In the heart of the bastide of Villeneuve d'Aveyron, discover the Jean-Marie Périer gallery with surprising shots of the stars of the 60s, the yéyé period!

From the Middle Ages to the Sixties, welcome to the Jean-Marie Périer gallery

Villeneuve d'Aveyron, on the Place des Conques, this former medieval building of the XNUMXth century called the mazel house (formerly the butcher's house), opens its doors to you and takes you into theuniverse of the popular magazine “Salut les buddies”. Climb the spiral staircase and come face to face with Mick Jagger, Johnny Hallyday or Sylvie Vartan.

Several rooms are dedicated to young idols: from Michel Berger to Françoise Hardy, via the Beatles and from Paris to New York via London! Go on a trip with the photographer Jean-Marie Perier !

An internationally renowned photographer

He has known them all and if you are lucky, you may even meet him! He will tell you behind the scenes of these photos:

No limits in those years, I had carte blanche and the artists followed me with their eyes closed, that's how I took Sylvie Vartan and Sheila to a farm in the countryside to dress them up as snipes! '

After having worked for Marie-Claire, Jazz magazine, Paris-Match or Télé 7 jours, Jean-Marie Périer became the Hello friends photographer in 1962. For more than ten years, he rubbed shoulders with all the greatest artists of the 60s! Aveyronnais by adoption, it is in Villeneuve d'Aveyron that he put down his luggage and has been living for ten years now.

A captivating permanent exhibition but not only...

Admire them 200 prints of this permanent exhibition during your visit! The story of these photos is unique: Johnny and Sylvie asleep in a car, France Gall at the beach with her friends, Sardou with an American flag in the middle of a street in Los Angeles or Claude François with his Claudettes!

Without forgetting the "people from here" room, a tribute to the emblematic figures of our territory!

Through the anecdotes of Jean-Marie Périer

Throughout your visit to the exhibition, experience the backstage of the shootings with Jean-Marie Périer. Through his anecdotes, the photographer tells you the secrets of each of his photos.

House of Photography, Villeneuve d'Aveyron

Visit the exhibition

Opening hours from November 06 to December 31, 2023
Wednesday Open from 14 a.m. to 17 p.m.
Thursday Open from 14 a.m. to 17 p.m.
Friday Open from 14 a.m. to 17 p.m.
SATURDAY Open from 14 a.m. to 17 p.m.
Sunday Open from 14 a.m. to 17 p.m.
Closed December 25. Open on public holidays from 14 p.m. to 17 p.m.
Pricing Min. Max.
Individual adult free visit
5.5 € 7 €
Individual child free visit
5.5 € -
Farm. Opens tomorrow at 14:00 p.m.

Jean-Marie Perier Gallery

Place des Conques
12260 Villeneuve
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