Françoise Sagan

(1935-2004)

Tired of the crowd of Saint Tropez, Françoise Sagan decided to rent Le Manoir du Breuil in Equemauville, between Honfleur and Deauville, in July 1959. Passionate about gambling, she won 8 million francs in the night between August 7th and 8th, 1959. With this amount of money, she bought the manor and became the owner of “what was and still is my only property on earth: a house, still a bit busted, located 3 km away from Honfleur (and 12 from Deauville)”. From that day on, Deauville and Françoise Sagan became inseparable. She gambled, attended horse races, participated to parties with friends and dreamed on the large beach of Deauville, in any season.

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