The Cinéville and Dumas in Vannes !!!

We went to see the new  movie premiere of Les Trois Mousquetaires with the boys at Cinéville parc Lann in Vannes.  Les Trois Mousquetaires : D’Artagnan is a Franco-German-Spanish film produce by  Martin Bourboulon,that had its prémiere showing this Sunday April 2 2023, and we were there ! . It is the first film in a saga of two parts adapted from the novel of Les Trois Mousquetaires of Alexandre Dumas, father. The first part will be showing to the general public on April 5 2023 all over France. The second saga the Les Trois Mousquetaires : Milady  will come out on December 13 2023. The movie was well done indeed.

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The main actors and characters are: François Civil: D’Artagnan, Vincent Cassel: Athos, Romain Duris: Aramis, Pio Marmaï: Porthos ,Eva Green: Milady de Winter, Jacob Fortune-Lloyd, the Duke of Buckingham ,Vicky Krieps: Anne of Austria, Louis Garrel : Louis XIII, Lyna Khoudri : Constance Bonacieux ,Patrick Mille : Count de Chalais, Marc Barbé : Captain de Tréville ,Julien Frison : Gaston d’Orléans ,and Éric Ruf : Cardinal de Richelieu,

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The Cinéville de Parc-Lann, arrived in November 18, 2005, with more modern rooms and films to offer. A 7-screen multiplex located behind the E Leclerc hypermarket, offers comfortable rooms equipped with the latest technology. Cinéville is a French company operating cinema complexes mainly located in the West of France. The company, incorporated in June 2004, is a subsidiary of Soredic, created in 1965 , Cinéville has 16 establishments and 122 cinemas, and last read was the 5th national operator of cinemas. We have come here a few times with my boys a lot more than I, and always a pleasant experience.

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Vannes cineville food counters 2apr23Les Trois Mousquetaires or the Three Musketeers is the most famous novel by Alexandre Dumas (father), originally published in serial form in the newspaper Le Siècle from March to July 1844, then published in volume from 1844 by Baudry editions and republished in 1846 by J. B. Fellens and L. P. Dufour with illustrations by Vivant Beaucé. It is the first part of the novel trilogy known as ” the musketeers”, to which he gives his name, followed by Vingt Ans après (20 years later1845) and Le Vicomte de Bragelonne (Viscount of Bragelonne 1847). Dumas adapted it himself for the theater, and took over the four heroes in the rest of the trilogy. It has been the subject of numerous film and television adaptations. The novel tells the adventures of an impecunious 18-year-old Gascon, d’Artagnan, who came to Paris to make a career in the corps of musketeers. He befriends Athos, Porthos and Aramis, musketeers of King Louis XIII. These four men will oppose the Prime Minister, Cardinal Richelieu, and his agents, including the Count of Rochefort and the beautiful and mysterious Milady de Winter, to save the honor of the Queen of France Anne of Austria. The hero of The Three Musketeers is inspired by the historical figure of Charles de Batz de Castelmore, known as D’Artagnan, captain-lieutenant of the company of the King’s Musketeers. His name is cited in the memoirs and correspondence of the time, notably by Madame de Sévigné. Alexandre Dumas,father had as sources Gatien de Courtilz de Sandras’ Memoirs of M. d’Artagnan written in 1700, 27 years after D’Artagnan’s death. Dumas draws a lot of details from it, which he rewrites in a very personal style.

The main heroes, characters and actual persons of the film to follow gather from my extensive library on history/travels of France and the center of D’Artagnan in the Béarn, I have books on the novels and seen movies of various adaptations in Spanish, English, and French films. We have the same credo at home, one for all and all for one ! We taught our boys the same.

D’Artagnan or Charles de Batz de Castelmore d’Artagnan, he was born between 1611 and 1615 at the Château de Castelmore, near Lupiac (passed by here) , in the current department of Gers no, 32 , in Gascony., current region of Occitanie, The name d’Artagnan came to him from his mother, Françoise de Montesquiou d’Artagnan. Charles de Batz chose rather to favor this maternal surname because it proved to be more prestigious and known than that of his father among the people of the Parisian nobility. Around 1640, d’Artagnan went to Paris to join the Cadets of the French Guards. His entry into the Musketeers dates from 1644. From this date, he began a brilliant military career under the reign of Louis XIV, whom he accompanied to his marriage to the Infanta of Spain celebrated in Saint-Jean-de-Luz . He, also, was in charge of the arrestation of Nicolas Fouquet of Vaux-le-Vicomte fame or unfame. After having waged war and assumed several very prestigious military positions, he became governor of Lille, but he missed action… Back on the battlefields during the Dutch War (1673), d’Artagnan was killed by a musket ball in the throat at the siege of Maastricht. Even today, the place of his burial is unknown. In Alexandre Dumas’ novel, d’Artagnan is the youngest of the four main protagonists, barely 18 years old. After various tumultuous adventures with his comrades in arms, d’Artagnan died killed by a bullet on a battlefield in the Vicomte de Bragelonne serie.

