- Lifespan: June 6, 1911
- Age: 112 years
- Birthplace: Aize, Indre-et-Loire, Centre-Val de Loire, France
- Last residence: Saint-Eliph, Eure-et-Loir, Centre-Val de Loire, France
- Validation date: Sept. 22, 2023
- Validation source: Sylvain Grosgeorge
Andrée Guyon was born on June 6, 1911, in Aize, Indre-et-Loire, Centre-Val de Loire, France. Her family background includes her father, Armand Gerbault, who worked as a farmer, and her mother, Agathe Leday. Andree had several siblings: Andre, Jacques, Jean, and Jeanne, as well as half-siblings Paulette and Jacqueline.
In June 1937, Andrée married Pierre Guyon in Paris, and together they had two daughters, Jacqueline and Christiane, who later blessed her with six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. The couple settled in Saint-Eliph in 1941.
Andrée embarked on a remarkable career, working as a cook for the Bonnichon family in Champrond-en-Gatine, Eure-et-Loir, starting in the same year. Her dedication to her profession spanned an incredible 70 years.
She continued to work diligently until the age of 99. On her 100th birthday in June 2011, Andrée celebrated with a gathering of 80 family members, including three surviving half-sisters: Jeanne, Paulette, and Jacqueline.
In 2015, during the winter, Andrée faced the challenge of a leg amputation during an extended hospital stay that lasted eight months. Despite this, she maintained a positive outlook and, on her 105th birthday in 2016, remarked, “Oh yes, I’m 105, I have this luck! I keep navigating in the house with my wheelchair. And when there’s sun, I seek it!” She even had an access ramp installed to access her garden and enjoy her flowers. The mayor of Saint-Eliph, Christophe Barral, paid her a visit during this time.
In April and May 2017, just months before her 106th birthday, Andree actively participated in the 2017 French presidential elections. On her 106th birthday, she once again welcomed Christophe Barral and expressed her intent to vote in the first round of the 2017 French legislative election on June 11, 2017.
Starting from October 2017, Andrée joined her family in participating in the “Les Demoiselles du Bugatti” run in Le Mans, which raises awareness about breast cancer.
As of her 108th birthday in 2019, Andree continued to stay informed by watching the news, and her meals were delivered to her. She shared her perspective on the world, stating, “What I think about the world’s march? It’s not very beautiful! Workers haven’t worked anymore and can’t do what they want… Myself, I’ve worked several years to earn a small wage, so I’ve a little pension and I mustn’t do any madness.”
On August 19, 2023, the Gerontology Research Group announced on the World Supercentenarian Forum that Andrée Guyon had been granted the pending status.
Andrée Guyon currently resides in Saint-Eliph, Eure-et-Loir, Centre-Val de Loire, France, at the remarkable age of 112 years and 109 days. She holds the distinction of being the oldest known living person in the Eure-et-Loir department and in the Centre-Val de Loire region.
Andrée Guyon’s age was verified by Sylvain Grosgeorge, GRG Correspondent for France, and validated by the Gerontology Research Group on Sept. 22, 2023.
Andrée Guyon as a young woman.
Andrée Guyon on her 100th birthday in 2011.
Andrée Guyon aged 105.
Andrée Guyonaged 106.
Andrée Guyon aged 107.
Andrée Guyon aged 108.
Andrée Guyon aged 109.