On “La Belle Tour”: “Madeleine Notes Helped Me Live Better,” Says Marie Denise Pelletier

Marie Denise Pelletier adopted Îles-de-la-Madeleine in 1979. After that she visited almost every year and lived there for several months in a year since meeting her boyfriend who lives there.

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It was in the Magdalen Islands that the translator made the clip for “Tus les Gris, les SOS” in 1988 with his fiery hair blowing in the wind. And as “everything has everything,” Klipp’s homestay is across the street from the White House every time she sets foot on the archipelago. The latter also belonged to his brother-in-law!

“My destiny is really connected to the islands, I had something to live there,” said Marie Denise Pelletier in an interview with the QMI agency. He is the guest of the program “La Belly Tour” aired on TVA this Monday, an episode dedicated to the Madeleine’s little corner of paradise. Marie Denise Pelletier and Guy Jodoin’s other guests – Marie-Pierre Arthur, Louis Clavis and Ariane Moffat – went to the La Grave heritage site for the recording.

“I have been going there for 43 years. In 1980, I met my best friend Lucy, who later became my roommate in Montreal. I went there almost every year and I know a lot of Madeleinos. 8 years ago, my boyfriend introduced me to someone who lives there. What a lovely gift! Now, I live on the islands three to five months a year,” said Marie Denise Pelletier.

Of course, she loves the white sand beaches and the food, but what captivated her was Madeleinodes in particular. “Seeing their lifestyle and life. I’ve always said that the Madeleinos help me live better, they’re in the moment, they have a sense of celebration, they have a lot of pride. I love these people, they are so welcoming, it’s so much on a human level. For all these reasons and more, the food is good, I also have great friends there, and my boyfriend’s family. It’s my second home.”


40 years ago this year, Marie Denise Pelletier won the International Festival de la Chanson de Granby. It then took her three years to train, participate in other competitions and hatch, and in 1985 her first 45 rpm, “Échec et mat”, was released, followed by her first album, “Premier Contact”. and “Starmania,” a musical in which she played Stella Spotlight. Since then, he has made his living on the stage and at 62 realizes how lucky he is, especially since he signed with Productions Martin Leclerc and has no shortage of projects.

Marie Denise Pelletier is very busy this summer with her friends Joe Bogan and Marie Carmen on the “Pour une histoire d’un soir” tour as the festivals resume. Despite the pandemic disrupting their schedule, they have secured a silver ticket for selling 25,000 tickets.

“We’re very happy and we have another year. Making people happy is our real paycheck and knowing that we can touch people every night is very rewarding.

Next year, Marie Denise Pelletier will present a new opus and embark on a solo tour in 2024.

“We’re stopping in April 2023, the girls and I. We’re going to take our lives, but our friendship will live on, that’s for sure. We’ll end it with the Orchester Symphonic de Québec at the Grand Théâtre de Québec, and there will be a recording of the show, so a disc is coming.

“La Belle Tour” airs every Monday at 8pm on TVA.

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