Tortoises of Peace

One wakeful night
A terrestrial tortoise visited my dream
A mythical animal of ancient civilisations
Symbol of longevity and wisdom
She carried with her a message for humanity
Stamped in the hollow of her shell…
The word, PEACE.
Since the end of the last century
My tortoise-humanity has set off to people our planet.

 Caroline Vernet


To date about 7500 tortoises have left Bergerac in the five directions of the five continents.
Please visit our site dedicated to “Tortoises for Peace” (link)