Exploring cultures and communities – the slow way

Victor Hugo was an acclaimed writer, to be sure, but he was also a European visionary. We look at Hugo's connections with Luxembourg.

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Vianden and Victor Hugo go hand in hand. While the French writer's long years of exile in the Channel Islands are well known, his Luxembourg connections are far less celebrated. Many of Victor Hugo's finest works were penned during the fifteen years he lived in Guernsey. Vianden fired Victor Hugo's imagination in another way - it inspired some of his best sketches. Vianden, a small town in the Ardennes Luxembourgeoises, was for Hugo a place to think and to reflect.

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This article was published in hidden europe 23.