I found that in 1836 Victor Marie Hugo visited Fougères with his mistress Julliet Drouet.
He liked the town and said "At present I am in the Fougères area, in a town that should be visited piously by painters, in a town with an old castle, flanked by the most superb towers in the world. I have seen it in sunlight, I have seen it at dusk and I have seen it again in the moonlight. I will never grow tired of it. It is admirable"
Damn it, I wish I had said that, but I don't use the word pious, ever.
It turns out that Victor was a man who liked the ladies, although his mistress Julliet spent most of her life dedicated to this talented man. Juliet was in fact born in Fougeres but was educated in Paris and apparently was a good writer.
He spent many years in exile after speaking out against Napoleon III and lived on the Island of Jersey, in fact this is where he wrote Les Miserables, which has again become well known with many theatre goers.
He wrote many, many, poems and books, and I had no idea that he wrote what we know today as The Hunchback of Notre Dame. That poor old hunchback who loved his Esmerelda!
Victor was also a talented artist.
If you want to read a little more about Victor here is a link to Wikipedia.
A link to Victor Hugo online
A link about the love in his life.
A link about Les Mis
Here is a photograph of the Theatre Victor Hugo and the Julliet Drouet cultural centre.
The French word for dusk is crépuscule.
The French word for moonlit, éclairé par la lune.Etymology for the word pious.