WALK IDEA: IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF PIERRE LOTI

WALK IDEA: IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF PIERRE LOTI

Extract from “Caro le mag”
During his childhood in Rochefort, Pierre Loti was very close to Lucette D., the daughter of his neighbors, and spoke of her as a “big sister accomplice”. From the month of May, and until the harvest, the Viaud family (real surname of Pierre Loti) takes up residence in Echillais, more precisely in his country house in “la Limoise”. As a child, the Academician will also spend his Thursdays there “just to go there seemed to me already a delicious thing, it was towards the South in the direction of hot countries”, will write later the naval officer in “le Novel of Un Enfant “.
It is this 6-kilometer walk, from the landing stage of the old ferry (near the Transbordeur Bridge), to La Limoise that CARO invites you to take a walk in the footsteps of Pierre Loti. This path, dotted with 10 stops, will lead you to the remarkable points that Loti quotes in “Le Roman d’Un Enfant” such as the White House or the Church of Our Lady but also to other witnesses of 19th century life such as the Relais de la Malle Poste or La Fontaine Lavoir. A walk to discover the landscapes and heritage of Echillais but seen through the eyes of a child who has become immortal.
In the footsteps of Pierre Loti: precise itinerary available at the tourist office, the Maison du Transbordeur and at the Echillais town hall.

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