Albion Voyages offers this unique tour for those travelers who see literary adventure. The focus of the tour and the novel is the walled city of St. Malo, Brittany, France. Albion sets the backdrop to this Pulitzer Prize winning novel by guiding you through the streets of St. Malo discovering the true meaning of the novel "against all odds, good can prevail".
At 9:00 AM, Florence, regional historian and native of St. Malo, will greet you for a full-day itinerary tour. Florence's tour is an "on foot active" discussion of the book by Anthony Doerr. It is imperative that guests have read the novel.
Florence leads you through the city. Together, you will count the steps of Marie-Laure's trip to the grotto, purchase a baguette at the Boulangerie, find the Hotel of Bees, and contemplate the metaphors and mystery of All The Light We Cannot See. We invite you to bring a copy of the book where you can note your appreciations of the actual sites.
Excerpts from the tour's itinerary:
Number 4 rue Vauborel (page 12) Number 4: The tall, derelict bird's nest of a house owned by Marie-Laure's Great Uncle Etienne. She lived there for four years kneeling on the sixth floor along, as a dozen American bombers roar toward her.
The Boches (page 145): (...The first floor belongs to Madame Manec: clean navigable, full of visitors who come through the kitchen door to trade in small-town scandal..."
The Rounds (page 241): "...Twenty-two paces to the intersection with the rue d'entrees. Forty more to the little gate. Nine steps down and she's on the sand and twenty thousand sounds of the ocean engulf her..."