Giselle is the mother of Lorelai's ever so charming and loyal employee, Michel. She comes to town during season 2. While Giselle is in visiting from France, she and Michel appear to have a perfect mother-son relationship. That is, until Lorelai begins to tell Giselle the truth about her son. This is when Michel reveals that his mother knows nothing about him, and that is why they have the perfect relationship when she comes to visit.