Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

FOCUS

See you in court: Washington state sues Monsanto over chemical pollution

Read more

ENCORE!

Film show: 'Detroit', 'Kingsman 2', 'Beauty and the Dogs'

Read more

MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

Meeting Mohammad Alqadi, the Palestinian marathon man

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

Deep divisions on display as NAFTA renegotiation talks end

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

Wildlife Photographer awards highlight effects of poaching, plastic pollution

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

Four killed in Togo clashes after religious leader arrested

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

Over 300 killed in Somalia's worst ever terror attack

Read more

THE INTERVIEW

'Trump is the most powerful unifying force the Democrats could imagine'

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

'In Marie's name': Elle magazine takes a stand on domestic violence

Read more

YOU ARE HERE

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 : 2017-04-21

Backstage at the ballet: Paris's Opera Garnier

The Opera Garnier in Paris is a living monument to classical dance in France. For generations, ballet dancers have appeared on its stage, transfixing audiences. But the Opera's magic would be nothing without the army of workers backstage, who sew and embroider costumes, create headgear and dress the performers. FRANCE 24 takes you to meet them.

By FRANCE 24

Archives

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...

Read more

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...

Read more

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...

Read more

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...

Read more

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...

Read more