Bon Voyage 5: Jules Verne

Jules Verne was a writer ahead of his time. In 1865, over one hundred years before the first man landed on the moon, Jules Verne imagined such a trip in his novel De la Terre à la Lune, From the Earth to the Moon. Here are five examples of similarities between Verne’s novel and the historical voyage:

Le voyage dans la Lune est entrepris par les Américains.
The trip was undertaken by Americans.

Le départ a lieu en Floride.
The departure took place in Florida.

Trois astronautes dans une capsule
Three astronauts in one capsule

Voyage d’une semaine
A week’s trip

Retour dans la mer après une orbite lunaire
Return into the sea (ocean) after a lunar orbit

You might have heard of these other famous Jules Verne novels:

  • Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • Journey to the Center of the Earth

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