Month: October 2018

Mini Gazette – Annual Stevenson day for Fontainebleau region

Contributor: Michel Legros, Fontainebleau 

Sunday 21 October and it was the annual Stevenson festival in the region of Fontainebleau, more than 120 people and two donkeys set out for a day of walking, enjoying good food, planting roses and listening to the tales of Geneviève ( La forêt qui parle ) and the lectures of Dr. Baatz and Françoise Sylvestre talking about her latest book about Stevenson. Some pictures…



Mini Gazette – ‘Open Way’ software to help visually impaired hikers

Contributor: Ian Logan, The StevensonWay, Highlands

The Open Way project featured at a recent conference “Digital and Physical Accessibility in the Cultural Routes” held in Weissenfels, Germany from 16th – 18th October 2018 at which our network was represented by Ian Logan fromThe Stevenson Way. The Open Way project aims to help visually impaire people enjoy hiking trails thanks to a smartphone GPS application based on a guidance technique adapted to “blind navigation”.

More information and to help the project :

Mini Gazette – RLS at the EU-China Virtual Travel Fair, 27 and 28 November 2018

Contributor: Stefano Dominioni  de l’Institut des Itinéraires Culturels Européens

The EU Commission, as a contribution to the 2018 EU-China Tourism Year (ECTY), organises the first EU-China Virtual Travel Fair on cultural tourism (VTF), which is to take place on 27 and 28 November 2018.

For this fair, a virtual platform will be created with a number of booths offered to key EU-China non-commercial actors focusing on trans-European products. The Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe are one of the selected exhibitors. This should allow us to showcase our Route directly to the Chinese travel trade in an innovative and interactive way. Each visitor creates his or her unique virtual profile and 3D avatar, and each participant uploads his/her business card and contact info. The fair allows exhibitors to network and engage: attendees can easily approach and find fellow attendees, exchange business cards and share profiles in one click.

A demonstration of this type of exhibition can be found on the following link:

Mini Gazette – New translation of ‘Treasure Island’

Contributor: Odile Guigon de Mende (48)

A new translation of Treasure Island by Jean-Jacques Greif was published in September by Tristram. The publishing house has established a reputation for translations that are as close as possible to the original with revolutionary use of typography and punctuation. Previous editions from the same publisher include ‘The Life and Opinions of Laurence Stern’ by Tristram Shandy (2012).