They are 109 and 110, are the oldest men in France and they both live in nursing homes in Maine-et-Loire.
The first lives in Saint-Germain-sur-Moine, where he will celebrate his 110th birthday on February 23, reports Ouest-France.
The other celebrated this anniversary on June 6, 2022, gaining the status of “supercentenary”.
They are also the only two men in the list of the 60 oldest French people.
Among the 58 women who complete the list, only one lives in Maine-et-Loire.
She lives in Ponts-de-Cé and turned 110 last September.
Still, no official state service keeps a list of the oldest French people.
This data is collected and updated by enthusiasts, with the necessary precautions.
The 110-year-old man is indeed the "presumed or known dean" of the French, said a host of the centenarians-French website.
“It is indeed not totally impossible that one or more even older men, but not listed, live in France”, he estimated.
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