Le tour de la France par deux enfants, chs. LXVII to LXXIII – Dauphiné

Previous Location: Lyonnais

Google Map (in progress)

See the Pinchon illustrated map for Dauphiné.

Chapter LXVII – The boys bid farewell to the merchant with whom they have been traveling and resume their journey on their own in Valence, in the département of Drôme in Dauphiné.

Videos: Drôme, aux portes de la Provence from Échappées belles & LA DRÔME – Les 100 lieux qu’il faut voir – Documentaire complet from Le Pays préféré des Français.

Chapter LXVIII – The boys walk along the Rhône and discuss silkworms.

Chapter LXIX – The boys learn more about silk production.

Video: Dévider le fil de soie

Chapter LXX – The younger brother is injured in an accident on route.

Videos: Le mistral – Karambolage from Arte; Découverte : le mistral, le maître des vents from Météo à la carte; and D’où vient le Mistral ? from C’est pas sorcier.

Chapter LXXI – A doctor prescribes treatment, and André cares for Julien.

Chapter LXXII – The boys take the train and pass by the city of Grenoble.

Videos: Autour de Grenoble from Échappées belles

Chapter LXXIII – The boys learn about Pierre Terrail, seigneur de Bayard.

Video: Histoire de Pierre de Terrail – Seigneur de Bayard and Le chevalier Bayard : un héros Médiévale, both from Gallia – notre histoire de France.


Longfellow’s Poems and Places

Saint-Pierre-de-Chartreuse in Isère

The Grande Chartreuse by William Wordsworth (1770–1850)

Stanzas from the Grande Chartreuse by Matthew Arnold (1822–1888)

In the Valley of the Grande Chartreuse by Francis Turner Palgrave (1824–1897)

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