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Paris: on line 13, a station renamed "Gaîté-Joséphine Baker"


The son of the Music-hall artist, who will enter the Pantheon on November 30, announced the news Monday on TV5 Monde.

The Paris metro pays tribute to Joséphine Baker.

The artist, who will enter the Pantheon on November 30, will have his name attached to that of the line 13 station, Gaîté, his son Brian Bouillon-Baker announced on Monday.

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"It is validated by the Ministry of Transport and the management of the RATP"

, he assured on TV5 Monde.

He had indeed proposed to them to

“baptize and under-name the station“ Gaîté-Joséphine Baker ”because the two words associate very well, it is in the rue de la Gaîté that is the Bobino room and at the end of this street is the place Joséphine Baker ”

, he justified, seeing in it a gesture which

“ is not trivial ”

and which

“ will remain for the Parisians ”


A last concert in Bobino

It was in Bobino that the icon of the Roaring Twenties gave his last concert, April 9, 1975, victim of a cerebral hemorrhage the next day.

She died two days later at age 68.

Jean-Claude Dauzanne, director of the music hall, then closed the doors of Bobino for eight days as a sign of mourning.

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On November 30, the one who made her first appearance at the Champs-Élysées theater in 1925 will enter the Panthéon.

The ceremony will begin at 5.30 p.m. and could bring together 2,000 guests and thousands of passers-by who have come to pay him a final tribute.

She will be the sixth woman to lie down in this place.

Source: lefigaro

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