It was obviously in Rochefort, in Charente-Maritime, that the musical comedy The Young Girls of Rochefort, directed by Jacques Demy, was shot during the spring and summer of 1966. Catherine Deneuve and her sister, Françoise Dorléac, played Delphine and Solange, twins “born under Gemini”. The wide-brimmed hats of the two actresses were designed by Jean Barthet, known as the “prince of designers”.

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