Take a step back in time to the Middle Ages, when Europe’s first common market, initially flourished under the auspices of the Hanseatic League. La Rochelle, in the heart of the Bay of Biscay, came to play an important role on the back of two much sought-after commodities: salt and wine. This past lives again thanks to the reunion of the old Hanseatic cities, which have regrouped 176 towns, with the aim of promoting tourism and cultural exchanges.
Thomas Brosset and Maggie Cole invite you to embark on an astonishing voyage from La Rochelle on the French Atlantic seaboard, passing by the canals of Bruges, to the City of London, north to Bergen’s coloured houses in the Norwegian fjords, along the Baltic coast and to Novgorod – the gateway to Asia.
Bilingual edition (French-English)