Heritage Days: Emmanuel Macron goes to Proust on Wednesday

September 13, 2021 by archyde

After visiting the birthplace of Jean Giono in Manosque on Friday evening, Emmanuel Macron resumes his tour of the great authors. Early Wednesday afternoon, as part of the preparation for the European Heritage Days which will be held this weekend, the President will visit the House of Aunt Léonie-Musée Marcel Proust, in Illiers-Combray (Eure- et-Loir).

This is where the writer spent his vacation, when he was a child. This place served as a material for the novelist’s work. In particular, he inspired the character of “Aunt Leonie”, who regularly offered the future writer a madeleine, soaked in a tea or infusion.

This building has just been closed for major works. The State is helping out financially. At the same time, the Proust house is also receiving aid under the Loto du patrimoine, launched by Stéphane Bern. The TV host should be present this Wednesday on site, as well as Brigitte Macron.

Marcel Proust is one of the favorite authors of the Head of State with Jean Giono, Albert Camus, Louis-Ferdinand Céline, Maurice Genevoix… Shortly before going to Eure-et-Loir, the Head of State also receives this Wednesday Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi at the Château de Fontainebleau. A site that has been the subject of major renovations, where the French presidents used to receive distinguished guests. In recent years, it was hardly used by the Presidency any longer.

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Natasha Kumar

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