Obituary. Pierre Bardet, the director of Vitrines de Strasbourg, has passed away

Obituary.  Pierre Bardet, the director of Vitrines de Strasbourg, has passed away

Sick for a year, Pierre Bardet had wanted to be present during the summer sale, last July 30 in Strasbourg. A zealous defender of merchants, the master of ceremonies for the Christmas lights, originally from Bordeaux, has left an important mark on the attractiveness of his adopted city over the past two decades.

The hyperactive Pierre Bardet was a key figure in the commercial animation of the City of Strasbourg. Admired, sometimes also jealous, for his work, the young septuagenarian left no one indifferent: he was a tireless defender of the illuminations and the radiance of his beloved city.

A powerful association with 700 members

A decorator by profession at Robertsau, Pierre Bardet rose through the ranks of commercial association life in Strasbourg. And this, by first becoming president of the association of merchants in his district, before taking the presidency of the Showcases of Strasbourg. He then became general manager of this powerful association which claims some 700 members – undoubtedly the largest in France. He defended their interests to the end, under different municipalities.

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He is at the origin of several events that punctuate the seasons in Strasbourg city center: the big sale in summer or the Harvest Festival. But his great pride was to imagine the light decorations installed for “Strasbourg, Capital of Christmas”. He had a large address book which enabled him to act as master of ceremonies and launch the festivities with renowned stars – such as his friend, the Strasbourg resident Matt Pokora – who brought together more than ten thousand people around Place Kléber.

“Pierre Bardet had a passion for Strasbourg”

The announcement of the death of Pierre Bardet arouses many reactions. The Mayor of Strasbourg, Jeanne Barsegian, pays tribute to him in a press release this Saturday morning: “He animated our streets, our shops, he brought our city center to life, tirelessly and in all seasons! During one of our last exchanges, when he presented to me his novelties for the Christmas lights, his eyes sparkled with desire and joy, imagining the thousands of amazed eyes that would soon land on the streets of our city. . Pierre Bardet had a passion for Strasbourg. »

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Alain Fontanel, former first deputy of the municipality and current opposition councilor, also spoke on social networks at the announcement of the death of Pierre Bardet. “Endrant and sometimes controversial personality, he will be missed in Strasbourg and its Christmas market. I am losing a friend with whom I spent hundreds and hundreds of hours talking and working to make Strasbourg even more beautiful during the holidays. Thanks Peter. »

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On Twitter, the Strasbourg singer Matt Pokora expressed his sadness. ” The heart is heavy this morning… Our friend Pierre Bardet left us (…). He deeply loved our city and its inhabitants (…). Thank you for everything you have done for us, for me, for my family, and my beloved city. »

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