Month: March 2018

Mini Gazette – Treasure Hunt in Fontainebleau Forest

contributor: Michel Legros, Fontainebleau

Attention all Gold hunters ! The 7 April will mark the day of the third biennial Fontainebleau region Treasure Hunt organised by the ‘R.L Stevenson de Barbizon à Grez’ association.
This year’s theme is the little people of the forest! About 20 teams are expected to take part, solving enigmas both intellectual and physical that will allow them to unlock the secret code to the golden Treasure!



© photos courtesy of J.P. Battin

Mini Gazette – RLS films for sale at the Institut National de L’Audiovisuel

contributor: Jean Louis Pouliquen

The French Institut National de L’Audiovisuel have several RLS films available for sale:

Voyage avec un âne – A superb scene from a movie entitled “Journey with a donkey” (Jean Kirchbron, 1975) where Robert Louis finds love made in 1975 for French TV; 3€ (for download) or DVD 10€.

Other titles are available: Treasure Island (Léon de Chancerel, 1957), The Adventures of David Balfour (Alain Boudet, 1964) and The Master of Ballantrae (Abder Isker, 1963).

Mini Gazette – The true and amazing story of “Treasure Island”

Contributor: Christian Brochier, Cévennes

Here is a story that should generate some reaction!  The true story  of Treasure Island in the Pacific !
Alex Capus investigated the secrets of the writer Robert Louis Stevenson for several years and as far as the South Pacific. “Traveler under the stars” is the result of this quest where life goes far beyond fiction .. (in French)

Mini Gazette – RLS books in German donated to Cévennes campsite

Contributor: Lucile Pantel, Camping ‘La Barette’ , Cévennes.
Some German campers who stayed at Lucile’s campsite kindly donated copies of RLS travel books published in German.


Lucile says:

“In the campsite common room  there are documents, association brochures, posters that tell the way and the life of R.L. Stevenson. I love  to meet the campers and  discuss with them the RLS Cévennes trail and the life of R.L. Stevenson  so I was delighted to find the copies of these books  on my return from the RLS meeting in Edinburgh. I was pleased that my friends who had been looking after the campsite for me had had a lot of fun talking with the campers”

The Network Mini-Gazette

In response to a wish of the board of Directors of our European Association “in the Footsteps of Robert Louis Stevenson”, this weekly mini-gazette is intended to keep alive the link that joins us as friends of Robert Louis.
The idea is that Network members can share with the other members, a photo, some text (little known quotation of RLS, press article, poem etc…), a small video, an internet link with a publication concerning Stevenson or our territories.
To contribute to the mini-gazette, please send an email with your article/news to .