Vargèse is a small town in the French Haute-Savoie[1] "with a lake and a casino"[2]).


The town's name is purely fictional, from Herge's imagination. When the name first appeared in Coeurs vaillants of April 1939, it was spelled Vargèze.


Notes and references

  1. Valley of the Cobras, page 3
  2. so-described in Tintin magazine, 1958, in the serial version of Tintin in Tibet


This page is based on the article Vargèse (in French) on French Wikipédia.

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