Meeting with Olivier Clercy
Can you introduce yourself ?
I am Olivier Clercy, I am 35 years old and I am new marmandais since 2 years and half.
I am native of Nantes. My professional experience is more focused on Engineering and Industry.
The Museum of Mysteries is a professional reconversion since I was previously director of a company on Marmande in the field of industry.
But I chose not to continue the adventure, I had the desire to work for me ! The flame of entrepreneurship has come on.
For me, the Mystery Museum is a passion project ! I fell in love with the concept. Since I was young, I am immersed in this universe a little geek, role playing, video games. Going from virtual to real with this museum concept convinced me to get started. It’s a thoughtful project that I’ve been working on for a good year now.
Why did you choose Val de Garonne ?
We came to Marmande, with my little family, to leave Nantes, which is a big city too stuffy for us. To go green and then ... we fell in love with the region. My wife has passed the competition of instit and has a place in Lot et Garonne. We love the sweetness of life of the Val de Garonne destination and we get used to it very quickly.
The climate in Val de Garonne is very pleasant although, at first, the fog can be surprising in the morning. But I love his mysterious side.
On the other hand the Val de Garonne remained a land to conquer in terms of attraction as I propose it. It is all this sum of parameters and criteria that convinced us to come and stay for this new activity.
Do you have a place to recommend in Val de Garonne ?
The church and its Cloister in Marmande. I celebrated my wedding last year, with the cocktail service at the cloister, it was beautiful. It was very beautiful, I keep a very good memory.
The Filhole and the Garonne are also places that I discover when we receive friends.
A beautiful meeting in Val de Garonne ?
Professionally I met a lot of people, partners who listened to me, who trusted me so it’s difficult to choose a person.
In Val de Garonne, the welcome is very warm. I realized that things worked a lot in a network, by knowledge ... everyone knows each other here. It is a multitude of beautiful encounters that I have known here.
If the Val de Garonne was a season ?
Summer because the summer holidays here is the heat, the bathing ...
If the Val de Garonne was a gourmet dish ?
Tomato juice, I’m addicted ! Even before arriving at Marmande I drank. So now ... you imagine !
If the Val de Garonne was a country ?
The imaginary land « Land of Legends » because it is related to my concept. I did research on the subject and it is very rich here in legends and earth witches ...
If the Val de Garonne was a tree ?
The poplar tree and its endless rows. When I arrived it impressed me !
If the Val de Garonne was a color ?
The green for nature present on the territory
If the Val de Garonne was an animal ?
The cat, because there are everywhere ! And the black cat is mystical !
If Val de Garonne was a party ?
The summer night markets. I like the festive and gastronomic side. It’s very friendly.
If there was a picture to do ?
This famous morning fog around water points that joins the universe that I want to create in my mysterious museum !
If Val de Garonne was a utopia ?
That everyone can live his passions and likes to play and have fun as he sees fit.
Your most beautiful holiday memory ?
More in the south in Spain ! The honeymoon in the land of Castile, Salamanca.
Opening of the Mystery Museum on April 9th.
More information : The Museum of Mysteries