Friday, July 10, 2020

Georges Pérès (Je suis Gascon, je porte le béret)

Georges Pérès always affirmed, loud and clear, to be Gascon and proud of it: "I have never spent a day in my life without thinking and speaking the dialect of Gascon".
Georges Pérès was mayor of Clermont-Pouyguillès from 1971 to 1977 then president of the Rural Center from 1960 to 1970 and of the Departmental Relay of the Gîtes de France from 1972 to 1977.
Speaking Gascon is good, dressing up in Gascon is even better. As a testament to this, Georges Pérès left us a true Gascon beret. The beret is an Auloronesa, made by former owner/operator Denis Guédon and embroidered by Christine, professional embroiderer in Ogeu-les-Bains.
The text reads: Je suis Gascon, je porte le béret (I am Gascon, I wear the beret).

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