Ariane, the travel bookstore

The travel bookstore

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Dear English-speaking readers, this page is an automatic translation of an article originally written in French. I apologise for any strange sentences and funny mistakes that may have resulted. If you read French, click on the French flag below to access the original, correct text: 

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: I'm in the middle of updating my links. And I've been thinking for a long time of adding the bookshop link, which has been the starting point for many of my trips. Now I've done it!
    It's a really good idea to have opened a blog alongside the bookshop's e-commerce site. I'm going to come back and have another look. See you soon!


  2. Hey... hey... Thanks for this very nice little wink, I came across your article while wandering around I was caught by the title of the post 😉
    I'm delighted to discover this blog, which I'll be visiting from time to time just to soak up the sun. See you soon at the bookshop!