About the authors

Vientiane and its surroundings are discovered in 99 paintings where the lived experience is combined with the impressions of more than a century of poetry of French expression, in 99 references and excerpts from rare or common works, practices or scholars. The tranquil beauty of the landscapes and the maintained charm of ancient Laos customs are not the prerogative of distant and beautiful provinces.

If I were told by Vientiane. …


Michel Treutenaere :

Cultural explorer, arrived in Vientiane as a solitary tourist, in the heat of the summer of 2531, at the beginning of the opening, stayed, worked, traveled to Vientiane and Laos since two Buddhist cycles (24 years).
« Sabaï dii Vientiane » is the fruit of its path of pilgrimage in this region located in the very heart of the Indochinese peninsula.

Patrick Moreau :

Filmmaker, photographer, draftsman, met Vientiane two years ago during the Mekong River to the Tibetan sources. A student of INALCO, a lecturer at Knowledge of the World, he is the author and / or illustrator of several books on Asia, from the Indus to the Red River.