France-Cévennes : Walking in the footsteps of Robert Louis Stevenson – 70 photos.

I came across this post today and thought I would reblog it since it is relevant to my RLS studies this summer. It’s a beautiful place; I’d love to see some of it myself someday.


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 “For my part, I travel not to go anywhere but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. And to write about it afterwards…
But the great affair is to move, to feel the needs and hitches of life a little more early, to get down of this feather’s bed of civilisation, and to find the globe granite underfoot and strewn with cutting flints.”

Robert Louis Stevenson “Travel with a donkey in the Cevennes”.

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In 1879,  the diary Walking in the Cevennes with a donkey was published after the young writer had walked the path which links the 4 departments of Haute-Loire, Ardèche, Lozère and Gard,  at the crossroad between  Auvergne and Languedoc-Roussillon regions,  full of discoveries and surprises. This young scottish writer Robert Louis Stevenson left Monastier sur Gazeille on the 22 of September and arrived 12 days and many adventures later at Saint Jean du Gard, a few 220…

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