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Hélène Gruat

Hélène Gruat (née Rambaud) is a French supercentenarian who is the oldest known resident of the department of Bouches-du-Rhône. Her age has not been validated by LongeviQuest (LQ).


Gruat was born as Hélène Rambaud in Paris on 8 March 1913. Her birthplace was in Seine department until New Year’s Day 1968, when it was incorporated into Paris. Her occupation was an executive secretary, working in Paris.

Gruat lived indepenedently in Gémenos until 2019 when, at the age of 106, she moved into a nursing home in the commune of Roquefort-la-Bédoule, where she currently resides. On her 108th birthday, it was reported that she was in good health and could still walk.

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Gruat was first noted for her longevity on her 108th birthday in an article by La Provence. She was recognised by her commune’s mayor, Marc Del Grazia. In March 2023, she was confirmed privately to have attained supercentenarian status.