Conflict & Justice

French Actor Takes Tax Refuge in Belgian Village


French actor Gérard Depardieu. (Photo: Georges Biard/Wikipedia)

For the Geo Quiz, we are looking for a Belgian village near the French-Belgian border. The village is located just about a mile inside the border or La Manche.

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It is a village of a couple thousand residents and many are from somewhere else. Like French movie star Gérard Depardieu, who recently bought a house there.

The French government accuses the actor of dodging taxes and the actor admits he is exasperated with the French government, which levies very high taxes on the very wealthy.

Nechin is the answer to the Geo Quiz.

It is here that French actor Gérard Depardieu. The quiet village of Nechin may be a far cry from Paris, but what is lacks in excitement, it makes up for in lower taxes.