PAZIN - TOWN OF JULES VERNE
Jules Verne wrote about Pazin in his novel "Mathias Sandorf" (1885),
and that was a result, besides other, of his correspondency with contemporary
mayor of Pazin, Giusepe Cech, and reading works of French writer and travellor
Charles Yriarte. In memory of this Jules Verne's novel, Pazin had ( in
1989-1990) an amateur theatre group named "Mathias Sandorf". Today, Pazin
has a Jules Verne street (since 1992.), just in a part of town nearby a
thousand years old castle, that one which Verne described like Mathias
Sandorf's prison. At 9-th february 1998. there was a "Jules Verne Club"
established in Pazin, with purpose, besides others, to make more famous
a connections between Pazin (and that means Istria and Croatia too), with
this extraordinary French writer. Intention is to give deserved cultural
and historical meaning to this connection, and to use it as an inspiration
for some activities in our time.
We are just at very start of our efforts; so please, take this page
as one which is still "under construction", and, for now, have a brief
at one little "julesvernian" photo-album of our town.
One of towers of a Castle in Pazin, place where Jules Verne's Mathias
Sandorf was prisoned
The walls of Castle above a 130 m deep gorge: here Mathias Sandorf
A thousand years old Castle in Pazin. Jules Verne discovered this
ancient building over works of Charles Yriarte, and correspondency with
contemporary mayor of Pazin, Giuseppe Cech.
back to "JULES VERNE CLUB"
|Canyon of a river Foiba/Pazincica,
130 m under the walls of Castle.
||Entrance to the underground
cave, where Mathias Sandorf was taken underground by flow of river Foiba
||First and only 1988.
Croatian edition of "Mathias Sandorf"
||Hetzel's edition of
"Mathias Sandorf" - was it the same like Jules Verne sent to mayor Cech
Last Updated: 1998. February 22