Day Tour

France-"All The Light We Cannot See" Book Day Tour: A Literary Adventure (8 Hours)

Albion Voyages - Normandy

St. Malo, France

Valid for Travel Now Through: 04 May 2019

France-"All The Light We Cannot See" Book Day Tour: A Literary Adventure (8 Hours )

St. Malo, France

Tour Features


  • Adventure
  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Family Vacations
  • Walking & Biking



Recommended Ages

All Ages

Activity Level



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..."

About Us

Established in 1995, Albion is the specialist in a French Airport Shuttle and Private Excursion Services to and from Normandy and Brittany..

Adrienne Sion, originally from Bethesda, MD, owns and operates Albion with her French husband, Edouard. The company is managed with a dual culture philosophy integrating French expertise in logistics and American friendliness.

We invite you to contact us for suggestions on how to make your travels in France easy and enjoyable.

Insider Tip

In France, Albion serves ALL Airports and Train Stations in PARIS, NORMANDY, and BRITTANY.

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By: Lala

Reviewed on: 05 Jun 2018

Ablion was fantastic! We were supplied with every detail we needed. When we had a glitch in our hotel, they stepped in and solved our problem immediately and created a fabulous experience at the new hotel! Adrienne even came to meet us before we left Bayeux. They were a great team and I would highly recommend them.
Travel Advisor:  Cheryl Taylor


By: Dopey

Reviewed on: 06 Aug 2018

Normandy was both beautiful and historic.
Travel Advisor:  Susan Ward