framework of these celebrations, on 21 May 2019 the Paris Municipality, in
cooperation with the Aznavour Foundation, organized tworemarkable events in the
of the memorial plaque
morning of May 21sta memorial plaque wasinaugurated at the first Paris appartment
building of the Aznavour family. The memorial plaque was placed at the 6th
district of Paris, 36 rue Monsieur-le-Prince, where the Aznavouryans originally
settled and where Charles Aznavour spent his childhood.
beginning of the ceremony Nicolas Aznavour, the co-founder of the Aznavour
Foundation and the youngest son of the illustrious artist greeted all the
guests. He thanked Mrs. Anne Hidalgo and the city of Paris for their support on
the behalf of Aznavour family:
we will celebrate my father's 95th birthday, but we celebrate his life every
day. Our goal, the goal of the family and the Aznavour Foundation is to
preserve the cultural and humanitarian heritage of Charles Aznavour, to honor
and to make his memory live.
inauguration of the commemorative plaque on the street Monsieur Le Prince marks
the launch of a long celebration campaign during which other events will be
organized and monuments will be inaugurated in Paris and around the world.”
The event was
attended by the large number of guests including city authorities, prominent
figures and members of the Aznavour family.
speech, Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris, mentioned:
“Paris pays tribute to Charles Aznavour, a
city which saw this immense talent emerge. He is the beloved child of our city,
which loves those who come from elsewhere and who share
its values of generosity and discovery.”
also revealed that "other surprises
will come to mark the presence of Charles Aznavour in Paris" because
the city wishes to pay tribute to him also in other symbolic places marking the
history, the life of Charles Aznavour by his report to the French capital. She
thanked the Aznavour Foundation for initiating the ambitious campaign of this
Concert on the forecourt
of Paris City Hall
an evening concert dedicated to Charle’s Aznavour Birthday on the forecourt of
Paris City Hall.
concert featuredJoana Mendil, EssaïAltounian, Eric Berchotand other musicians.
Aznavour Foundation was established by Charles Aznavour and his son Nicolas
Aznavour. The goal of the Foundation is to implement development programs in
the fileds of culture, education, and social welfare. One of the most important
objectives of the Foundation’s mission is to preserve and perpetuate the
immense cultural and humanitarian legacy of Charles Aznavour.