Victor Hugo Conference 2019
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Victor Hugo Conference 2019

The Programme

Please keep checking this programme. Speakers and their subjects will be publicised once the information becomes available.

Friday 28th June

During the day Island and St. Peter Port Tours will be available with Hugo accredited guides.

17:30 Vin d’Honneur in the Priaulx Library. Centre of local history and Victor Hugo in particular.

18:30 Barbeque Supper in the grounds of the Library.

20:00 Screening of the internationally acclaimed film of L’Homme qui rit, which has English subtitles.

Saturday 29th June

09:00 Conference registration in the Harry Bound Room at Les Côtils Centre. Coffee & Tea available.

09:30 First of 2 illustrated talks by Hugo experts, interspersed with a break for conversation, coffee & tea.

12:00 A book launch from Gregory Stevens Cox,

12:30 Buffet lunch on Les Côtils Terrace.

14:00 Third & fourth illustrated talks by Hugo experts, interspersed with a break for conversation, tea & coffee.

16:30 Conference sessions close.

18:00 Conference Supper on Les Côtils Terrace.

20:00 An evening celebrating the music of Boublil and Schönberg, composers of the musical adaptation of Les Misérables.

Sunday 30th June

Hauteville House – Restored


Recently €4.5m has been invested in the restoration of Hauteville House – Hugo’s Exile home.

This extraordinary building is considered to be more of a work of art than a museum and therefore small parties of 10 visitors are accompanied by guides for security and safety purposes, but also for a full 1 hour explanation of the meaning of Hugo’s many hidden details.

The Society has been allocated 4 sessions exclusively for delegates. You send your requirements to the Society by email and you will receive a confirmation of your booking. Then you pay Hauteville House the £10 entry fee (Card or GBP cash only) upon arrival.

If the times we have available are not convenient or fully booked, then you may of course directly contact Hauteville House.

French tours starting at: 11:20 and 14:00English tours starting at: 12:00 and 14:40


Please call the Society Hon. Secretary Roy Bisson on 07781 100 296 or email:

If you prefer not to pay for your tickets online, please click the button download, fill out the order form and pay for your tickets by cheque.


By Sea
Manche Isles Express from Dielette at 09:00 on 28th, returning 18:00 on 30th June
The French tour agency “Jerseytour” has a visitor package for 28th to 30th June that includes accommodation.
Condor Ferries from St. Malo at 12:55 on 28th, returning at 13:50 on 1st June. Also from and to Poole daily.

By Air
FlyBe flies from Charles de Gaule, Paris at 10:30 on 28th via Exeter, returning at 18:30 on 30th June.
Aurigny flies from Bristol at 12:20 on the 28th, returning at 10.55 on 1st July.