During the summer time holidays, Valéry Giscard d’Estaing appreciated to go to Fort de Brégançon … or quite … to his neighbors’ tennis court docket. Fan of this sport, the President of the Republic at the time took pleasure in inviting himself to their residence to take pleasure in his ardour.
What the president desires, he will get. Fort de Brégançon didn’t please all the Presidents of the Republic. Jacques Chirac, François Mitterand, Nicolas Sarkozy and even François Hollande have considerably shunned the presidential residence, not like Emmanuel Macron, George Pompidou or Valéry Giscard d’Estaing who made it their favourite vacation spot. The one who died on December 2 of the penalties of Covid-19 at the age of 74 spent many stays there, however captivated with tennis, he additionally frolicked, at his neighbor!
The Fort de Brégançon doesn’t embody sports activities services, Emmanuel Macron just lately had a swimming pool constructed there, Valéry Giscard d’Estaing didn’t hesitate to decide up his telephone to invite himself to play in a superb area, positioned at just a few kilometers from the presidential property. “Hello, this is the President of the Republic Valéry Giscard d’Estaing. Can I come and play tennis at your place? ” would have launched the head of state of the time in Tézenas, as had entrusted the journalist Guillaume Daret, creator of the guide Fort de Brégançon, History, secrets and techniques and behind the scenes of the presidential holidays printed by L’Observatoire editions in 2018, to our colleagues from France Info. The shocked neighbors imagine in a hoax. But no, just a few days later, Valéry Giscard d’Estaing seems with his racket and shorts.
“This tennis court, Giscard will almost annex it!”
“This tennis court docket, Giscard will virtually annex it! Every time he comes to Brégançon, he comes to their place to play tennis. He even arrives instantly from Paris, nonetheless in a swimsuit and tie, and can change. in a room subsequent door ”, Guillaume Daret has enjoyable. To thank these very hospitable neighbors, the one nicknamed VGE will invite them to Fort de Brégançon after which to the Elysée. Equally captivated with tennis, Emmanuel Macron he additionally labored his backhand with his neighbors from the Var?
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