from 20 to 24 March 2021Festival C'est l'Printemps in Val Cenis

C'est l'printemps à Val Cenis

Master of ceremonies Laurent Gerra welcomes his friends to the auditorium of Val Cenis Lanslebourg.

2021 programming in progress but you can already add the date to your diary!


by Laurent Gerra

After the winter waltz of snowflakes and hurtling down slopes, at last the first buds emerge and the sun’s rays finally appear …

Spring joyfully brings a succession of firsts!

This year, it coincides with the very first crank of the cinematograph by the Lumière brothers, 125 years ago… A good reason for this “C’est l’primtemps à Val Cenis” festival to celebrate the themes of Cinema and friendship.

To open this season, the famous French TV presenter Michel Drucker will do us the exclusive honour of presenting his brand new show.

Second exclusivity and another regular at the Festival: Thierry Frémaux will talk about the great cinematographic adventure and the sequel to the film that dazzled us all last year.

With all her usual sensitivity, the sublime Françoise Fabian will perform songs from her first album … The legendary press review and accompanying mayhem will of course be there too!

Our friend Daniel Auteuil will close the festival with a performance of his musical, “Déjeuner en l’Air”, an emotionally-charged mix of poetry and songs.

So, as the lights go down, sit back, make yourself comfortable, and, like on the slopes, just slide into it!

Winter is over...

Spring is here!

in Val Cenis

For its 9th year, the festival celebrates the cinema


For the 125th anniversary of the birth of the 7th Art, the programme includes:

  • Saturday 21st March: an exclusive performance of Michel Drucker’s new show, “De Vous à Moi”
  • Sunday 22nd March: “Lumière! L’Aventure Continue”, a film composed and narrated live by Thierry Frémaux
  • Monday 23rd March: “La Revue de Presse” by Paris Première
  • Tuesday 24th March: “Françoise Fabian in concert”
  • Wednesday 25th March: “Déjeuner en l’Air”, Daniel Auteuil in a musical show based on the work of Paul-Jean Toulet

All shows start at 8:30 pm – except on 22nd March, 6 pm – at the Laurent Gerra Auditorium in Val Cenis Lanslebourg.


You can purchase your “C’est l’Printemps à Val Cenis” Festival Pass at the Tourist Offices of Haute Maurienne Vanoise.

For individual shows, you can purchase tickets online (payment by bank card), or from the Tourist Offices of Haute Maurienne Vanoise.


During two touring seasons, Michel Drucker enchanted us with his first show “Seul avec Vous”.

The show revealed his incredible talent for storytelling, his sensitive nature, his delicate humour, his taste for flavoursome anecdotes, his infinite love for the profession and all those who dedicate their lives to it.

He has so many more amazing, moving and of course delightfully funny things to tell us, that a second show was simply inevitable. Here, he presents its main themes,

Come to the Festival to see his exclusive presentation of “De Vous à Moi”.

Created and narrated live by Thierry Frémaux, general director of the Lumière Institute.

Duration: 1h30
Screened in original format – Lumière films: 1.33

After “Lumière! L’Aventure Commence”, this new opus reveals some extraordinary new Lumière films based on restored footage.

Above all, it explores in more depth the history of the invention of cinema and its expression across the world.

This new montage aims to inform a wide audience that the roots of the most beautiful films in the history of cinema lie right here, at its origins, which are both French and international.

Hosted by Jérôme de Verdière. The call of the summits has struck again…

For the 9th year of the festival “C’est l’Printemps à Val Cenis”, the entire troupe of La Revue de Presse is once again leaving behind the pollution of Paris for a big breath of  fresh humour alongside Laurent Gerra. Impossible not to succumb to the intoxicating euphoria of the mountains!

France’s favourite impersonator plays host to La Revue de Presse in his hometown of Val Cenis where he joins Jérôme de Verdière and all his crew: Jacques Mailhot, Bernard Mabille, Elodie Poux, Régis Mailhot, Philippe Chevallier, Stéphane Rose, Didier Porte, Thierry Rocher, Walter, Florence Brunold and Michel Guidoni.

With cartoonist Deligne, as always.

Françoise Fabian is an icon of French cinema. But that has never stopped her dreaming of another of her life’s passions: music.

She first discovered music years ago, and it became a reality for her in 2015 when she sang two titles from the album “Les Gens dans l’Enveloppe” written and composed by Alex Beaupain for the live show of the same name by Isabelle Monnin.

Françoise presents her first album, produced by Alex Beaupain, who wrote a few titles but, above all, succeeded in surrounding her with big names in French song who helped her build an original repertoire: Julien Clerc, Vincent Delerm , Charles Aznavour, La Grande Sophie, Dominique A, Nicolas Kerr…

A musical about the poet Paul-Jean Toulet created and interpreted by Daniel Auteuil, accompanied by Pascal Garry on the guitar, as well as an accordionist and a pianist.

Daniel Auteuil presents “Déjeuner en l’Air” a musical on the life and works of Paul-Jean Toulet, a French poet of the early twentieth century, in which he also includes texts written by other famous French authors.

To music he wrote specially for these texts, Daniel Auteuil will recite, recount and sing, and provide his own guitar accompaniment.

He will also converse with the public on passages from his acting career.

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