Look, I just want to get this out of the way, because as soon anyone mentions the French Revolution, someone else's eyes light up and they start going "Do you HEAR the people SING?" in that weird way people do when they're both talking and singing at the same time, and then I have to listen to a GODAWFUL rendition of the song from the GODAWFUL musical and I seriously start to consider trapping my fingers in a door just so I have something else to think about.
The French Revolution - the one you're in - started in 1789. Have you got that? Les Misérables, the novel by Victor Hugo, later turned into a musical by someone who very clearly hates me personally and is dead-set on making my life a living breathing HELL, is set in Paris in the time period between 1815 and 1832... which was an ENTIRELY DIFFERENT revolution.
Stop looking for Jean Valjean, all right? HE IS NOT HERE.
Anyway, I prefer Cats. It's more believable.