Celebrities in Talloires and Abbaye de Talloires
The chemist Louis Berthollet (who discovered
among others the composition of the ammonia water and to whom we owe our bleach)
was born to Talloires in 1748.
Napoléon III and empress Eugénie during a visit
of the region after the fastening of Savoy with France in 1860 were seized at once
with admiration of the beauty of the bay.
Mark Twain famous american novelist, visited Lake Annecy in
1891 and stayed in Abbaye de Talloires during his visit. He described his impressions
in Mark Twain's Travel Letters from 1891-1892.
The painters such as ,
Paul Cézanne who stayed in the Abbey between 1895 and 1896 and
painted here " Lake Annecy " at present in Courtauld Institute of London, Albert Besnard, Chabas,
made of Talloires a world-famous site. The Bay of Talloires also enchanted Taine
(buried on the Roc de Cher à Menthon), Ernest Renan,
Lamartine... and so by the attendance of personalities
became a center of exchange of ideas.
Gabriel Lippman, French physicist, inventor of
the color photo, realized his first color cliché in the cloister of the Abbey in
Composers such as César Franck and
Gabriel Fauré, politicians as Winston Churchill
and Président Nixon, honored this magic place
of their presence.
, the famous French film actor, a shareholder of the Abbey of Talloires,
loves to relax here during his shootings from time to time.
, famous American film actor, was enchanted by the beauty of Abbaye de Talloires in June 2010 where he met his friend Jean Reno, famous French film actor.
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