Funeral of Bernard Pivot: this strong gesture from the mayor of his village which risks displeasing some

Funeral of Bernard Pivot: this strong gesture from the mayor of his village which risks displeasing some
Funeral of Bernard Pivot: this strong gesture from the mayor of his village which risks displeasing some

An afternoon full of emotions awaits us in the village of Quincié-en-Beaujolais in the Rhône… Born in Lyon, it is in this bucolic place that Bernard Pivot grew up. Died on May 6 in Neuilly-sur-Seine at the age of 89 following a long illness, the journalist and writer had all his childhood memories there.

His funeral is about to be celebrated in the small church of this town of 1,300 inhabitants. Public and anonymous figures will come to pay a final tribute to the one who gave the taste for letters to the younger generations through the Dicos d’or, a spelling championship launched in 1985.

Funeral of Bernard Pivot: schoolchildren involved in the writer’s village

To allow everyone to say a final farewell to Bernard Pivot, the municipality of Quincié-en-Beaujolais has chosen, symbolically, to organize a wine of honor from the Bernard Pivot vintage, explain our colleagues from the Jeanmarcmorandini.com site. And then, in the village schools, place for dictation. Yes, every child will take part in this exercise, so feared by some.

“He was the child of the country, as we say back home he was a Quinciaton. He was part of the village family, underlined Mayor Daniel Michaud, who recalled that the municipal library already bears his name. At the end of the 1970s, Bernard Pivot became a municipal councilor in his childhood village. He had a family home there. I have a physical relationship with Beaujolais, an earthly relationshiphe declared in 2016, reports Jean-Marc Morandini’s website.

Funeral of Bernard Pivot: When the presenter of Apostrophes spoke about his village…

Passionate about letters and good bottles, Bernard Pivot regularly returned to Quincié-en-Beaujolais. “Wine and books are the ties that tie me to Quincié”he declared in December 2018 to the regional daily Progress before adding: “I will come back to Quincié as long as life allows me. Then, I know that a place awaits me in the cemetery in my parents’ graveconfided the one who presented the show Bouillon de Culture.

Twice a year, Bernard Pivot donated books to his village library. From now on, it is the schoolchildren who will try to thank him and pay tribute to his true worth through a great dictation, which the author loved so much. Everyone at your pens!

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