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Sylvain Venayre: “Tourist travel has no virtue in itself”

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The end of tourist travel. Those who stunned us until the pandemic erected borders from another time. Raids in the steppes, lightning trips to the edge of a fjord. The tarmac rider would have lived. Especially since these journeys have an exorbitant cost: they disfigure the cities, screw up the dunes, violate the ozone layer.

Death of this exotic bulimia, really? This hypothesis, Sylvain Venayre regards it with caution. This historian, professor at the University of Grenoble, for twenty years shed light on our wandering impulses, that of the tourist as well as the adventurer in love with Joseph Conrad, re’Ella Maillart orAnnemarie Schwarzenbach.

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