Plus belle la vie

Plus belle la vie
Genre Soap opera
Theme music composer Maidi Roth
Country of origin France
Original language(s) French
No. of seasons 13
No. of episodes 3130+ 18 special
(as of 21 st October 2016)
Executive producer(s) Hubert Besson, Telfrance
Location(s) Marseille, France
Running time 24 minutes
Original network France 3
Picture format 16/9
Audio format Stereo
Original release 30 August 2004 – Present

Plus belle la vie is a French television soap opera based on an idea by Hubert Besson and characters created by Georges Desmouceaux, Bénédicte Achard, Magaly Richard-Serrano and Olivier Szulzynger. On air since August 30, 2004, it is currently shown on France 3 on Monday to Friday evenings at 8:15pm. The show began with seventeen main actors and gained more over time.[1]

On July 11, 2008, France 3 broadcast its one thousandth episode, a milestone in French television. The series set a second record on June 8, 2012, with its two thousandth episode.[1] On April 22, 2016, the soap passes the bar of the three-thousandth episode.


The series follows the daily lives of the inhabitants of "Le Mistral", a fictional neighbourhood in the Mediterranean port city of Marseille, where wealthy and less than wealthy families co-exist. It focuses on their evolving love lives and friendships evolve and on the criminal intrigues in which certain residents of the neighbourhood are involved.


Lætitia Milot, candidate of Danse avec les stars as Mélanie Rinato
Hubert Besson, creator and producer of Plus belle la vie
Actor Character Seasons
Cécilia HornusBlanche Marci1 — present
Sylvie FleppMirta Torres1 — present
Serge DupireVincent Chaumette1 — present
Michel CordesRoland Marci1 — present
Rebecca HamptonCéline Frémont1 — present
Dounia CoesensJohanna Marci1 — present
Lætitia MilotMélanie Rinato1 — present
Anne DécisLuna Torres1 — present
Alexandre FabreCharles Frémont1 — present
Laurent KérusoréThomas Lenoir-Marci1 — present
Virgile BayleGuillaume Leserman1 — present
Thibaud VaneckNathan Leserman1 — present
Fabienne CaratSamia Nassri1 — present
Ambroise MichelRudy Torres1 — 9
Aurélie VaneckNinon Chaumette1 — 9
Pierre MartotLéo Castelli1 — 9
Colette RenardRachel Lévy1 — 5
Hélène MédigueCharlotte Le Bihac1 — 5
Juliette ChêneJuliette Frémont1 — 4 and 8
Sofiane BelmoudenMalik Nassri1 — 4
Emil Abossolo-MboDamien Mara2 — 4
Pascale RobertsWanda Legendre5 — 9
Nadège Beausson-DiagneSara Douala7 — 9
Richard GuedjCharles-Henri Picmal1 — 2 and 7
Thierry RagueneauFrançois Marci1 — 2 and 8
Geoffrey SauveauxLucas Marci1 — 2
Ibtissem GuerdaAïcha Djella1
Alice PolZoe1
Fabien GravillonJules Anglade3
Dorothée JemmaEdith Delvaux5
Catherine BenguiguiViolette Garcin6
Valérie VogtClaire Souchal7
Andrée DamantJulienne Vidal7
Jacques BoudetGaston Domert8


A movie theater in the Panier district of Marseille, inspired by Plus Belle la Vie

At first it was difficult to attract viewers. However, after striving to create more dynamic story lines, by the second season Plus belle la vie had an audience of five million. On Valentine's Day 2006, a plot involving Nicolas Barrel's death drew an audience of 6,329,600.[2] On November 17, 2008, Plus belle la vie received its highest ever ratings, with over 6.8 million viewers and a 24.9% audience share.[3]

The series regularly averages an audience of 5.3 million viewers with a 23.2% audience share each weekday evening.[4]

See also


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