La Moye Point/ Pointe de la Moye

Le Gouffre, Forest,


La Moye at the Gouffre was one of Victor Hugo's favourite places to visit.

It is speculated that the place name Le Gouffre was named by the poet - it certainly apears a lot in his writings.



The illustrator Chifflart spent a few days with Hugo in Guernsey before he composed his illustrations for Les Travailleurs de la mer - The illustration above is 'Le port au quatrième étage,' a nickname coined by Hugo and not otherwise used, from the 1869 edition.

The photograph below shows the ladder at La Moye as it is now.