A town in Normandy puts up a bench so Giselle, 101, can take a break along the way

For her 101st birthday, Giselle received a nice gift from her municipality: a bench was placed on her daily route. Objectively ? Give her rest if she needs it.

Giselle Bisson is the dean of Merville-Franceville, a Norman city in the Calvados. Installed since she was seven years old, she is now known to all residents. That is why the town hall wanted to offer him a beautiful gift full of good intentions for his 101st birthday. The idea? Install a sofa that bears his name. This street furniture was installed on Avenue de Paris, a long street that Giselle Bisson walks every day for shopping.

Posted by Mairie De Merville Franceville on Tuesday, March 8, 2022

For Mayor Olivier Paz, this bench is “the memory of the village”, as he explains to our colleagues from West France† He invites the locals to sit on the couch with him for five minutes and discuss village life.

On Tuesday, March 8, the town hall inaugurated this new furniture in the company of the first person involved, Giselle Bisson, as well as the villagers. A tribute was also shared on social media:


Avenue de Paris, this afternoon a bank called GISELLE BISSON was inaugurated, in her presence, that of Mayor Olivier Paz and some friends! To celebrate his 101 years!

Our Dean Giselle, we are no longer introducing her! She is a familiar face to everyone, and especially to shopkeepers, because every day she descends the 2 floors of her building on the Avenue de Paris to buy her newspaper, do her shopping… hence the idea of ​​​​a bank on her daily journey between her home and the shops on Avenue de Paris, so she can stop along the way if she needs to. The bank now bears his name!

Sit on a bench for 5 minutes, 5 minutes with you and watch people while they are there, talk to you about the good times that have died and will come back and squeeze your little fingers in my hand…

Giselle Bisson is the memory of the village, sit with her on the couch for 5 minutes and discuss village life!”

Posted by Mairie De Merville Franceville on Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Posted by Mairie De Merville Franceville on Tuesday, March 8, 2022

A nice gift from this Normandy town.

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