William LEYMERGIE

Television presenter and producer

"The event of my 20th birthday: coming to 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 program Télématin - which he presents and produces - followed since then by millions of French and French-speaking people thanks to a record broadcast in 127 countries thanks to TV5.

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

Between two programs, the television man delivers his view on the event of the summer 2015 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.

He explains: "For me, Deauville was the story of some of my friends when they came back from vacations, while I was living in North Africa with my parents. They were mythical, these names of cities that began with -ville! I thought it was very chic. With my friends, we imagined Algerville, Dakarville... [on the same model as Deauville and Trouville]. I couldn't wait to come and visit. One day, the event, it was to say: with my friends, we will come to walk on this immense beach that I did not know. When I turned 20, I was very proud to be able to walk on such a famous beach! A famous seaside resort in the world and, what's more, not far from the landing beaches. For me, it was the top level! I wasn't sure if I would meet any 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..."

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