Who hasn’t dreamed of extraordinary travels as a child, reading Jules Verne’s books 📚?
The memory of Jules Verne is very present in Amiens, where you can have a guided tour of his house 🏠 (while listening to a lot of anecdotes about his life and the novels he wrote). There is also a permanent circus 🎪 building carrying his name, which was a very important project for him when he was municipal counsellor. And the beautiful building of the Caisse d’Epargne, where he had also worked.
For someone who lived in the 19th century, Jules Verne was a modern man. Not only because he wrote science-fiction already at that time but also...he left his hometown of Nantes for Amiens, to follow his wife, who was from there! I guess not many men did that two centuries ago!
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