Aramis based on Henri d’Aramitz, who was a first cousin of the Comte de Tréville: The name of Aramitz (or Aramits) is that of a land, not far from Lanne, in the valley of Barétous in Béarn (passed by here) . Pierre d’Aramitz, a Huguenot captain who distinguished himself during the religious wars that ravaged Béarn, had three children, including Marie – who married Jean de Peyré and became the mother of the future Comte de Tréville , and Charles, married to Catherine d’ Espalungue who was the father of Henri, the future musketeer. Henri d’Aramitz was born around 1620. Like his distant relative Athos, he was a first cousin of Monsieur de Treville and joined the company of the king’s musketeers around 1640. Virtually nothing is known about his military activities, but Henri d’Aramitz remains in the company of the musketeers until the dissolution of this body, in 1646. Later, we find him in his native Béarn, he took charge of lay abbot without religious function in the Barétous valley and married, in 1650, Joan of Béarn-Bonasse; he will have 2 boys and 2 girls. Henri d’Aramitz’s death certificate has never been found , but it is generally agreed that his death was between 1673 and 1675. In Les Trois Mousquetaires by Alexandre Dumas, (father)  Aramis, at the beginning of the novel, is twenty-two or twenty-three years old when he enters the company of the musketeers at the same time as Athos , in May 1640. Throughout the story, the character of Dumas aspires to a political career in the church and is the most seductive of the musketeers. In Le Vicomte de Bragelonne, he becomes bishop of Vannes, (Morbihan 56) then general of the Jesuits.

Athos : Armand de Sillégue d’Arthos d’Autervielle which takes its name from the village of Athos-Aspis (passed by here), His real name is Armand de Sillègue d’Athos d’Autebielle (or Autevielle); Athos is the name of a village between Sauveterre-de-Béarn and Oraas, on the right bank of the Gave d’Oloron. He was entitled eventually to be call “monseigneur”. At the beginning of the 17C, Adrien de Sillègue, lord of Athos and Autebielle, married a young lady from Peyré (or Du Peyrer), daughter of a merchant and jurat of Oloron-Sainte-Marie in Béarn, first cousin of the count of Troisvilles. From this union were born two sons. Armand, the youngest, would have been born between 1615 and 1620. As it was to his eldest, Jean, that the lordships returned, Armand then entered the company of the king’s musketeers thanks to his uncle Tréville (Monsieur de Treville) at the beginning of the 1640s. Athos tragically died on December 21, 1643 at the Pré aux Clercs (7éme arrondissement) in Paris, a place known at the time to be the meeting place of duelists. His death certificate appears in the register of the Church of Saint-Sulpice in Paris. In the novel The Three Musketeers, Athos, at the beginning of the story, is the oldest of the four main protagonists, he is 30 years old. Athos is Comte de La Fère, husband of Charlotte Backer/Milady and will become the father of the Vicomte de Bragelonne. Athos will be a member of three orders of chivalry (Order of the Garter, Order of the Holy Spirit, Order of the Golden Fleece). Alexandre Dumas (father) put him to death in 1672.

Porthos ,his name was Isaac de Portau (or du Pourtau), born in Pau and whose family was from Audaux (passed by here) near Navarrenx. His father ,also named Isaac , was an important character, notary in the States of Béarn, who acquired his titles of nobility by buying his lordships. A widower and father of a daughter, this fervent Huguenot married a second time to Anne d’Arrac de Gan, daughter of a Protestant minister. From the marriage were born three children of whom Isaac was the youngest. Baptized in Pau on February 2, 1617. Some 25 years later, Isaac de Portau entered as a cadet-gentilhomme, in the French Guards, in the company of the Essarts, he remained there until October 1642. Then, he would have become musketeer of the king, but no trace evokes his passage there (some historians even think that he never entered there). No doubt the victim of wounds received in combat, his military career was brief, and in 1650, Isaac de Portau retired from armed service. He obtained the ammunition guard post of the stronghold of Navarrenx, granted to him by his brother Jean. We do not know the date of his death but tradition assigns him a manor house in Lanne-en-Baretous (also the cradle of the Aramitz family); Isaac de Portau certainly stayed there, because the estate belonged to the d’Abaddie, lords of Orognen, one of whose members had married Isaac’s sister. In Alexandre Dumas’ (father) novel, Porthos has much the same age than Aramis. After the siege of La Rochelle, the sympathetic Béarnais colossus left the service of the king’s musketeers, married and became Baron de Bracieux and de Pierrefonds. In Le Vicomte de Bragelonne, the earthy Porthos dies crushed under huge rocks during the assault on Belle-Ile-en-Mer (Morbihan 56).

The official cineville parc lann :

The BNF library on the 3 Muskeeteers films :

The Friends of Alexandre Dumas, father association :

There you go folks, a dandy monumental film novel of all time, We can learn from it even today, it is a must to see for all the family, Wonderful intriguing novel on the history of royal France, Again, hope you enjoy the film and the historical notes on the Three Muskeeteers as I

And remember, happy travels ,good health, and many cheers to all !!!

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