Tartarin de TarasconTartarin de Tarascon
is a 1872 novel
, by the French author Alphonse Daudet
It tells the burlesque adventures of Tartarin, a local hero of Tarascon, pretending to be a lion hunter.
The book was followed by two sequels: Tartarin sur les Alpes (1885) and Port-Tarascon (1890).
Since 1985, a small museum in the city of Tarascon is dedicated to the fictional character Tartarin. A festival is held in Tarascon every year on the last Sunday of June to remember Tartarin and the Tarasque.
Tartarin de Tarascon is also the title of several movies made after the novel.
- 1962 - directed by Francis Blanche, it stars Francis Blanche, Alfred Adam, Jacqueline Maillan, Bourvil, Robert Porte.