JEAN GABIN

Actor

He spent every summer in Deauville

Jean Gabin adopted Deauville as his film location and holiday resort.

In 1956, he rented "Les Chaumières" at the end of rue Victor Hugo for his vacations. The following year, he moved into the "Villa Henri Dominique" opposite Jacques Bar, producer of 80 films including the actor's greatest hits: Mélodie en sous sol, Un singe en Hiver, Le gentleman d'Epsom, Le cave se rebiffe, Le Président, Les vieux de la vieille, Le rouge est mis ...

From 1958 to 1960, Jean Gabin spent his summers at "Le Petit Boqueteau", a villa on the aptly named Rue des Villas. In 1961, he acquired the Villa "La Malmaison", on the corner of rue Hunebelle and rue Victor Hugo. He renamed it "La Grande Villa" and lived there for thirteen years, from 1961 to 1974. He moved in with his children and sent them to school. He spent weekends and vacations there. He also came to stay during film shoots on the Normandy coast: Le baron de l'écluse (1960), Un singe en hiver (1962).

In May 1968, fleeing Paris and its demonstrations, the whole family moved into the Villa. Jean-Paul Belmondo, Michel Audiard and Gilles Grangier all met there for work sessions. Nearby, Lino Ventura rents an apartment in the "Villa Héliotrope" on the corner of rue Le Marois and rue Baronne d'Erlanger.

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