If the film was not shot in the city of Ingres, a sentence has remained in the memories “We should never leave Montauban”. This sentence launched by Lino Ventura has become cult but for the anecdote the director Georges Lautner wished to put forward a provincial city, in three syllables and his choice fell on our city of the south-west.
The story of the film
We should never leave Montauban
Tracks in the city
From this fabulous heritage, Montauban has taken advantage with several places and specialties in town that pay tribute to the Tontons.
The traffic circle of the Tontons Flingueurs
At the intersection of Rue de la Mandoune and Grand Rue Villenouvelle, caricatured sculptures of the Tontons Flingueurs call out. One of them has moreover disappeared in 2018, following an act of vandalism. Despite a ransom launched by the city council the Tonton is still running…