There will be Bretons in the next issue of secrets of history, the history program presented by Stéphane Bern on France 3. The episode broadcast on Monday April 25 – devoted to Joan of Belleville – was partly shot in Brittany.
In the spring of 2021, the film crew then hard at work in La Rochelle, Rochefort and Hennebont, where Jeanne de Belleville had lived, took a small step aside in Saint-Malo.
The director Juliette Guérin, took the opportunity to question Eric Lopez, resident of the Malouinière de la Ville Bague on the history of shipowners, privateers and pirates.
The director of “Secrets d’histoire”, Juliette Guérin (on the left), had come to question Eric Lopez, resident of La Ville-Bague, on the history of shipowners, pirates and corsairs. © West-France
The visit had also been an opportunity for the film crew to meet Gilles Foucqueron, historian of Saint-Malo and Gilles Amilhat, who had taken out for the occasion, the precious travel letters of his sept-grandfather, corsair captain.
Jeanne de Belleville, nicknamed the Breton tigress, became a pirate to avenge the death of her husband assassinated by Philippe VI de Valois, king of France.
Monday, April 25, at 9:10 p.m., Secrets of historyon France 3.