Published by éditions Apogées and presented as an “antitourism” guide, Vallée de la Vilaine, the Guide, is an invitation to (re)discover the Valley by foot, bike or in a kayak, following 26 loops: a glorious way to explore the river and its living environment.
The 26 itineraries are embellished with practical information and facts about the landscape and history. They propose unusual ways of appreciating the environment. Each itinerary is accompanied by a flash fiction story, written by Alexis Fichet after his writing residency in the Valley. He spent evenings in people’s homes collecting memories and stories to compose a people’s history of the Vilaine, its past, present and future.