Son of an oyster farmer and grandson of a Gemeur ostreiculteur or resinier known as lou résinaïre, Stéphane spent his early childhood in Les Jacquets. The school was located in the place of the media library and he went there with his sisters by crossing the Truquet dune "a sand dune planted with pine trees and now a listed heritage site" adjacent to the house. On Sundays, they would go to mass in the wooden chapel which has now become the Red Store restaurant at the entrance to the village. The forest on one side, the sea on the other, their playground was vast. This playground was also that of their children since Nadine and Stéphane lived there for years before coming to settle in Ariège. Originally potters, Stéphane and his son have transformed the old pottery shop into a real little house, which they are now offering for rent.