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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 : 2017-02-24

Inlays and veneers: The art of French cabinetmaking

Cabinetmaking was invented in France during the reign of Louis XIV. It’s the art of inlaying: slicing precious wood into sheets, which are then carefully assembled and glued. FRANCE 24 takes you to Ouville-la-Rivière, near the northern French town of Dieppe, where Jean-Christophe Plantrou's cabinetmaking workshop is a treasure chest of craftsmanship. Inside, he works with every shape, size and colour of wood, using techniques that date back to the 17th century.

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2018-06-22 FRANCE 24

France's Pelagos sanctuary, a haven for whales and dolphins

It's a stretch of the Mediterranean, almost as big as Portugal, where humans and marine life co-exist underwater. The Pelagos sanctuary, off the southern coast of France, is...

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2018-06-18 FRANCE 24

France's Basque country, where singing is sacred

In France’s south-western Basque country, singing is sacred. In almost every household, respect for this tradition is passed down from generation to generation. The elders set...

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2018-06-08 FRANCE 24

Conquering France's Mont Ventoux

Standing over 1,900 metres tall, the Mont Ventoux looms large over France’s southern Provence region. From the local pastry chefs who name their cakes after it, to the monks who...

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2018-06-04 FRANCE 24

France's Loire Valley: Castles fit for a king

It's a majestic stretch of river that's home to the biggest concentration of castles in the world. It's hard not to be amazed by the Renaissance treasures of France's Loire...

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2018-05-25 FRANCE 24

Sugar and spice: The flavours of the French Caribbean

FRANCE 24 takes you to Guadeloupe in the French Caribbean to taste some local cuisine! At the market, Madame Excellent shows us exotic fruit. We then meet Clara at the harbour....

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