Germaine Goudou
Germaine Goudou
Birth: 1 October 1910
Age: 110 years, 117 days
Country: FranceFRA

Germaine Goudou (born 1 October 1910) is a French supercentenarian who is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG).


Germaine Goudou was born in France on 1 October 1910. She never married and has no children. Instead, she wanted to be a sister at la Breteche (in Tours). She spent her, as she describes, "beautiful youth" and "reasonable life" between Langeais and Tours. A practicing believer, Gougou ensured religious ceremonies, baptisms, communion, weddings, deaths. She kept the church organ for a long time and played the piano at the Grand Théâtre de Langeais. She memorizes her best trip to Jerusalem, where she went for two weeks with the Sisters.

At age 110, every morning, Goudou washes her face with cold water and massages it with anti-wrinkle cream. She always wears a nice, fitted dress around her waist. You have to tie her hair with a tight barrette behind. Germaine Goudou had some health concerns, two hospitalizations in Chinon before she turned 105. She eats well and everything, without overdoing it, and drinks mineral water, "no alcohol". She gets up at 7:30 am, drinks her coffee with milk, eats three rusks with a little jam. She eats lunch and dinner with the other residents. She eats alone, without help, before going to bed at 8:30 p.m. She reads little, ignores TV, lives in her bubble in her room, timeless but open to everyone and everything. Her memories are vivid, she remembers people she has known, names them by name.


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