The beautiful book “Un Voyage Sacré” is about to be published in September 2020. In this 250-page color-page initiatory photo story devoted to Peru, David Dreger, a French photographer from northern France, leads the reader to the heart of his story. extraordinary journey on the territory in the middle of southern winter. He delivers his experience, his encounter with landscapes and populations with his words, his images and his vision of one of the most fascinating countries in South America. “Un Voyage Sacré” is the first work in a trilogy devoted to the South American continent and is sure to appeal to all travel lovers.


“Along the roads, we meet new populations. Some in fields cultivating quinoa, others rebuilding a municipal building, still others guiding cattle herds or selling them in a market. We also meet schoolchildren on the side of the road, women selling milk and local drinks. "

The condor

“Very quickly, in the distance, we see these majestic birds flying in groups, and the closer we get, the more the feeling of having a great moment is felt. They fly, hover, pass and repass as if they were on display. They come to taunt us, approach and cross paths. (...) I don't know how long their ballet will continue, and in a rush, I have to be vigilant, the void is never far away ".


“The center of Cuzco is made up of small atypical alleys, the sidewalks reappear, traffic is limited due to the festivities (…). The cooking smells that replace those of the exhaust pipes make us salivate. (...) Further on, a stall on which a butcher cuts meat with an ax, while a dog keeps watch. "


"I then distinguished a colony of Humboldt penguins, there too, on the side of the rocks, then a fisherman in search of a fruitful fishing (...) Finally, large wooden structures appear. For centuries the country has extracted from the peninsula of the Ballestas Islands, guano, a fertilizing substance made from bird droppings. "

Nazca lines

“Many theories have been put forward about the Nazca Lines, some far-fetched, others more plausible. In a country where beliefs are so important, nothing should surprise me. An astronomical calendar? An ancient fish calendar? Extraterrestrial signs? No one really has the truth. "


“We stop at Maca. This village was the epicenter of an earthquake in 1991, with a huge fault line nearby. Part of it was destroyed, including the all-white Church of Santa Ana, which has since been rebuilt. This village is doomed because it is sinking into the fault at the rate of one centimeter per year. "

Machu Picchu

"My first steps are marked by impatience, the path is narrow and the slope particularly steep. The vegetation is abundant and the dense fog does not allow to see the city. I arrive by the agricultural zone, on a first landing and some constructions that appear give me the shivers. "

The Salar de Maras

“The salt flats are located in the Sacred Valley. They are on the mountainside. It is a natural phenomenon for which scientists argue for the origin. What is known is that salt is present there naturally, and that exploitation began in the 2nd or 3rd century BC Food production throughout Peru. "

Moray Observatory

“We reach the Moray Astronomical Observatory. These are 3 sites for the observation and scientific and religious research of Inca cultures, made up of a set of circular terraces 150 m deep (...). Between each of them, separated by 2 m in height, the differences in temperature allow different crops to grow. "

The oasis of Huacachina

“We are heading towards the Oasis of Huacachina in the province of ICA, 70 km further south of Paracas (…) The slopes are steep to reach the top of the dunes (…) The dunes stretch as far as sight and I cannot reproduce the wonder. I've been waiting for this moment for so long. "

Ocean landscape

“Peru has a fantastic history, but the country has failed to take care of its past culture. I will discover throughout the trip, places, monuments, which breathe memories, mysteries, which arouse my curiosity but I will always be sorry to see in what state are the remains of the Inca people. "