The Man Who Made France Old

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02 LASTMerimee, The Patron Saint Of Tourists2007071920140926 (BBC7)
20140927 (BBC7)
20170822 (BBC7)

Writers Julian Barnes and Hermione Lee visit Saumur and Chinon on the trail of Prosper Merimee, author of the novella Carmen, who was employed in the 1830s as Inspector General of Historical Monuments.

Julian Barnes and Hermione Lee visit Saumur and Chinon on the trail of Prosper Merimee.