Bronze statue, representing Fernandel and Bourvil

Historic site and monument
  • Statues de Bronze Fernandel et Bourvil


Bronze statue, representing Fernandel and Bourvil in an emblematic scene of "la cuisine au beurre".
The sculptor Sébastien Langloÿs, has left three chairs available for tourists and locals to take their places (photo session required!).

With more than 6.3 million spectators, La cuisine au beurre is one of the biggest recipes in French cinema. But this film by Gilles Grangier, with Fernandel and Bourvil, mainly represents a section of the city's history, because it was shot "in" Martigues, in 1963.

In the background, the House in the hat of a policeman, this 17th century building, marked by its scalloped gable and its wrought iron balcony, acts as a restaurant in the film.
Where the emblematic scene that Sébastien Langloÿs reproduced takes place, the first chance meeting of Christiane's two spouses.

Ten years after the sculpture of the fisherman and the rower installed in Ferrières, the city of Martigues asked the Toulouse sculptor Sébastien Langloÿs to make this second work.
  • categories :
    • Town of Art & History
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  • Parking :
    • Parking nearby
  • Environments :
    • In centre of town
    • Town location
    • Pedestrian area
    • In the old centre
  • Services :
    • Pets welcome
  • Period :
    • 21st C
Services, Tours, Activities and entertainment
  • Environments :
    • Close to a public transportation
    • Close to pleasure port
    • Pier within 500 m
    • Close to GR footpath
  • Historical patrimony :
    • Historic patrimony
    • Sculpture
Bronze statue, representing Fernandel and Bourvil
Quai Aristide Briand
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Statues de Bronze Fernandel et Bourvil
Quai Aristide Briand
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 43.404803
Longitude : 5.053187
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