Bécassine was a popular cartoon character in France for about 50 years. She was depicted as a young Breton housemaid. The comic started off as a put-down to Bretons, but grew more sympathetic with time.
Bécassine means snipe in French; tantamount to "fool."
She is very charming. Here is Bécassine During the War, standing in between two Alsatian children.