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Villequier Travel guide
Villequier : Michelin's recommendations
In an admirable site on the banks of the Seine, Villequier is located at the foot of a steep, tree-clad slope topped by a castle. Victor Hugo's daughter, Léopoldine, and her husband, Charles Vacquerie, drowned in the Seine here six months after their wedding in 1843, hence the Contemplations poems made the name of Villequier part of literary history. The couple's tomb, the statue of Victor Hugo near the site of the accident and the Victor Hugo museum commemorate the episode.
Tourist attractions Villequier : Things to see and do
quai Victor Hugo
In the former house of the Vacqueries, a rich family of Le Havre shipowners, the museum illustrates the life of Leopoldine Hugo. Letters from Leopoldine to her family, portraits and family furniture and views of Normandy of the day illustrate the pea..
quai de la Seine
As you walk along this promenade you can watch the boats going up and down the river. The pilot in charge of taking boats down the river and his colleague responsible for navigation in the estuary used to change places at Villequier.