Storytelling walks were THE novelty of the 2021 summer program at Les Balcons du Dauphiné. Walk in two voices led by Laurence Pinzetta, guide-lecturer, and Sandrine Stablo, storyteller, the storytelling walk is a subtle blend of history and storytelling, for everyone (from 8 years old). A fun and immersive way to discover the history of a place!

The hidden mysteries of Brangues

When we think of the village of Brangues, we often think of its (private) castle or the Claudel-Stendhal exhibition space. But we often forget its natural space, the Méandre du Saugey, which is part of the National Natural Reserve of the French Haut Rhône, nothing less. The history of the place, however, deserves attention, especially since to get there, we had to cross the other side of the Rhône, in the neighboring department of Ain. The village of Brangues, however, is indeed located in Isère... Mystery!

A captivating duo

Roll call is made, all registrants are present. Laurence and Sandrine then take the floor and take us back several decades, to discover the hamlet of Saugey, its famous meander and its inhabitants. Young and old listen to the pair carefully so as not to lose a crumb of the story of the different characters who have lived here in the past. The immersion is such that one has the impression of sharing their life. Then we quickly understand that initially, in the minds of people from here and elsewhere, the place is not as attractive as it can be nowadays. The veil is lifting little by little and the hidden mysteries of Brangues will soon be gone.

The walk ends after nearly two hours of stories and to the applause of the participants. Everyone leaves with a smile and one thing in mind: sign up for another storytelling tour of course!

About Gaelle

Naturally curious, I like to explore our beautiful territory and share my experiences and tips with our visitors. Enjoying a bike ride and recharging your batteries in the heart of our Sensitive Natural Areas are my favorite activities!

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