The Mekong, the Mississippi, the Danube, the Amazon... on every continent, there are mythical rivers, veritable invitations to head for the open sea. They are the source of the greatest civilizations, a refuge for forgotten people, an economic and cultural lung, and fantastic ecosystems.
François Pécheux heads down these rivers from their sources to their mouths, aiming to meet along the way the people who live on the riverbanks or on the water. They are fishermen, sailors or farmers, ancestral guardians, or nomads. From the Amerindian communities who worship the Paraná, «parent of the sea», to the crocodile breeders on the Mekong, all have a story to tell about their river. François, a completely open-minded, inquiring adventurer, gets on anything that floats and is happy to stop over anytime, anywhere. In big cities, in the rapids, or on large deltas, using the river as his base, he visits heritage sites and amazing natural zones.
From the Saint Lawrence River in Canada to the Manambolo River in Madagascar, the Loire in France and the Vistula in Poland, there’s only ever one thing that’s certain: at the end, there’s the sea.