Sous le soleil (TFI, 1996-2008)
Sous le soleil (“Under the Sun”) was a French
soap opera broadcast on TFI from March 13, 1996 to December 20, 2008. Sous le soleil focuses on the lives and
loves of Laure, Caroline and Jessica, young women living in Saint-Tropez on the French Riviera. Laure (Benedicye Delmas) works as a doctor. Caroline (Adeline Blondieau) is a lawyer by day, trying to make it as a singer by night. Jessica is an American blond who works as a bartender, model and dancer.
The soap inspired a spin-off series, Sous le soleil de Saint-Tropez, which has been airing since 2013. Sous le soleil has an international following: audiences from Latin America, Belgium, Switzerland, Italy, Slovakia, Russia, Turkey and Poland. It has also aired in Hungary, Lebanon, the Ukraine, Greece, the Netherlands and the U.S.