Villerville, in the footsteps of the film "Un Singe en Hiver

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Filmed in 1962, the movie "Un Singe en Hiver" by Henri Verneuil with Jean Gabin and Jean-Paul Belmondo was filmed in large part in Villerville. The filming locations are still visible today, symbolized by totems in the center of Villerville, renamed Tigreville for the occasion.


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The bullfight scene features Gabriel Fouchet (Jean-Paul Belmondo) who, drunk, is living a waking dream in Spain. He thinks he is a toreador and plays a bullfight with his jacket in the middle of the cars on the Rue du Général Leclerc.
Rue du Général Leclerc
Tigreville Police Station
It is in front of the police station of Tigreville (Villerville) that Gabriel Fouquet (Jean-Paul Belmondo), slightly drunk, plays the toreadors in the middle of the cars with his jacket. This unconscious game brings him in front of the gendarmerie.
Rue du Maréchal Foch
Hotel Stella
The Hotel Stella is run by Albert Quentin (played by Jean Gabin), a former marine, with his wife Suzanne (played by Suzanne Flon). An alcoholic, Albert Quentin promises his wife that if the hotel survives the bombings of the Second World War he will quit drinking. The hotel is spared and he must then keep his promise.
Rue du Maréchal Foch
Le Cabaret Normand
The Cabaret Normand is the café where Jean-Paul Belmondo (Fouquet) orders a Picon-bière after his arrival in Tigreville (Villerville). After drinking several he becomes drunk and a conversation begins with the regulars of the café joining in and praising the merits of their village.
Rue de la Cabine
Tower of the dam
The tower located at the end of the Villerville dike, facing the sea, appears at the beginning of the film when Tigreville (Villerville) is under occupation. When the village was bombed, the tower was in flames as well as the facades of the Rue Foch.
Rue des Bains
Villerville Beach
Many scenes were shot on the beach, including the memorable final fireworks scene.
Au Chic Parisien
After his discussion with Suzanne Quentin (Suzanne Flon) at the lookout, Fouquet (Jean-Paul Belmondo) walks along the beach, up the Rue des Bains and arrives at the "Au Chic Parisien," a clothing store to find a warm garment for a girl.
Abel Mahu Street
The lookout is located at the end of the Rue de la Cabine, at the corner of the Cabaret Normand and gives access, by stairs, to the dike of the beach. Gabriel Fouquet and Suzanne Quentin come to discuss there because Suzanne fears that Gabriel is a bad influence for her husband.
Rue de la Cabine

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