22 July 2020

Frédéric Dard/San-Antonio in Saint-Chef (Isère (38))

Frédéric Dard (1921-2000), the writer of many gloriously far-fetched policiers crammed full of slang (some words invented by Dard himself) spent part of his childhood in Saint-Chef in the département of Isère, a place near to his heart and where he is buried. He was also known as San-Antonio after the cop he created.

The school where Dard was a pupil is now private premises, but this plaque remembers him today in what is now Place Frédéric Dard.

A part of the village museum is also dedicated to the writer.

1921 - 2000'

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