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.
- In Tintin in Tibet, Tintin, Snowy, Captain Haddock and Professor Calculus holidayed here at the Hotel des Sommets.
Notes and references
- ↑ Valley of the Cobras, page 3
- ↑ so-described in Tintin magazine, 1958, in the serial version of Tintin in Tibet
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