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Gent, "la superbe espagnole" on Chateaubriand’s, Hugo’s and Brasillach’s steps

"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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During this one or two-day walk, you walk in the footsteps of René de Chateaubriand, Victor Hugo and Robert Brasillach, three parisian writers who discovered this town under very different circumstances.


- visite video for downloading ; the texts are in French


Gand, la superbe espagnole
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- Click here to download the interactive visit map


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- Guide of the tour in PDF format

You can print this document to do the visit by yourself without downloading the video.

- We can also guide you in English and read or not some texts in French during this tour. For booking and for the fees, click here

- 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.


Mistral et noroît, Domaine des 3 Chênes, 1 allée des Huileries, 62000 Arras - SIRET : 75109826000019 - APE : 9329Z

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