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Latest update : 2017-04-03

France's Auvergne: Spas, a volcano and mountain springs

The central French region of Auvergne is shaped by its waterways, with its history told by its famed thermal baths. In Saint Nectaire, a spa town with a glorious past. Meanwhile, at the summit of the Puy de Dôme volcano, scientists study the water as it arrives from the sky, in a specially constructed weather station. Water is also a source of delight for hikers, who discover mountain springs. FRANCE 24 takes you on a tour of this unforgettable region.

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2017-11-28 nature

Discovering The Marais Poitevin, France’s ‘Green Venice’

With 450km of waterways, the Marais Poitevin is a labyrinth of canals and a unique feature of the French landscape. Nicknamed ‘Green Venice’, the giant swampland is a natural...

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2017-11-22 France

France's Pas de Calais headlands: Where dramatic landscape beautifully marries nature’s untamed elements

Jutting out into the English Channel are two headlands looking out towards Great Britain. Cap Blanc Nez, meaning "Cape White Nose" lies to the north, its chalk cliffs standing...

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2017-11-16 France

France's Vézère Valley, a slice of prehistoric life

France's Vézère River winds its way for 200 km through the western Corrèze and Dordogne regions. Its banks are packed with nature and history. Man has learned to blend in with...

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2017-11-07 France

Recreating rural life in a 1950s French village

In the 1950s, the French countryside had its own traditions and way of life. Agriculture had yet to be automated and the harvest was an adventure that only older generations...

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2017-11-03 nature

The autumn colours of France's Sologne forest

In autumn, France's central Sologne region is a magnificent display of blazing gold and orange. The area covers 5,000 square kilometres of former marshland, dotted with...

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