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Louis de Funès in the greenhouse of his garden, at the castle of Clermont (Le Cellier, Loire-Atlantique)
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It was January 27, 1983. Louis de Funès died following a third heart attack. An emblematic figure of French cinema, the films in which he appears are still regularly broadcast on television. This is the case, for example, of The big mop (1966), The Adventures of Rabbi Jacob (1973) or even The Gendarme of Saint-Tropez (1964).
Louis de Funès spent the last years of his life in clermont castlein Cellier (Loire-Atlantique). He had acquired the house in 1967 with his wife, Jeanne. There he practiced his two passions: fishing and gardening.
This peaceful life, the inhabitants of Le Cellier remember it and keep the memory of a simple and discreet man. This is why every year, l’association In the footsteps of Louis de Funès pays homage to him through numerous animations.
Exhibitions, remembrance mass… and flashmob
Since Tuesday January 27 and until Sunday January 29, the town of Cellier is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the death of Louis de Funès. On the program, hiking around the castle of Clermont, visits, exhibitions in the chapel (exceptionally open for the occasion), concert or remembrance mass at the Saint-Martin church. Films are also shown in the Salle William-Turner du Cellier, and even a flash mob on Rabbi Jacob’s dance is planned with the host and de Funès impersonator, Christian Roode.
Also the opportunity to chat with people who knew himlike the inhabitants of Cellier, the son of the carpenter of the castle or Dominique Raimbourg, the son of Bourvil.
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