The Victor Hugo in Guernsey Society | 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

All day: visits to the recently restored Hauteville House.


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

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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.