Between Villefranche de Rouergue and Figeac lies the beautiful village of Villeneuve, seat of a very special and unexpected maison de la photographie nested in the tourist office:  Jean-Marie Périer, a famous photographer of the yéyé period, later film maker, has settled there and created this museum for his photography, in a medieval building, on two stories in the heart of the village. This is a trip down memory lane, that of Salut les Copains, and all the stars of that period, fallen and forgotten or still active and famous, a piece of French history from the sixties onwards. International stars are not forgotten from the adolescent Rolling Stones and Beatles to Bob Dylan or Chuck Berry. Périer has known and photographed them all. We can enjoy the candid shots of Françoise Hardy, Sheila, both dressed as Bécassine, or Johnny Halliday, Eddy Mitchell, Dutronc, Berger and France Gall. All amazingly young, alive, happy and jumping, bursting of energy. A sweet and fun exhibition, reminiscent of that time of carelessness and confidence in the future. The time of the Yeah! Yeah! Of the yéyés.

Jacques Dutronc, Paris, 1966 ©Jean-Marie Périer
Sheila, as Joan of Arc, Paris, 1965 ©Jean-Marie Périer
Sylvie Vartan, Paris, 1963 ©Jean-Marie Périer
Françoise Hardy, Paris, 1962 ©Jean-Marie Périer
Steve Mc Queen, Spain, 1969 ©Jean-Marie Périer