France celebrates Jules Verne
France celebrates this year the 100th year of the death of Jules Verne, one of the founding fathers of science fiction, and author of numerous works such as "A Journey to the Centre of the Earth" and "Around the World in Eighty Days".
Verne's city of birth in Nantes and the city of his death in Amiens on March 24, 1905 will host most of the celebrations including a range of cultural events.
Amiens is offering a three-day package tour including hotel accommodation and the cultural program at prices starting at 89 euros (about US$117) per person.
The festivities start on March 20 with readings, exhibitions and concerts.
A high-speed TGV Jules Verne train will link Nantes and Amiens which are 500 kilometers apart.
More information at: www.julesverne.fr