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Ligneuville

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In a graveyard in the green valley of the Amel lies the grave of 'Monsieur Hawarden'. It was not until after his death that the truth came out: the person behind that pseudonym was in fact a well-to-do woman from Paris by the name of Mériora Gillibrand. Having killed her lover in Vienna, she disguised herself as a man to evade prosecution. Together with her serving maid, who was the only person who knew about her identity, she led a restless, nomadic life as Arthur Hawarden. And thus, she came to Ligneuville, where she eventually died of a lung disease. A novel was based on her unusual life story, and indeed a film was made of it in 1968.

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Ligneuville
Grand rue
4760 Ligneuville