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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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Fougères town, a commune in France.

Economy

There used to be an important shoemaking industry which is now extinct. There was also an important glass making industry.

During the Middle Ages, salt was heavily taxed and was imported from the Breton regions to the rest of France. Fougeres was made a stronghold for "salt smugglers," who would creep along the wall of the city with confiscated salt, to sell in other regions. There is a communal garden in modern Fougeres that commemorates this interesting and little known fact.

Miscellaneous

Fougères was the birthplace of Georges Franju (1912-1987), filmmaker.




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