[when ignorance breeds a caricature

largeYoutuber Antoine Daniel has made hundreds of thousands of netizens laugh, often to the point of tears, with “What the cut” shows, an anthology of amazing videos discovered on the web. A format that the Ile-de-France content producer has stopped offering, much to the dismay of its fans.

Since 2018, Antoine Daniel mainly produces his content, live videos, on the Twitch platform. Like the “ranking of French cities”, of which Royan had the “prices” a few months ago already. Antoine Daniel promises this ranking “official…

largeYoutuber Antoine Daniel has made hundreds of thousands of netizens laugh, often to the point of tears, with “What the cut” shows, an anthology of amazing videos discovered on the web. A format that the Ile-de-France content producer has stopped offering, much to the dismay of its fans.

Since 2018, Antoine Daniel mainly produces his content, live videos, on the Twitch platform. Like the “ranking of French cities”, of which Royan had the “prices” a few months ago already. Antoine Daniel promises this classification “official and scientific”, with irony and self-deprecation, fortunately. Because, in reality, the method is anything but “scientific”.

The YouTuber is linked to two 'Royannais', in theory. With them, while doing his research on the Internet, Antoine Daniel tells and notes about the city (1), its living environment, its history, its advantages or disadvantages, its general atmosphere. Armand, 20 years old, with the face that appears on the screen, defends “his” city, the one where he has lived since the age of 4. With – or against… – the anonymous. TikAttak, and twenty-seven. He admits that “he's almost a fraud.” OK, “he spends all his holidays in Royan”, but… in a second home. “But I'm often there,” he excuses himself.

Villa Boomerang is UNESCO listed (sic) so the owners must allow you to visit (re-sic)

Coupled with Antoine Daniel, who readily admits that he doesn't have “a great feeling with this city”, TikAttak has multiplied approaches, shortcuts, incorrect, even eccentric, information. A caricature image. Anthology of her pearls.

The “mafia” fantasy

To speak of “mafia” in Royan was already, in its day, a very big word. Figures from the “Milieu” lived well and “functioned” in the Côte de Beauté, which remained “open” to these “figures”, legally forbidden to appear in Paris, Bordeaux and other metropolises. Talking about “mafia” in 2023 is literally far-fetched. That there are connections between this and that merchant, proximity of views or interests, no doubt, as in every sphere. However, it is reasonable to believe, contrary to what the TikAttak pundit randomly claims in the video, that Manuel Lopez was not “pressured” to the point where he was “forced to leave the beach” and that he sold his pastry shop. free will.

The good prince, TikAttak still admits that this story of the “mafia”, the “Tiki that burned three times”, “well, this one is a little outdated”. In fact, the last fire to hit the Tiki was in… 1989. We can say, 34 years, “that’s a bit old”, indeed.

Villa La Rafale “UNESCO List”!

TikAttak, ever the one, dropped a bombshell, a scoop, a revelation that had eluded everyone in Royan, even the most ardent connoisseurs of local architectural heritage. “The Boomerang Villa is UNESCO listed (sic) so the owners must allow you to visit (re-sic). » The real name La Rafale, the so-called “boomerang” villa, designed by the architect Pierre Marmouget in 1955, is certainly one of the notable villas of the 1950s period, but it is not even listed as a historical monument, of which only five private villas are recorded in Royan are currently benefiting.

In Charente-Maritime, UNESCO recognizes five “world heritage” sites, within the wider framework of the classifications of Vauban fortifications and routes to Santiago de Compostela: Saint-Martin-de-Ré and its network of fortifications, as well as The church Saint-Pierre d'Aulnay, the royal abbey of Saint-Jean-Baptiste of Saint-Jean-d'Angély, the Pèlerins hospital in Pons and the church of Saint-Eutrope in Saintes. The lighthouse of Cordouan is administratively Girondin.

Poor Victor Lanoux


Victor Lanoux moved to Royan in 2007.

Honore Samuel

Celebrities in Royan? The inevitable TikAttak, once again, drops the name of Victor Lanoux, offering Antoine Daniel the opportunity to mock the actor, who died in May 2017 in Royan, where he had settled in 2007. Poor Victor Lanoux, unique incarnation by 'Louis La Brocante'. This is an insult to the great actor he was, under the direction of Pierre Granier-Deferre, Yves Boisset, Philippe de Broca, Gérard Oury, Yves Robert, Claude Berri, giving the answer to the greatest French actors and actresses of his generation. . And by the way he was nominated for two Césars (Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor) in the same year, 1976.

Picasso, not “before” the war

It's hard, when you know a little about Royan, to ignore the quote from the great Pablo Picasso. For TikAttak, the Spanish painter stayed there “before the war”. Let us be good princes in our turn and give him a quarter of a point. In fact, “Picasso fled to Royan as soon as he understood the impending war. He arrived in Royan, the same day before the declaration of war, September 2, 1939,” c-royan.com reminds us. He left for good on August 24, 1940.

(1) Living environment, 12; culture, 11; story, 13, 'atmosphere', 12… Royan scored worse than an average student. With 48 points, Royan is tied with… Geret! Rochefort only scored 42 points…

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