“30 years seems a long time ago, but we have the impression that it was yesterday”, notes with nostalgia Cécilia, the twenties and unconditional fan of Serge Gainsbourg.
Like other admirers of “Gainsbarre”, the young woman came to meditate in front of the artist's house, which has become a place of pilgrimage since his death on March 2, 1991. “He manages to convey totally different emotions: the abandonment, love, fantasy, sadness… That in the end we always find ourselves there ”assures the enthusiast.
Busy pasting a vinyl record with the effigy of Gainsbourg on 5 bis rue de Verneuil, Sara remembers a “transgressive” artist who was “sometimes too far away.
But he was free.
Poets are free ”.
For several years, Charlotte Gainsbourg, actress and daughter of the singer, has been hoping to transform the poet's home into a museum.
After finding a financial partner, Charlotte Gainsbourg bought the adjoining apartment in order to allow fans to access her father's very narrow mansion - thanks in particular to an outside elevator - and to create a museum space on the ground floor. - floor.
Under his leadership, the building permit necessary for the very complex redevelopment of the premises was issued in mid-December by the town planning department of the City of Paris.
"We know a lot of things about Serge, but we would like to learn more and know his daily life", impatient Bruno, 57, in love with Gainsbourg's music as much as with the character.
For his part, Alexis fears that "the myth that surrounds the singer is fading" with the opening to the public of "his den".
The “Maison Gainsbourg” should open to the public before the end of the year.