Clochemerle is a French satirical novel by Gabriel Chevallier which was first published in 1934. The book is set in a fictional French village called "Clochemerle", inspired by Vaux-en-Beaujolais, and situated in the Beaujolais region. The book is a comic work, satirising the conflicts between Catholics and Republicans in the French Third Republic by telling the story of the installation of a urinal in Clochemerle's village square.
The work has been translated in various editions and adapted into film and television series, notably by the BBC in 1972.
- William Rodarmor, Anna Livia, France: A Traveler's Literary Companion (Traveler's Literary Companions vol.16), Whereabouts Press, 2008, ISBN 1-883513-18-9, p.179
- Kevin Passmore, From Liberalism to Fascism: The Right in a French Province, 1928-1939, Cambridge University Press, 2002, ISBN 0-521-89426-3, p.104
- Clochemerle 1923 book review of The Scandals of Clochemerle by Time (magazine)
- Vaux en Beaujolais website (in French)
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