François Mauriac (1885 - 1970)

Landes of Gironde, wetlands, forests, Hure were Mauriac for a perpetual source of inspiration. Francois Mauriac soaked by all the senses of the environment in which to evolve and sometimes lose the characters in his novels. There he finds his ancestral roots. The side of his mother, are "lou Peasants Jouanhau" near Saint Symphorien, near his father, merchants wooden stave whose graves are in the cemetery of Langon. http://www.francois-mauriac.org