Villette Setting & Symbolism

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Rue Fossette

Rue Fossette is where Madame Beck's pensionnat is located. It is on the outskirts of Villette, but the city has grown to reach its walls. When the building was first erected, it was a convent, and the origin of the building can still be seen in many of the rooms of the building, which resemble nuns' cells. There are several classrooms downstairs and a series of dormitories and garrets upstairs. The building is well appointed and comfortable.

Bretton

Bretton is the town where Lucy visits her godmother when she is a child. Though the Brettons live there, they do not know if there is a connection between the town's name and their own.

La Terrasse

La Terrasse is the small, comfortable house that Dr. John Bretton buys outside Villette. Lucy enjoys several weeks there as she recovers from her illness.

Hftel Crycy

The Hftel Crycy is...

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