A girl is going to visit her mother by train. She mentions Motteville and then she talks about her destination that points to as "C":
"I travelled there by train. At Motteville, we sat in the station for a long time. [,,,] On the other side of the S.N.C.F. railroad barriers, the tall grass almost touched the lowest branches of the apple trees. It was then that I could really feel that I was approaching C. and that I was going to see my mother. The train continued on to C. at a reduced speed." [...]
"It’s always windy in C. Everyone, including my mother, believes that it’s colder in C. than in other places, even those just five kilometres away."
My question is : is C a town or village? Why it is called C? Is it an abbreviation?
Source: The New Yorker, November 14, 2022 Issue "Returns" By Annie Ernaux November 7, 2022