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Hunting wood pigeons in the French Pyrenees

In the French Pyrenees, hunting wood pigeons is a centuries-old tradition. The aim is to capture the birds as they migrate south, using large nets. Every year in October, enthusiasts spend the entire month hunting the pigeons, a pastime that allows them to spend time with their friends. But it also requires a lot of patience.

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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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