Ariane, the travel bookstore

The travel bookstore

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Dear English-speaking readers, this page is an automatic translation made from a post originally written in French. My apologies for any strange sentences and funny mistakes that may have been generated during the process. If you are reading French, click on the French flag below to access the original and 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, the travel bookstore, is a well-stocked independent bookstore located at 20 rue Dreyfus in Rennes. I love coming here to poke around, to have the thrilling sensation that the escape is there, at hand, in all these books to flip through ...

You can also discover it also on the web, there is a Online Store (you can order books and also maps) as well as blog : news in travel guides and interviews of authors and travellers

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

I bought there, Saturday, the new Lonely Planet on Bali and Lombok (Indonesia). We are only in March, but I'm already thinking about my next destination, in July ...

Maybe it'll be Bali. Nothing like a guide to immerse yourself in the atmosphere before you even book a plane ticket!

See Bali again

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

I have excellent memories of these two Balinese getaways. But then I visited only the south and 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 to see more on a future visit... Especially since it is not only the pleasures of the land that are important to me now: there are also, and above all, the joys of scuba diving!


During my 2002 trip, my underwater experience was much thinner than today and diving did not hold as much place in my life. But I had the pleasure of discovering the fantastic wreck of the Liberty, in Tulamben, on the northeast coast of Bali. A truly exceptional spot ...

I'd love to dip my flippers in the corner again! And then also go for a trip to the north and north-west, which I don't know, and explore underwater the sites of Pulau Menjangan, Pemuteran, Lovina Beach ...

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

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

→ Indonesia: Bali - July 2008

In the meantime, I'm deliciously leafing through my guide to Bali. And I may return to snooping for pleasure on the shelves of my bookstore. Yes... Dreams before departure are also part of the trip!

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  1. @ Paco: I am in the process of updating my links. And it had been a long time since I thought of adding that of the bookstore, which was the starting point for many of my travels. It's done!
    Having opened a blog, in parallel with the bookstore's commercial site, it's really a very good idea. I will go back to it for a longer time. See you soon!


  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 😉
    I discover so happily this blog, I will come to dream about it from time to time to take a sunbath. See you soon at the bookstore!