Résumé

Dalida's house is located at 11 bis rue d'Orchamps, on the Butte Montmartre, in Paris. Peaceful, this street reminds of the countryside and freedom. What Dalida was trying to find in the middle of Paris. In a television interview in 1975, she said "I have always loved Montmartre, I found it so peaceful and quiet that I immediately bought this house when I saw it," she said, before specifying that the neighborhood evokes for her the countryside in the heart of Paris.

The house is already an attraction during the singer's lifetime. Some fans spent hours watching for her exits.  "I can't stand it anymore. I'm sick, I want to go to the doctor and I have to put on makeup, I have to poison myself because I know they'll be there. I can't take it anymore. I want to be still." But elle n'était pas toujours excédée par ce manque de liberté. Elle savait aussi être aimable avec eux et même les inviter chez elle.

She also loved her neighborhood. Dalida had her habits at the Moulin de la Galette, 50 m from her home, where she always sat by the window at table number three.

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The Maison de Dalida à Montmartre cannot be visited

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Maison de Dalida à Montmartre
11 bis rue d'Orchamps
75018 Paris

  • It is located on the Montmartre Hill
  • Metro - Lamarck-Caulaincourt (Line 12) and Abbesses (Line 2)
  • Bus - 30, 40, 54 , 80
Address

Maison de Dalida à Montmartre
11 bis rue d'Orchamps
75018 Paris

Coordinates Latitude Longitude
Sexagesimal (°, ', ") 48° 53′ 13″ N 2° 20′ 13″ E
Degré décimal (GPS) 48.88698 2.33702
Description complète

Dalida's house is located at 11 bis rue d'Orchamps, on the Butte Montmartre, in Paris. Peaceful, this street reminds of the countryside and freedom. What Dalida was trying to find in the middle of Paris. In a television interview in 1975, she said "I have always loved Montmartre, I found it so peaceful and quiet that I immediately bought this house when I saw it," she said, before specifying that the neighborhood evokes for her the countryside in the heart of Paris.

Dalida's house from May 1962 until her death on May 3, 1987

In May 1962, her desire for space and freedom led her to move to Montmartre and buy this 1900s-style mansion, the "Château de la Belle au Bois Dormant," which was sheltered behind high walls.

The writer Céline lived in this house from 1929 onwards and then lived nearby, on Rue Girardon. It is a a Count that will buy this house. At the death of his wife in 1961 the house will be put on sale. Dalida and Jean Paul Belmondo were very interested but it was Dalida who won the sale.

After Dalida's death, the mansion was sold and divided into several high-end apartments. Indeed, one of the apartments with a surface of 100m ² was sold at no less than 2.3 million euros!

Note that it is still possible to contemplate this residence from the outside,

The ideal location for living on the Butte Montmartre

Just a stone's throw from the Place du Tertre, on the heights of Montmartre, the Rue d'Orchamps leads to the top of the Rue Lepic, opposite the Moulin de la Galette. Tourists hardly venture there. An oasis of calm in the middle of the city. From the house, you can see all of Paris. The wings of the Moulin-Rouge can be seen against the sky.

The house has three floors and a very nice balcony that looks out to the south of Paris. From there, Dalida had a view on the Madeleine, on the Hôtel des Invalides and, further on, on the Eiffel Tower.

Life in Dalida's house in Montmartre

Dalida arrived in this house in May 1962. After the Cannes festival, just a year earlier, which caused her separation from Lucien Morisse, to whom she left the apartment in the rue d'Ankara. For a few months, she went to live with her mother and brothers, in a duplex she had bought for them, in the fifteenth district. Just the time to find, in Montmartre, this house of dreams.

Between her tours in France and abroad, Dalida's relatives remember the Sunday afternoons, rue d'Orchampt, where they played cards (rummy - Dalida hated to lose). We share the thousand and one gossips of show business ... and also huge salads.

An attraction for her fans already before her death

The house is already an attraction during the singer's lifetime. Some fans spent hours watching for her exits. Ariane Ravier, in her book Dalida passionnément (éditions Favre), tells an anecdote about this. The scene takes place in the office of Orlando, Dalida's brother: "She bursts out of it: "I'm fed up! I will call the police! It will not drag!" She screamed, red as a cherry... Bruno manages to calm her down, imagining the scandal: the police, rue d'Orchampt! "But leave it alone. Ignore them" "I can't stand it anymore. I'm sick, I want to go to the doctor and I have to put on makeup, I have to poison myself because I know they'll be there. I can't take it anymore. I want to be still."

But she also knew what she owed to her fans. In April 1986, a young fan even attended a lunch with Dalida at her house, along with about 20 others. She was far from the glittery star," he recalls. She was very natural and jovial. She received us in blue jeans and without makeup, and she took the time to talk with each of us." The years pass, but he has not forgotten anything about his idol: "I live through her. She brings me good humor every day".

She also loved her neighborhood. Dalida had her habits at the Moulin de la Galette, 50 m from her home, where she always sat by the window at table number three.

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