The Trip to Biarritz

The Trip to Biarritz (French: Le voyage à Biarritz) is a 1963 French-Italian comedy film directed by Gilles Grangier and starring Fernandel, Michel Galabru and Rellys.[1] It is based on the play of the same title by Jean Sarment which was staged at the Comédie-Française in 1936.

The Trip to Biarritz
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Directed byGilles Grangier
Produced byJacques Plante
Massimo Uleri
Written byMichel Audiard
Raymond Castans
Gilles Grangier
Jean Manse
Massimo Uleri
Based onThe Trip to Biarritz by Jean Sarment
Michel Galabru
Music byGeorges Van Parys
CinematographyRoger Hubert
Edited byMadeleine Gug
Produzione Cinematografica Mediterranee
Distributed byCinédis
Release date
15 March 1963
Running time
94 minutes

It was shot at the Billancourt Studios in Paris and on location in Toulon and London. The sets were designed by the art director Rino Mondellini. It also marked the final film role of the veteran actress Arletty in the role of a hotel proprieter.


Guillaume Dodut is a stationmaster in rural France at a station where trains no longer stop. His dream has always been to holiday in the famous resort town of Biarritz. Meanwhile he gets involved in the romantic life of his son who is studying to be an engineer in London.



  1. ^ Le Bail & Le Bail p.385


  • Patrice Le Bail & Bruno Le Bail. La forteresse des illusions: petite anthologie du cinéma français. 2007.

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