Philippe de VILLIERS

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French Minister and Secretary of state (Mitterrand Government), Activist, Syndicalist

FrenchBorn Philippe LE JOLIS de VILLIERS de SAINTIGNON

French politician

Born on March 25, 1949 in Boulogne, France , France (72 years)

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Villiers was born in Boulogne in the département of Vendée, France. He received a Master's Degree in law in 1971, graduated from the Paris Institute of Political Studies in 1973, and graduated from the National School of Administration in 1978. After university, Villiers became a successful entrepreneur. He created Puy du Fou, one of the most visited themeparks in France, as a living showcase for its history. The themepark includes a replica medieval city with the 'Gallo-Roman Stadium', a coliseum designed by Villiers to stoke patriotic feeling by recreating Gallic rebellions against Imperial Rome.



He is a French aristocrat and a descendant of Prime Minister and Regent Philippe II, duc d'Orléans. As of 2007 he is a Member of the European Parliament (Independence/Democracy Group).

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