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William LEYMERGIE

TV presenter and producer

"The event of my 20th birthday: come and walk on such a famous beach!"

His face has been part of French television heritage for more than 30 years. January 10, 1985: William Leymergie launches the Télématin program - which he presents and produces - since followed by millions of French and French speakers thanks to a record broadcast in 127 countries thanks to TV5.

Lover of Africa, where he spent a large part of his childhood according to the assignments of his father, a professional soldier, William Leymergie also appreciates the charms of Deauville and its region, with which he is familiar.

Between two shows, the television man gives his look at the summer 2015 event in Deauville, which celebrated the parasols, so emblematic of the seaside resort. The opportunity to deliver his favorites among the works of the City's collections exhibited on the Boards.

And to explain: "For me, Deauville, it was the story of some of my comrades when they returned from vacation, while I lived in North Africa with my parents. They were mythical, these names of cities which began with -ville! I found it very chic. With my comrades, we imagined Algerville, Dakarville ... [on the same model as Deauville and Trouville]. I couldn't wait to come and visit. One day, the event was to say: with our friends, we are going to come and walk on this huge beach that I did not know. When I was 20, I was very proud to be able to walk on such a famous beach! A seaside resort famous in the world and, moreover, not far from the landing beaches. For me, it was the top level! I was not sure to meet stars at the time behind every grain of sand, but I was happy to do it. And yet I was just walking barefoot on sand ... "