronatique workshops and beyond. In this neighbourhood that came to be known for its inventiveness and innovative current, emerged with it a high-tech theatre with all the modern equipment dedicated to the show, the artists, and the spectator. The venue is truly unique not only for its technology, but also for its exceptional acoustics and close proximity between the stage and the audience
Thanks to such a location, the Eiffel Tower Theater enjoys welcoming both French and international influences, bringing in special events such as New York and Shanghai comedy festivals.
The Théâtre de la Tour Eiffel is in the heart of the 7th district next to the Eiffel Tower itself a stone's throw from the famous Champ de Mars, surrounded by the Place des Invalides, the Seine riverbanks, and the Musée du quai Branly.
Air conditioning: Yes
Where will I be seated and will I see the subtitles properly?
There are 3 seating categories available, each of which ensures a comfortable view of the subtitles. Theatre in Paris guests are centrally placed in the main rchestra seating to ensure an optimal view of the stage and subtitles.
How do I get to the theatre?
The theatre is accessible by line 9 & RER C, and the easiest metro stations are Alma Marceau (Line 9) or Pont de l'Alma (RER C).Our hotline can be reached in case of difficulty finding the theatre from 10 am to 7pm Paris time. For details, we invite you to consult the map above.
What do I do when I get to the theatre?
We invite you to arrive 15 minutes before the beginning of the show, and present your voucher at the front desk. The theatre's English-speaking staff members will guide you to your seats.
Can I purchase a programme?
An exclusive programme in English for I Love Piaf is provided free of charge for Theatre in Paris guests. It is a perfect souvenir, with insider information on the play, the show, and the troupe.
How long does the show last?
The show lasts one hour and twenty minutes with no intermission.
Is it a show for travellers or French people?
Thanks to our subtitles, both! This production of I Love Piaf has been performed in French for years in Paris and on tour around the globe, enjoying endless success. With the English subtitles, forget about the language barrier and enjoy an amazing French night out.
Subtitles or surtitles?
Surtitles (also called supertitles) are the theatre equivalent of subtitles. That’s because in French “sur” means “above”. At the Théâtre Trévise, the text is projected above the stage. Read more about surtitles here.
Is tipping customary?
Tips are not mandatory in Parisian theatres. However, ushers will usually expect a small tip of between 2€ and 5€, which you can give them when they've shown you to your seat. Fun fact: the French word for “tip” is “pourboire,” which literally translates to “to have a drink.”