Celluloid Diaries: Etonnants Voyageurs - Signing Books in Saint-Malo (France)

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Etonnants Voyageurs - Signing Books in Saint-Malo (France)

I spent three days in Saint-Malo in France for a book signing at the famous book fair Etonnants Voyageurs. The walled city of Saint-Malo is the most popular place in Brittany. It is known for its privateer past, ramparts and unique architecture.


Intra-muros is the oldest and most beautiful part of Saint-Malo. This is where I walked around the cobblestone streats surrounded by massive walls, where I spun ideas with fellow authors and editors in front of a large plate of fresh seafood, and where I enjoyed the sun and a glass of white wine at one of the many terraces.

Saint Malo Intra Muros
Saint-Malo Intra Muros
Saint-Malo Intra Muros

Chaussée du Sillon

Both my hotel and the festival site were situated on the Chaussée du Sillon, so it was easy to find a few minutes to tip my toes into the sea and to relax on the beach.

Saint-Malo Chaussée du Silon

Fort National

The famous military architect Vauban designed the Fort National in 1689 as a means to protect the port of Saint Malo. It is situated right in front of the Palais du Grand Large where the festival took place.

Saint Malo Fort National

Etonnants Voyageurs

Signing copies of my book Drowned Sorrow at the festival Etonnants Voyageurs in Saint-Malo.

Saint-Malo Etonnants Voyageurs


  1. I`m really happy for you ;-)


  2. Nice to meet you, Vanessa! Hope you'll have a bestseller soon :) I'm from Boost My Blog Friday and following you now. Hope you choose to do the same. Thanks.

  3. Following you back. Thanks for the follow:)


  4. It sounds like you had a lot of fun - and you got a great trip to France too! =D I've always wanted to visit the winery areas of France. I don't drink but it looks so beautiful and restful there.

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    Thanks! Tina "The Book Lady"

  5. Lucky you...signing books in a beautiful place!! Congrats!

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    Thanks for linking up!
    Kristin :)

  6. Beautiful place. I love France and hope to return someday!

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  7. What an amazing place to visit for a book signing! Congratulations.

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  8. What a gorgeous place to visit. Congratulations on your book.

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