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Latest update : 2017-01-04

France’s Pastry King: Pierre Hermé reveals chocolate's secrets

© Bertrand Guay, AFP | Pastries made by French pastry chef Pierre Hermé on display in Paris on September 5, 2013

A star ingredient in the world of baking, chocolate is also the most difficult raw material to master. It takes years of experience to learn all its secrets. The French pastry king Pierre Hermé lets us inside his chocolate factory and reveals the secrets to his mouth-watering creation.

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2017-05-24 tourism

The Marais district, the beating heart of Paris

An emblematic district in the heart of Paris, the Marais is an unmissable part of the capital. The area has long been a beacon for immigrants and famous for its liberal attitude;...

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2017-05-18 heritage

The French game of pétanque, an institution in Provence

In the southern French region of Provence, pétanque is an institution – and nowhere more so than in Marseille. In the shadow of the city's basilica, the game is taught and loved...

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2017-05-09 Louvre

A stroll through Paris, from the Louvre to La Défense

Paris has no shortage of famous routes. But one of the best-known thoroughfares is that which links the central Louvre Museum to La Défense, west of the city. Popular with...

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2017-05-04 heritage

France's Revol factory: Where making porcelain is a family affair

Situated in France's south-eastern Drôme region, the Revol family business was founded in 1768. To this day, it specialises in producing the finest tableware, with its porcelain...

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2017-04-27 France

The miniature fishing boats of southern France

Bobbing in the southern French port of Sanary-sur-Mer are a colourful collection of little fishing boats known as "sharp boats". Over in Marseille, they’re known as "barquettes"....

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