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The GUIP boatbuilders: For the love of wood

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For thirty years, the GUIP workshop has been building and restoring wooden boats: trawlers, pleasure boats and ships classed as historic monuments. The workshop in Brest employs a dozen craftsmen. After modest beginnings, their eye for detail has made them some of the most respected boat restorers in Europe.

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2017-12-15 France

The legendary Swallow Line train in France's Jura region

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2017-12-12 France

France's Cathar region: Relics of the Middle Ages in the Pyrenees

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2017-11-22 France

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