Ariane, the travel bookstore

The travel bookstore

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The pictures of the previous trip are not sorted yet, I'm already thinking about the next one... And to better think about it, I already went back to my favorite bookstore in Rennes: Ariane, the travel bookstore.

Ariane, my favorite bookstore!

Ariane, the travel bookshop, in Rennes.

Ariane, la librairie du voyage, is a well-stocked independent bookstore located at 20, rue Dreyfus, in Rennes. I love to come and browse there, to have the exhilarating feeling that escape is there, at hand, in all these books to leaf through...

You can also discover it also on the web, there is a Online Store (books and maps can be ordered there) and a blog : new travel guides and interviews with authors and travelers...

The two booksellers are passionate, always very nice and good advice. This is my favorite bookstore!!!

I went shopping on Saturday for the new Lonely Planet on Bali and Lombok (Indonesia). We are only in March, but I am already thinking about my next destination, in July...

Maybe it will be Bali. There's nothing like a guidebook to immerse yourself in the atmosphere before you even book a plane ticket!

See Bali again

Bali, I went there for the first time at the end of the 1990s, then a second time in 2002.

I keep excellent memories of these two Balinese escapades. But I had only visited the south and the east of the island.

Perched on its cliff, the temple of Uluwatu, south of Kuta. (Bali, 2002)
Perched on its cliff, the temple of Uluwatu, south of Kuta. (Bali, 2002)

I would like, during a next visit, to see more of them... Especially since the terrestrial pleasures are not the only ones that count in my eyes, from now on: there is also and especially the joys of scuba diving!


During my 2002 trip, my underwater experience was much more limited than today and diving was not as important in my life. But I had the pleasure to discover the fantastic wreck of the Liberty, in Tulamben, on the northeast coast of Bali. A truly exceptional spot ...

I would love to dip my flippers in the area again! And then also go for a ride in the north and northwest, which I do not know, and explore underwater sites of Pulau Menjangan, Pemuteran, Lovina Beach ...

Anyway. I'll surely come back to talk about it here, if this new "bubble from elsewhere" will take the volume and the consistency of a real project in the days to come.

Update : it came true, I went back!!! See the articles at the end of the link below:

→ Indonesia: Bali - July 2008

In the meantime, I leaf through my guidebook on Bali with delight. And I might go back to the shelves of my bookstore for pleasure. Yes... Dreams before departure are also part of the trip!

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  1. @ Paco : Je suis en plein travail de mise à jour de mes liens. Et ça faisait longtemps que je songeais à ajouter celui de la librairie, qui a été le point de départ de nombre de mes voyages. C’est chose faite!
    Avoir ouvert un blog, en parallèle du site marchand de la librairie, c’est vraiment une très bonne idée. Je vais revenir le parcourir plus longuement. À bientôt!


  2. Hey… hey… Merci pour ce petit clin d’œil très sympathique, je suis tombé sur ton article en me promenant sur… Je fus interpellé par le titre du billet 😉
    Je découvre donc avec bonheur ce blog, je viendrai rêver dessus de temps à autre histoire d’y prendre un bain de soleil. À bientôt à la librairie !