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The French art of making luxury saddles

The Haute Vienne region, in central France, is home to a centuries-old tradition: leather production. But it’s a dying skill, and only one tannery still operates here today. With Nathalie Gal in charge, the tannery provides leather for the most prestigious saddlers, such as Emmanuel and Isabelle Huguet. FRANCE 24 takes you to meet them.

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2017-12-15 France

The legendary Swallow Line train in France's Jura region

France's eastern Jura region is a land of mountains and valleys. With its tall trees and winding roads, it bears a striking resemblance to Canada. Yet this region is full of...

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2017-12-12 France

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

In the Middle Ages, Catharism - a Christian sect accused of heresy – thrived in the heart of the French Pyrenees. Its indelible imprint can still be seen today: perched on a rock...

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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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