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We know you’ve heard this song before. This particular song rimes with France, with love and romanticism in Paris.

French singer Edith Piaf is the voice behind the famous “La Vie en Rose”. The singer also known as La Môme (the kid) -made famous to the younger crown by the eponym movie in which French actress Marion Cotillard was leading and got an Oscar in 2007 for best actress- was born a 100 years ago (December 19, 1915).

Edith Piaf, by the tourist in paris

For the occasion, the BNF – Bibliothèque nationale de France François Mitterrand, the French National Library, hosts a special exhibition on the private life of the singer through 400 recordings, pictures, letters, lyrics, posters, personal objects and her famous little black dress.

Edith Piaf, by the tourist in paris

A unique opportunity to take a closer look at her mysterious life and show she’s more than just one song!

A can’t-miss for any visitor in love with our French romantic culture and wants to sing his head off “La Vie en Rose” while walking through Paris.

Don’t have time to go to the museum? From April 22 to May 27, Paris subway (RATP) displays the singer’s lyrics underground on every metro lines (except lines 1, 4 and 14).

When? From April 14 to August 23, 2015 / Tuesday to Sunday. Official website.

Where? BNF – Bibliothèque nationale de France
Quai François Mauriac, 75013 Paris
Metro station: Bibliothèque François Mitterrand (Line 14)

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