Marina Carrère d’Encausse opens up about her relationship with her partner Antoine



Marina Carrère d’Encausse recently shared some intimate details about her relationship with her partner, Antoine, in a candid interview. While she discussed her upcoming documentary, “End of Life: So That You Have The Choice,” Marina also shed light on Antoine’s battle with Charcot’s disease. Let’s delve into their touching story and the documentary’s release date.


Marina’s Documentary Debut

Marina Carrère d’Encausse’s documentary, “End of Life: So That You Have The Choice,” is set to premiere on Tuesday, September 26, 2023. Mark your calendars for 9:05 pm when it airs on France 5. What makes this documentary special is that Marina’s companion, Antoine, plays a pivotal role in it.


A Fateful Meeting

In her interview with Tele-Loisirs, Marina shared the heartwarming story of how she and Antoine crossed paths. One day, he approached her with a profound idea—to create a documentary that could potentially change the law regarding euthanasia. He feared the prospect of having to travel to Belgium one day for euthanasia due to his battle with Charcot’s disease. Although their initial documentary plans didn’t materialize, Marina expressed her desire to tackle the subject of euthanasia and assisted suicide. She asked Antoine if he would be willing to participate, to which he wholeheartedly agreed.


The Attraction

When asked what drew her to Antoine, Marina Carrère d’Encausse spoke of his remarkable personality, inner strength, and unwavering zest for life, despite Charcot’s disease. She described Antoine as an attractive and deeply touching individual. Their love story, as she shared, resonates with the experiences of many others.


Love Across Distances

Marina and Antoine’s love story isn’t without its challenges. They don’t reside in the same place; Antoine lives in the Basque Country, while Marina’s job keeps her in Paris. However, distance hasn’t dampened their spirits. They make an effort to see each other every two weeks, cherishing those precious moments when they can come together and share their lives.



Marina Carrère d’Encausse’s openness about her relationship with Antoine and their shared journey dealing with Charcot’s disease is truly heartening. Their dedication to each other and their passion for bringing important topics like euthanasia to light through the documentary is inspiring. As we eagerly await the release of “End of Life: So That You Have The Choice,” we can also learn a valuable lesson from their story—love knows no boundaries, not even the geographical ones that separate them. Stay tuned for more updates and insights into Marina and Antoine’s extraordinary journey.