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He lived every summer in Deauville

Jean Gabin adopted Deauville for filming and vacationing reasons.

In 1956, he rented "Les Chaumières" at the end of rue Victor Hugo for the holidays. The following year, it will be the “Villa Henri Dominique” facing that of Jacques Bar, producer of 80 films including the greatest successes of the actor: Melody in the basement, A monkey in Winter, The gentleman of Epsom, The cellar rebuffs, The President, The old of the old, The red is put ...

From 1958 to 1960, Jean Gabin took up his summer quarters at “Petit Boqueteau”, a villa located in the aptly named Rue des Villas. It was in 1961 that he acquired the Villa “La Malmaison”, at 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 settled there with his children and sent them to school. He is there on weekends and during holidays. He also comes to live there during filming on the Normandy coast: Baron Lock (1960) A monkey in winter (1962).

In May 1968 fleeing Paris and its demonstrations, the whole family moved to the Villa. We meet Jean-Paul Belmondo, Michel Audiard and Gilles Grangier during working sessions. Neighbor, Lino Ventura rents an apartment in the “Villa Héliotrope” located at the corner of rue Le Marois and rue Baronne d'Erlanger.