Exhibition: “Jean Gabin, la guerre c’est pas du cinéma

From April 1, 2023 to May 20, 2024

Discover the incredible journey and commitment of French cinema icon Jean Gabin during the Second World War. In this exceptional exhibition at the Normandy Victory Museum in Carentan. Dozens of personal items are on display, along with previously unpublished photos and archives, as well as a tank like the one he led. Numerous events will take place during the exhibition, which will welcome Jean Gabin’s son Mathias Moncorgé on several occasions.

Expo gabin extended
Jean Gabin in front of the Souffleur tank
Jean-Gabin the committed

» Thursday, March 30, 2023: official inauguration by invitation.

» From April 1 to November 5, 2023: exhibition open to the public every day for the price of a museum ticket
» Monday, May 8, 2023 : Official launch of the new book by the Norman publisher OREP: Jean Gabin, La guerre c’est pas du cinéma, written by Patrick Glâtre and prefaced by Mathias Moncorgé, son of the actor; conference followed by a signing session and various activities; presence of Patrice Gelinet. Read more
Book on sale at the museum and in our online shop
»Sunday 30 July 2023: commemorations of the Landing of the 2nd armoured division at Utah Beach; a column of old military vehicles recreating elements of the 2nd armoured division passes by; conferences, book signings, public discussion with Gabin’s son and the son of Gabin’s superior. More info here
» Saturday 23 September 2023: screening of the film La Traversée de Paris at the D-Day Experience (St-Côme-du-Mont) in the presence of Mathias Moncorgé (son of Jean Gabin) and Philippe Raimbourg (son of Bourvil). Find out more and book
Saturday 21 October 2023: screening of the film Un Singe en Hiver at the D-Day Expérience, in the presence of Mathias Moncorgé (son of Jean Gabin), Sophie and Patrick Malakian (children of Henri Verneuil). Find out more and book

Questions you may have

+ Where is the Jean Gabin exhibition?

The Jean Gabin exhibition, “La guerre, c’est pas du cinéma” is located inside the Normandy Victory Museum in a room reserved for temporary exhibitions.

+ When is the Jean Gabin exhibition?

The Jean Gabin exhibition “La guerre, c’est pas du cinéma” has been extended and will be held at the Normandy Victory Museum until May 20, 2024.

+ Does the Jean Gabin exhibition have a fee?

The exhibition Jean Gabin, “La guerre, c’est pas du cinéma” is accessible with a entrance ticket to the museum. You don’t pay more. That is to say 9€ for adults / 6€ for children from 7 to 17 years old, students, teachers, soldiers, PMR / Free for children up to 6 years old.

Buy your entry ticket

This exceptional exhibition on Jean Gabin takes place at the Normandy Victory Museum near Carentan from April 1 to May 20, 2024. Buy your tickets now (access to the exhibition is included in your museum admission ticket).

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