Pierre Delanoë


It was in 1960 that Gilbert Bécaud (1927-2001), loyal to Deauville, convinced Pierre Delanoë (1918-2006) to join him in the villa he rented each year in Deauville, near the Franciscans. The lyricist of Et Maintenant, Nathalie… And the great successes of Gilbert Bécaud is also one of his closest friends. After two summers spent in a rental, Pierre Delanoë adopted Deauville and in 1962 acquired a house in Tourgéville. He comes every school holiday and spends the end of year celebrations in Deauville. In this house he welcomed Gilbert Bécaud and Michel Fugain at the start of his career when he wrote to him: I would not have time, Lucien Morisse, Artistic Director of Europe 1… and number of friends and artistic collaborators.

He sympathizes from 1962, with Michel and Anne d'Ornano and shares each Christmas Eve with them, writing each year an original song set to music by Claude Bolling, another follower of this Christmas Eve in Deauville.

In Deauville, Pierre Delanoë plays a lot of tennis, participates in a number of tournaments and then becomes a brilliant golfer. Between two sports sequences, he writes a number of songs. We remember that it was in 1975, with his lyricist friend Claude Lemesle, at the thalassotherapy center in Deauville that the words for the adaptation of an Italian song discovered by Joe Dassin were born. Indian summer, the biggest success of 1975.


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Empress Eugenie wharf
14800 Deauville
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Place Jean-Mermoz
14640 Villers-sur-Mer
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14910 Blonville-sur-Mer
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14113 Villerville
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14800 Toques
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Louis Delamare Promenade
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14800 Tourgeville
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