From 19 to 23 March 2022Festival C'est l'Printemps à Val CenisAuditorium Laurent Gerra
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From 19 to 23 March 2022

C’est l’printemps à Val Cenis

Winter is over, spring has its festival! From Saturday 19th to Wednesday 23rd March 2022, Laurent Gerra as master of ceremonies welcomes his friends to the Val Cenis Lanslebourg auditorium for 4 days of concerts, humour and shows.

As announced by the governmental authorities, wearing a mask is no longer mandatory during the shows and the presentation of a vaccination pass is suspended from March 14th to access the festival. However, it will be recommended to wear a mask when meeting the artists during the signing sessions in particular.



Saturday 19 March – 20h30

“Un violon à Paris”

Concert by Renaud Capuçon

Sunday 20 March – 18h00

“Un soir au temps du Cinéma muet”

An evening composed and commented live by Thierry Frémaux

Lundi 21 mars – 20h30

The Paris Première Press Review

Live in auditorium Laurent Gerra.

Tuesday 22 March – 18h00

Book signing sessions

at the Alpazur Hotel
Mon Almanach Gourmand” by Laurent Gerra
Guide de survie gastronomique à l’usage des obsédés de la bouffe” by Stéphane Rose
L’anomalie du train 006” by Pascal Fioretto
Ce que l’on sait de Max Toppard” by Nicolas d’Estienne d’Orves
La Nef des Fous – Tome 2” and “Foutriquet” by Michel Onfray

Tuesday 22 March – 20h30

“Adieu… Peut-être. Merci, c’est sûr”

Patrick Timsit‘s Show

Wednesday 23 March – 18h00

“Noir comme neige” (Black as snow)

A TV film by Eric Valette shot in Haute Maurienne Vanoise with Laurent Gerra, Clémentine Poidatz et Thierry Frémont.


The promotional offer of 110€ valid on the first 50 passes has been a victim of its success. The C’est l’Printemps Pass is now on sale at the full price of 120€ until the first day of the festival.

Single tickets for each show will be on sale online and at the HMV Tourist Office from 14 February.

“C’est l’printemps à Val Cenis” Festival Pass 1
120 €

Holders of a festival pass will benefit from priority access to the Laurent Gerra Auditorium as well as privileged access to the seats located in the first third of the auditorium – closest to the stage.

Respect for the sanitary conditions in force: wearing a mask during the performances is compulsory.

1  On sale until 19 March inclusive.

“A violin in Paris”
Concert by Renaud Capuçon

In March 2021, Renaud Capuçon and his pianist decided to record in good conditions the small pieces they had shared throughout the confinement. They found immense joy in playing them again to offer them to the public.

“Un violon à Paris” gives listeners the opportunity to relive the best moments of an era that was not the best, but which also had its bright moments. The programme consists of short pieces, mostly arrangements for violin and piano. There are the great classics – Rachmaninov, Brahms, Debussy, Bach, Puccini, Chopin and many others – but also timeless pieces such as those by Stéphane Grappelli, Carlos Gardel, Ennio Morricone and even Charlie Chaplin, whose romantic spirit inspired immortal melodies in abundance.

“An evening in the time of silent cinema”
Conceived and commented by Thierry Frémaux. Accompanied on the piano by Didier Martel

Duration 1h30

After “Lumière! L’aventure commence”, here is a commented journey through the history of silent cinema: Max Linder, the first star of world cinema, Alice Guy, the first director, the emergence of John Ford and the Iron Horse, the birth of La Marseillaise in Abel Gance’s Napoleon, the beauty of Greta Garbo. Silent cinema is the childhood of cinema, it is also its purest incarnation.

It gathered crowds all over the world in 1922, it will move them to Val Cenis Lanslebourg in 2022!

Paris Première Press Review
Live at the Laurent Gerra auditorium.


The call of the summits has struck again… For this 9th edition of the “C’est l’printemps à Val Cenis” festival, the whole troupe of La Revue de Presse leaves, as every year, the Parisian pollution to go and breathe a good dose of fresh humour at Laurent Gerra’s. It is impossible not to fall victim to the intoxication of the summits!

France’s favourite imitator receives La Revue de Presse at his home in Val Cenis and will join Jérôme de Verdière and his whole gang: Jacques Mailhot, Bernard Mabille, Elodie Poux, Régis Mailhot, Philippe Chevallier, Stéphane Rose, Karine Dubernet, Thierry Rocher, Florence Brunold and Michel Guidoni. And still Deligne with the drawings.

“Adieu… Peut-être. Merci, c’est sûr”
Spectacle de Patrick Timsit.

Auteurs : Jean-François Halin, Patrick Timsit,
Mise en scène : Etienne de Balasy
Création lumière : Xavier Maingon
Production : Olympia Production et Tentative d’Evasion

Un spectacle d’adieu. Plutôt que de quitter mon public par sms, j’ai préféré le faire avec un spectacle. 35 ans qu’on se fréquente, c’était la moindre des choses. Au départ, j’ai pensé faire un best of de mes sketchs, pensant que mon public serait heureux de les entendre, et moi ravi de les jouer. Ensuite je me suis dit qu’il faudrait faire 2 ou 3 choses nouvelles…mais comme je suis gourmand, j’en ai rajouté…et de petites choses nouvelles en petites choses nouvelles : ça a donné un nouveau spectacle. Faire un dernier show pour dire adieu à son public, visiblement, c’est très inspirant. Et comme c’est le dernier, moi qui étais un peu timide dans les spectacles précédents, forcément, je me suis un peu lâché… Mes adieux sont vrais. Mais je n’ai qu’une envie, c’est qu’en sortant de la salle… Personne ne me croit ! Dix bonnes raisons d’arrêter et puis s’en va. Adieu… peut-être. Mais… Merci… c’est sûr !

“Black as snow”
Television film by Eric Valette shot in Haute Maurienne Vanoise

With Laurent Gerra, Clémentine Poidatz and Thierry Frémont.

While the season is in full swing in a ski resort on the Franco-Swiss border, Constance Vivier, a volunteer and risk-taking woman, and the Swiss policeman, Andreas Meyer, cerebral and borrowed, investigate the suspicious death of a teenager found frozen on a slope, following an alcohol coma. But when another girl is found dead in the same conditions, Constance and Andreas realise that they are dealing with serial murders. The clock is ticking to find the killer before the list of victims grows longer.

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