In an exclusive interview with M Le Magazine, actress and singer Charlotte Gainsbourg, donned in Saint Laurent, reveals that she has completed a multi-year restoration of her father Serge Gainsbourg's historic Parisian apartment. Situated at 5 bis Rue de Verneuil, the home where the iconic musician lived until his death in 1991, has been transformed into a museum that will open its doors to the public on September 20th.
The restoration project has been painstakingly carried out to preserve the apartment's original ambiance. From music awards to half-empty bottles of alcohol and lighters, the space has been arranged in a way that makes it feel as though its previous occupant might walk in at any moment.
Charlotte Gainsbourg took this labor of love as an homage to her father and his immense cultural significance. "It's not just a museum; it's like stepping back in time," she says. "We have tried to keep everything just as he left it, to allow visitors to experience the space just as he did."
The museum promises to offer fans and newcomers alike an intimate glimpse into the life of Serge Gainsbourg, one of France's most influential musicians and cultural figures. It will showcase personal artifacts, musical instruments, and other memorabilia that bring to life both the man and the myth.
Whether you are a longtime fan of Serge Gainsbourg or new to his art, this carefully curated museum offers a one-of-a-kind experience that beautifully melds past and present, and serves as a poignant tribute to an artist who left an indelible mark on the world.