Key dates

1985

They’re guys who sing…

« It all started when Coluche came to my dressing room :

  • Hey, we need a song for the Restos du Cœur, something that can become a hit. You know how to do it !
  • For when ?
  • Next week.

Everything was already there : the strength of Coluche, the strength of the idea, the seduction of both, and the impossible that becomes possible.
And everything is still there. Except for him. »

Jean-Jacques Goldman

December 1986

First group of “Enfoirés”

It is thus that Coluche formed the first group of Enfoires with the performers of the song of the Restos : Jean-Jacques Goldman, Yves Montand, Nathalie Baye, Michel Platini, Michel Drucker et Catherine Deneuve.

Thanks to the popularity of Coluche and all his mates, the Restos du Coeur gained the support of the media and became known to a very large public. The death of this clown with the big heart did not demobilize the troops.

In December 86, the artists were gathered in a TV show dedicated to the Restos upon the invitation of Véronique Colucci, the comedian’s wife.
And they did it again in 1987, 1988…

1986

Les Restos du Coeur

Winter 1989-1990

Tours and Concerts

Stemming from their wish to go a step further in their support to the Restos, five Enfoires decided to go on tour in 7 large cities and donate the profits to the association.
Jean-Jacques Goldman, Michel Sardou, Johnny Hallyday, Véronique Sanson and Eddy Mitchell, accompanied by Michael Jones, toured France during winter 1989-1990.

Following this, an Enfoires concert began to take place each year with an increasing number of celebrities.

1989

Zénith de Paris – 1989

Tournée d’Enfoirés

1992

Zénith de Paris – 1992

La Soirée des Enfoirés à l’Opéra

1993

La Grande Hall de la Vilette – 1993

Les Enfoirés chantent Starmania

A DEFINIR

Give some of his time for solidarity

However, if the location changes, the spirit remains always the same : being festive before anything else.

It’s nice to see so many artists give some of their time for solidarity” says Muriel Robin. Alain Souchon adds : “While it is true that almost everything is manipulated, there are things we cannot ignore, and the Enfoires are one of them. We are simply around fifty artists who put ourselves on a voluntary basis at the service of the needy in order to stay faithful to Coluche’s message“.

The Enfoires happily come together each time and fully dedicate themselves so that these shows are really successful. It is a well-accomplished mission !

1994

Le Grand Rex – 1994

Les Enfoirés au Grand Rex

1995

L’Opéra Comique à Paris – 1995

Les Enfoirés à l’Opéra Comique

1996

Plateau 9 des studios d’Arpajon à Paris – 1996

La Soirée des Enfoirés

1997

Zénith de Paris – 1997

Le Zénith des Enfoirés

1998

Zénith de Paris – 1998

Enfoirés en Cœur

1999

Zénith de Paris – 1999

Dernière Edition avant l’An 2000

2000

Tournée – 2000

Enfoirés en 2000

2001

Tournée – 2001

L’Odyssée des Enfoirés

2002

Le Dôme de Marseille – 2002

Tous dans le même bateau

2003

Zénith Aréna de Lille – 2003

La Foire aux Enfoirés

The 2000s

Resumption of tours

In 2000 and 2001, tours were relaunched in order to include spectators from the countryside.
Around twenty concerts were held in 18 different cities during two years.

The “decentralisation” operation continued in Marseille in 2002, Lille in 2003, and Toulouse in 2004.
In 2005, they returned to Paris with a stop in Clermont-Ferrand. The troupe is as loyal and motivated as ever.
To me, the Enfoires are as important as my parents’ birthday” says Mimie Mathy.

2004

Zénith de Toulouse – 2004

Les Enfoirés dans l’Espace

2005

Paris Bercy – 2005

Le Train des Enfoirés

2006

Halle Tony Garnier à Lyon – 2006

Le Village des Enfoirés

2007

Zénith de Nantes – 2007

La Caravane des Enfoirés

2008

Zénith de Strasbourg – 2008

Les Secrets des Enfoirés

2009

Paris Bercy – 2009

Les Enfoirés font leur Cinéma

2010

Palais Nikaia à Nice – 2010

Les Enfoirés… La Crise de Nerfs !

2011

Aréna de Montpellier – 2011

Dans l’œil des Enfoirés

2012

Halle Tony Garnier à Lyon – 2012

Le Bal des Enfoirés

2013

Paris Bercy – 2013

La Boîte à Musique des Enfoirés

2014

Zénith de Strasbourg – 2014

Bon anniversaire les Enfoirés

2015

Park&Suites Aréna de Montpellier – 2015

Sur la Route des Enfoirés

2016

AccorHotels Arena – Paris

Au Rendez-vous des Enfoirés

2017

Zénith de Toulouse – 2017

Mission Enfoirés

A DEFINIR

Important part of the association’s profits

Each year, the event represents approximately the quarter of the association’s profits. The theaters are always full and the show attracts a record-breaking audience, in addition to high sales figures for the CDs and DVDs.

I believe there’s a place for all the competences in the Restos du Cœur : we need engineers, painters, plasterers, cooks, people who take care of accounts, people who sing. Me, I’m part of those who sing.“.

Maxime Le Forestier

And of course, Coluche is always there during the shows, in the heart of all the participants, and in a photo above the stage, supporting his Enfoires.