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Paris Considers Making Gainsbourg Home Into Museum



PARIS (Reuters) - The Paris home of French singer and songwriter Serge Gainsbourg could be turned into a museum, an official from the Paris city hall said on Friday.

The house still draws hundreds of visitors 10 years after his death from alcohol abuse at the age of 62.

Gainsbourg remains most famous abroad for his breathy 1969 duet with English actress Jane Birkin, "Je t'aime...moi non plus,'' condemned by the Vatican and others as obscene.

The artist's daughter, actress Charlotte Gainsbourg, owns the two-story house stuffed with mementos and photographs and recently approached city hall suggesting it be turned into a museum.

A meeting of Paris councilors last month unanimously approved the idea of buying the house at 5 bis, rue de Verneuil in the capital's seventh arrondissement.

Christophe Girard, the city's cultural affairs councilor, visited the dwelling this week and was moved to find its contents intact, the head of Girard's office told Reuters.

"You get the feeling that Serge Gainsbourg is going to turn up at any moment,'' he quoted Girard as saying.

Authorities are now studying how the narrow house could be made accessible to large groups. One idea is to buy a neighboring apartment to turn it into a ticket office and souvenir shop, the official said.

"Gainsbourg's house such as it stands would be very difficult to open to the public,'' the official said. "We need time to visit, to mull it over, to see how much it costs.''

The chain-smoking, gravel-voiced Gainsbourg ruled over the French music scene for more than 30 years until his death.

He teamed up with dozens of performers including Petula Clark, Juliette Greco and Brigitte Bardot. The Paris house, where he lived for close to 25 years, has long been a pilgrimage site for fans.

 
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