Recreate your own Les Misérables movie magic
Relive the moving storyline of this season’s hotly anticipated musical film adaptation of Les Misérables.
Hop across the Channel with award-winning ferry operator, DFDS Seaways and visiting film locations such as the city of Montreuil-sur-Mer, for as little as £11* each way.
The opening scenes of the film are set in the walled city of Montreuil-sur-Mer, which is just an hour’s drive from the ports of Calais and Dunkirk. Hugh Jackman’s character Jean Valjean, is Mayor of the town and Fantine, played by Anne Hathaway, works in one of his factories there. Soak up the movie magic and imagine the scenes playing out as you promenade through the winding cobbled streets. If you visit in the summer months, you could even experience one of the livee son et lumiere performances of the musical, acted by a cast of local residents.
Film fans can continue following the epic storyline by driving on to the Marais district and Bastille area of Paris, only two hours journey from Montreuil-sur-Mer. It was in these Parisian districts that the French Revolution, the historical setting for Les Misérables, was born.
For those wanting to immerse themselves in the history of revolutionary Paris, there are a number of guided tours, where you can take a three-hour walk and see the prominent revolutionary locations for yourself, including the Hotel du Ville, site of the infamous guillotine and the Musee Carnavalet, the 16th century palace, which is now the Museum of the City of Paris.
The author of Les Misérables, Victor Hugo’s house is now a museum and a must-see for those wanting to see where the famous 19th-century penned much of his famous work, including Les Misérables, whilst overlooking the magnificent Place des Vosges. The museum provides an insight into the author’s life, as a key figure in French culture and history. Russell Crowe, who portrays Inspector Javert in the film visited here to draw inspiration for his performance.
With ferry travel starting at as little as £11* each way for a day trip to France with a car and up to nine passengers, or £24** each way for a three day break, there has never been a better time to sail across the Channel with DFDS Seaways.
DFDS Seaways sails up to 44 times a day between Dover and France, providing passengers with flexible crossing times and convenient travel options. And with its range of high quality onboard restaurants, shops and dedicated children’s facilities, your holiday starts as soon as you board the ferry.