“A city of character”… The inhabitants of Mauguio

Talk to residents. Why do the inhabitants of Mauguio-Carnon love their town? And why couldn’t they see themselves living elsewhere?

The elected Laurence Gely, deputy delegate for associative life, inclusion, and accessibility

“27 years ago, my life project was to reunite and start my own family in Carnon. Life is good there, not only because of the proximity to the sea. There is a real village spirit there. , a solidarity, a benevolence, an interacquaintance that reassures. My children are now adults but I had nothing but happiness raising them here.”

The elected Laurence Gely.
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The president of the bullfighting club Le Melgueil, Éric Pastor

“I evolve in the heart of a territory where Camargue traditions are strong. With the Club Taurin Le Melgueil, of which I took over the presidency in 2012, I always remain very close to these traditions a little out of time. It is essential for me to pass them on to my children because they forge the identity of our country.”

Eric Pastor.

Eric Pastor.
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Shopkeeper Muriel Lopez, creative florist, Parfum de fleurs, boulevard de la Démocratie in Mauguio.

“I have been in Mauguio for fifteen years and I love my town because it has managed to preserve its village soul as well as its beautiful traditions dear to the hearts of Melgorians. The people are kind, the confinement has strengthened the ties with my customers. I can’t see myself living anywhere else because I love ponds, the sea, our beautiful Camargue and its horses. This still wild nature with the pond of gold revitalizes me and inspires me at the very heart of my job.”

Muriel Lopez.

Muriel Lopez.
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The association Richard Segarra, president of two Melgorian associations, Les Retraités Sportifs de l’Étang de l’Or and La Boule Melgorienne.

“I arrived in Mauguio twenty-eight years ago. I appreciate the state of mind, the activities offered and the environment. I like the Spanish side of this city which reminds me of my origins, this mixture of cultures. Mauguio is a living city where I will end my days.”

Richard Segarra.

Richard Segarra.
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The student Pauline Bertrand, apprentice hairdresser at the O’Studio Zen salon.

“Mauguio is a lively town with a good atmosphere. We have everything nearby. I’ve been living there for two years and I don’t want to leave even if I find that the rents are a bit expensive for young people. I think ‘it would be interesting to have an offer of additional transport.

Pauline Bertrand.

Pauline Bertrand.
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The fisherman Thomas Lumbreras, professional fisherman

“We have been fishermen at sea in Carnon for three generations. My grandfather was also the first fisherman in the port of Carnon, then my father took over. I have been self-employed for twelve years. Carnon, the port and sea fishing is a big family story.”

Thomas Lombreras.

Thomas Lombreras.
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High-level sportswomen Solenza and Antéa Mariani, 2022 world champions in 420 sailing

“Since we were young, we have been training at the Carnon Sailing Club. Here, everyone is united, so it’s motivating to win! And then big resources have been invested in the nautical base to welcome big sporting events. It’s perfect for us!”

Solenza and Antea Mariani.

Solenza and Antea Mariani.
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The artist Franck Célaire, painter, whose universe is part of a colorful and graphic current

“Since 1998, I have lived very well in Mauguio with my wife and my three children. Here, the people are friendly, without aggressiveness. It is a very important place of creation because of its calm and the nature that surrounds it. “We feel very good there with my family. Mauguio is close to the sea, the mountains and the city. We have everything to be well.”

Frank Celaire.

Frank Celaire.
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Company manager Nathalie Lanoë, creator of green walls.

“I am a girl of the sea. In Carnon, I find everything nearby. Above all, my accommodation overlooks the marina, so I am satisfied. With my boating license in my pocket soon, I will share my love of the sea with my friends and my clients.”

Nathalie Lanoe.

Nathalie Lanoe.
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Correspondents Mary-Christine Lacombe and Lydie Gallet

Mary-Christine Lacombe: “Twenty years have already passed since the publication of my first article. After nearly forty years, I still feel just as good in Mauguio-Carnon, a serene, pleasant, sporty, festive town. I appreciate its natural environment between its Etang de l’Or, its plain and its sea side with its seaside resort of Carnon.”

Lydie Gallet: “I left my native Alps to join my Melgorian companion two years ago but also to get closer to the bullfighting culture that I love. I was also integrated into a bullfighting club. I know Mauguio for more than forty years for having participated in its votive festivals. The traditions and the strong character of the Melgoriens convinced me to change my life.”

Mary-Christine Lacombe and Lydie Gallet.

Mary-Christine Lacombe and Lydie Gallet.
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“A city of character”… The inhabitants of Mauguio-Carnon, proud of their Hérault commune