A MAN AND A WOMAN

The film making Deauville popular all over the world

© Jean-Claude Boscher
© Laurent Lachèvre

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Shooted in November 1965 and released in 1966, the Claude Lelouch’s movie “A man and a woman” was awarded the "Palme d'Or" at the Cannes Film Festival, two Academy Awards (Best Foreign Language Film and Best Original Screenplay) and 47 international awards. Claude Lelouch was at the time one of the key French film directors and Deauville became forever the meeting venue for lovers and romance.

To celebrate in 2006 the 40th anniversary of the film’s first release, the “Place Claude Lelouch” was inaugurated in the presence of the film director, Anouk Aimée, the leading actress of the movie, Francis Lai and Pierre Barouh, respectively composer and songwriter of the famous song of the film.

LE JARDIN DES COEURS

To represent its image of lovers’ city, Deauville decided to settle on the “lais de mer” a heart-shaped sculpture, made by Antoine Arnoux. As for the “Pont des Arts” of Paris, couples can come to seal their love, hanging a padlock and exchanging oaths and promises of enduring love, their wishes and their secrets.

LE JARDIN DES COEURS