We would like to thank all those who contributed to the content and creation of this website dedicated to the work of Pierre Arvay, in particular:

  • His relatives, friends and collaborators;
  • The Sacem, specifically Claude Pastour, Patricia Prével, Sylvie Annest and Gwenola Gicquel;
  • The Bibliothèque nationale de France, specifically Isabelle Giannattasio, Luc Verrier, Bertrand Bonnieux and Philippe Bérard;
  • The various editors for their kind permissions, specifically De Wolfe Music, Kapagama, EMI, Le Chant du Monde and Marianne mélodie;
  • The Institut national de l’audiovisuel, with Pascale Poher, Éléonore Alquier and François Ferrer;
  • The Maison de la pub, with Anne Saint Dreux;
  • Rosalind De Wolfe, Maria Séguinel, Michèle Teppaz-Descollonges, Cyril Hoffmeyer, Matthieu Moulin, Paul Seyvos, Jacques Pessis, Patrick Brunie, Dominique Delouche, Gilbert Dassonville, Darren Stuart and Nenad Tubin.

We would also like to thank:

  • Radio France, the Library of Congress (Washington D.C.), the University of Wisconsin, the Bibliothèque nationale du Québec, the Bibliothèque municipale de Lyon, the Éditions métropolitaines, Peer music, the Musée de la ville de Tulle, the Médiathèque Hector Berlioz, the Bibliothèque musicale de Touraine, the Communauté de la Dame de tous les peuples, the Bibliothèque diocésaine de Dax, the ASFFA, the Conservatoire national supérieur d’art dramatique de Paris and the Studio Chine;
  • The CNC, the Archives françaises du film, Films du jeudi, Films de la Pléiade, Armor films, the CNDP, the CERFAV, the FSSEP and Canal INSEP;
  • The film libraries of Corsica (Casa di lume), Brittany, Toulouse, the Pays de Savoie, Saint Étienne, Paris (Robert Lynen), the Ministry for agriculture; the Cinémathèque suisse, the Cinémathèque française, the Institut Jean Vigo and the Forum des images.

Credits - terms

Despite our research we were not able to find all of the holders of rights to the works presented on this site. We invite these holders of rights to contact us, should they not wish their work to be referenced.
None of the content found on this site may be reproduced or distributed without the permission of the author and holders of rights.

Photos and documents

The Arvay family’s and Adrien Thomas personal collection.
All rights are reserved. 

Black and wite picture of Pierre Arvay at his desk: Liliane Sauvan-Magnet
Detailed Biography to download: Adrien Thomas, Émilie Greenbreg and Sabine Arqué
‘Timeline’ in the Biography section: Adrien Thomas and Yasmine Ghembaza
Drawings in the Radio section: Gabriel Coulibeuf


Pierre Arvay

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Errors and omissions of credit mentioned in certain parts of the website have all been checked with the Sacem.

Creation of the website

Adrien Thomas

Development and design

Selen Cingöz, Romain Thomas and Adrien Thomas

English translation

TranslateMedia and Zoë Lettry