Chapeau bas, SPIROU!

1 July >> 14 October

Grand Spirou exhibition in Saint-Malo

Chapelle Saint-Sauveur, Saint-Malo old town. 

Get to know French cartoon legend Spirou with this great fun exhibition, immersing you in the world of our fabulous hero: explore the jungle of the Marsupilami, visit Champignac manor... and learn all you need to know about this classic of French comics, which, of course, is Belgian!

Eighty years ago, Jean Dupuis imagined a mischievous generous and loyal character, about ten years old, in the manner of those of American comics, which served as a logo for the funny paper of the same name: "Spirou", meaning Squirrel in Walloon. He was modelled on a young Parisian designer, a man named Rob-Vel and Spirou was born on a beautiful day in 1938. Very quickly, his creator gave him a little squirrel companion named Spip and turned him into a real globe-trotter.

"Chapeau bas, Spirou!" Traces the history of the famous character since his creation, having already passed through the hands of twelve writers and designers including Jijé, Franquin, Fournier, Yoann, and Vehlmann. Quai des Bulles also wishes, through this exhibition, to pay tribute to Rob-Vel, who adopted the city of Saint-Malo to retire, and where he passed away in April 1991.

July 1st to October 14th at the Chapelle Saint-Sauveur. Lots of events to make the exhibition go with a cartoon bang throughout the summer.

Useful information

chapelle Saint-Sauveur
rue Saint-Sauveur (old town)

How much?
Full price: €5.50
Reduced price €4 for students, jobseekers, and people with reduced mobility upon presentation of valid proof*
Free for children under 12
Information on the organization of the exhibitionAssociation Quai des Bulles
Tel: 02 99 40 39 63