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I came to know Jules Verne never traveled out of France. Is that true?

Jules Verne, who is mostly famous for his travel stories and fictions, never traveled out of France. Hard to believe, aint it? I am looking for any references that can rebut it. Help needed.

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  • 9 years ago
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    Jules Verne - did visit the Unites States and Canada in 1867. He never visited southern parts of the USA and that might be the confusion. In From the Earth to the Moon, his description of a mission to the moon is truly uncanny. In the book, the mission took place very close to Cape Canaveral, Florida

    from where the 20th century (1969) missions departed. Verne's vehicle was similar in size, was called Columbiad (USA trip Columbia) and also had three participants. On a different note was his book in 1863, named Paris in the 20th Century. In that book, he mentioned the coming of TV - cars - air conditioning and the internet.

    Source(s): For many years follower of the works of Jules Verne
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  • 9 years ago

    Here is an article describing the visit of Jules Verne and his brother to NYC + Niagara falls. I'm afraid you heard wrong.

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  • 9 years ago

    That is not true.

    In fact, he travelled a lot, especially through Europe but also to America, as far as I can remember. This is something I learnt at school (I'm french), and unfortunately I have no reference, but maybe you can find something on his Wikipedia page. You can also find a few information on his american travel here :

    Good luck !

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