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Tartarin de Tarascon

Tartarin 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.

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Tartarin de Tarascon is also the title of several movies made after the novel.