Quintin, in the Côtes-d’Armor, will he be the next favorite village of the French? Too early to say. Because although the votes have been closed since March 22, the secret of history remains well kept. But Stéphane Bern and his film crew were present in the Small City of Character this Wednesday morning. Because after a successful pre-selection, here is the municipality in the running for the 2022 title… The only Breton among thirteen other finalists.
So here is Quintin on his 31, and not only on the place 1830! “There it is, there it is.” It is 11:30 a.m. A good hundred people are lined up at the edge of the sidewalk, just in front of the tourist office. The reception reserved is in the image of the expected character. Muted and smiling. Very smiling. A little wave of the hand. No time to lose: it’s turning, coco!
A hat for the artist
In the alleys and alleys, there is no real need for security around the history and heritage animator. Mayor Nicolas Carro and his deputies even make traffic. Suddenly, Christelle dared to approach, a hat in hand. “It’s for you, I made it myself, with flowers from the garden. I even put on my first two roses of the season! “, assures Stéphane Bern, the one who “loves his voice, and his way of speaking about great characters, always with the same passion”.
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Pascal, he is shaking all along. For the needs of the show, he has just played the street crier, with cocked hat and drum. “It went super well,” tries to reassure himself the actor, who works all year round for the Tours et Détours association, from Quintin. “There, it’s still not the same! With the cameras and everything… I didn’t even have time to think, actually! “, he rewinds, mentally exhausted, as if he had just left the stage of the French…
In the street, benevolence remains in order. “It’s very pleasant,” breathes a member of the Morgane Productions team. Recognizing that the Quintinais were very respectful. Christophe Bonvalot, the municipal policeman, keeps watch. And improvise as a manager, moving the groups of extras according to the needs of the shoot. With the same virtuosity as when he officiates as usher every Tuesday for the weekly market.
“A selfie with Mr. Bern”
It’s 1 p.m. The shooting moved to the park, for some more bucolic shots. About twenty “groupies” hang around the exit. Their hope? “A selfie with Mr Bern”, smiles Perrine, “a fan of history and of him, all the same a little”, and who came from Yffiniac with a friend. It will be answered a few minutes later. ” I am so happy ! In addition, we follow each other on social networks: Stéphane Bern is subscribed to my Instagram page, “hopes the young woman.
The cameras left the shoulders. Head to a good restaurant in the area. Filming to resume in the afternoon, this time with a nice crowd. The results of the competition will be revealed when the program airs at the end of June. In the streets of Quintin, we believe in it. “Even if there are some great customers opposite! »