Photographs from De long en large Ladakh by Jean Mansion - Édition Findakly. Copyright Lise Mansion
Alexandra David-Neel is famous throughout the entire world for having entered Lhassa, Thibet's forbidden city in 1923. Very few people know, however, that this extraodinary woman who died at 101 was also a writer, a journalist, a singer. Marie-Madeleine Peyronnet, who accompanied Alexandra during her last ten years, grants her final wish by following in Alexandra's footsteps to the Kingdom of Sikkim to attain her ultimate goal : to return a statuette of Buddha.