Gilles Tréhin

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Gilles Tréhin (born 1972) is a French artist, author, and creator of the imaginary city of "Urville". His book, also titled Urville, is based on his writings of the fictional city's history, geography, culture, and economy, and includes over 300 drawings of different districts of Urville, all done by Trehin.

Tréhin is an autistic savant who lives in Cagnes-sur-Mer, near Nice, in southeastern France.

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  • Treffert, Darold. "Gilles Trehin: The City of Urville". Wisconsin Medical Society. Retrieved 2015-12-31.
  • Moore, Charlotte (April 15, 2006). "Autistic couple bound to each other - and their art". The Guardian. Retrieved 2007-11-15.

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