The music was composed by Fernando de Brito and Ferrer Trinidade. French lyrics: by Michel Jourdan. It is based on a Portuguesefado ("Canção Do Mar" by Amália Rodrigues and later Dulce Pontes) covered in a Mediterranean style with a melodic tune played on piano. The percussion use the cadence of a languorous belly dance. As for the previous single, "Elle, tu l'aimes..." deals with a love that is not shared. In the music video, the singer loves a man who is getting married to another woman but in reality he loves the other one.
Performed during Ségara's first tour, the song is also available in a live version on her album En concert à l'Olympia. The song was also included on the singer compilation Le Best of. It also features on many French compilations, such as Les Plus Grandes Chansons du siècle, vol. 2 and Les Plus Belles Victoires de la Musique, released in 2002.
In France, the single entered the chart at number 21 on 22 April 2000, although the previous hit "Il y a trop de gens qui t'aiment" was still well placed, in its 24th week. It reached the top ten two weeks later and hit number three in its seventh week. It remained for 14 weeks in the top ten, then dropped slowly, totalling 26 weeks in the top 50 and 31 weeks on the chart. It finally achieved Platinum status and appeared at number 11 on the End of the Year Chart. Since 2008, it has been the 469th best-selling single in French recording history.
In Belgium (Wallonia), the single debuted at number 24 on 29 April, then jumped to number ten and peaked at number four in the ninth week. It fell off the chart (top 40) after 20 weeks, 12 of them in the top ten. It was ranked at number 14 on the Annual Chart.