"Standing at the water’edge..., my eyes wandered to the city steeples; history appeared on the clouds in the sky." (Chateaubriand, Mémoires d’Outre-tombe)
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Other useful references
* For more information about Gent, look at the tourism office website.
* For an enjoyable meal and a comfortable room. we recommend the Auberge du Pêcheur in a heavenly resort on the banks of the Lys river, in Sint-Martens-Latem, 15 km South-West of Gent.
* To find other websites about the writers, look at the annuaire littéraire on the website Etudes littéraires (only in French).
* To read extracts of the Mémoires d’Outre-tombe by René de Chateaubriand about French emigration during the period known as The Hundred Days, see the translation by A. S. Kline and especially the Book XXIII, chapter 5.