With great reinforcements of moonlight, glasses on the terrace or other readings, several ministers took care to send a final summer postcard to their subscribers on social networks this Sunday.
The ministers are back on Monday in the ministries they had left on July 30, the date of their official departure on vacation. Before a back-to-school Council of Ministers convened around the Head of State on Wednesday, several of them took care to share on social networks on Sunday a last snapshot of their vacation. Admittedly anecdotal, these photos also serve to stage their upcoming action and their immediate agenda.
Last rays for Bruno Le Maire
The Minister of Economy and Finance did not hesitate to share the latest rays captured in the Basque Country with his Instagram subscribers, where he has a second home, in Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle. Those of the sun on Friday, first, mug in hand before an announced jog urbi et orbi, as if to proclaim his good physical shape or his determination to regain it in order to immediately project himself into public action.
Then, it is those the more melancholy rays of the moon which filtered, Sunday, from the account of a Minister of Economy and Finance who regularly claims his literary fiber. “Last evening in the Basque country. Full moon. Back to Paris tomorrow,” he commented lacically.
Roselyne Bachelot in representation
Roselyne Bachelot has chosen to illustrate the end of her vacation with a cliché more directly related to her responsibilities. The Minister of Culture was thus displayed in the middle of the troop of the New Popular Theater at the end of a performance of Tartuffe Saturday evening in his Angevin stronghold, near La Fontaine-Guérin, in Maine-et-Loire.
Final festivities for Gabriel Attal
Just as relaxed, and less political than the former TV and radio columnist, Gabriel Attal and Clément Beaune also gave their news before returning to Paris. The government spokesperson was immortalized during the marriage of a couple of friends on Saturday, as the caption of the photo notes, in Maussane-les-Alpilles in the Bouches-du-Rhône.
Clément Beaune on the terrace
The Secretary of State for European Affairs preferred to exhibit his glass on a terrace in the Old Port of Marseille.
Promotion for Marlène Schiappa
The Minister for Citizenship, Marlène Schiappa, had a completely different article to promote. On the silver-tone snapshot that froze her near her home town of Le Mans, we see her – as she tells in the publication – retouching the proofs of a forthcoming book.
“Sunday evening in August. Last proofreading, final touch-ups, final corrections on the manuscript of my very last book that I return tomorrow, finalized-to-print version to my publisher! Four years of moments stolen from the night in front of my computer, in the greatest secrecy, to write these 300 pages and share with readers this story which is so dear to me. Looking forward to being able to tell you more. In a few weeks, perhaps “, she wrote to her followers.
Olivia Grégoire speaks with Marguerite Yourcenar
Olivia Grégoire, Secretary of State to the Minister of the Economy and Finance, has also chosen the book option. But the work is not his this time. She thus specifies having spent her last “Friday reading before the resumption” in the company of Marguerite Yourcenar, through not one of the latter’s works, however, but a book of interviews given to the literary critic Matthieu Galey, Open eyes.
Those who abstained
Of course, not all of them lent themselves to this ultimate vacation duty. There are those whose temperament or functions go badly with this kind of personal communication, such as Prime Minister Jean Castex or his Minister of the Interior, Gerald Darmanin.
There are those whom circumstances have already called to business for ages, such as the Minister of Health Olivier Véran and Sébastien Lecornu, Minister of Overseas, who left ten days ago at the bedside of territories where the virus is flaring. , or Jean-Yves Le Drian, boss of the Quai d’Orsay, and Florence Parly, Minister of the Armed Forces, mobilized by the Afghan issue. Finally, there are those whose holidays were cut short by an unforeseen event, such as the Minister of National Education, Jean-Michel Blanquer, who was to work hard on the start of the school year itself.