Charles Aznavour memorial plaque unveiled in Paris’ 9th arrondissement

May 17 2024, 19:25


On May 16, to mark Charles Aznavour’s centenary, the town hall of the 9th arrondissement of Paris unveiled a plaque in memory of the great artist and humanist, Aznavour Foundation reported.

The ceremony was held in the presence of Mrs. Delphine Bürkli, mayor of the 9th arrondissement of Paris, and H. E. Hasmik Tolmajian, ambassador of the Republic of Armenia to France.

The Aznavourian family lived on the 22 rue de Navarin during the Second World War and clandestinely sheltered Mélinée and Missak Manouchians as well as other resistance fighters at their apartment.

Charles Aznavour was intimately familiar with every street in the district, a place he held dear. From his years residing on Rue de Navarin to the unforgettable moments at Olympia, where he graced the stage with his most magnificent performances, and even to his offices on Rue Rossini, he felt a profound connection to the 9th arrondissement, a place he considered home.