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From young apprentices to accomplished craftsmen, from farmers to Michelin-starred chefs... We meet the people who keep French heritage alive. Saturday at 7.20 am. Or you can catch it online from Friday.

Latest update : 2015-04-03

Hermès: Blazing saddles

Hermès is one of the oldest French fashion houses. Known for its silk scarves and leather items, the master of "haute couture" has also been hand-crafting saddles for over 170 years.

From the first cut to the final polish, one saddle alone requires 40 hours of work! 7 kilograms of leather moulded and sewn together to fit perfectly the horse's back... We go behind the scenes to meet highly-skilled artisans at the Hermès leather workshop, just off the Champs-Elysées.

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2017-10-12 France

The Basque Country, where fishing and surfing reign supreme

France's Basque Country has two proud traditions: fishing and surfing. As we cross the coastline, we encounter plenty of fans of both. Travelling from the traditional fishing...

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2017-10-06 Switzerland

The beauty of Lake Geneva, from the mountains to the shore

Situated on the Franco-Swiss border, Lake Geneva is a paradise hidden among the mountains. Spanning 580km2, its vast fish stocks excite local fishermen and delight restaurant...

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2017-09-29 France

All aboard the legendary train on France's Blue Coast

The little train on France's Blue Coast connects Miramas with the southern port city of Marseille, 60 kilometres to the southeast. With its incredible architecture and...

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2017-09-20 France

A stroll through the Corsican city of Calvi, jewel of the Mediterranean

On the French island of Corsica, the north-western city of Calvi is a jewel of the Mediterranean. It boasts a tradition of polyphonic music, plus of course sunshine, white sandy...

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2017-09-15 France

Seahorses and shellfish fascinate in France's Thau Lagoon

Ever since Roman times, one strip of sand has separated the Mediterranean Sea from France's Thau Lagoon. Spanning over 7,500 hectares, it’s the largest body of water in the...

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