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Latest update : 2017-05-01

The miniature fishing boats of southern France

Bobbing in the southern French port of Sanary-sur-Mer are a colourful collection of little fishing boats known as "sharp boats". Over in Marseille, they’re known as "barquettes". However you choose to call them, they're a nod to the heritage of the region. Plenty of local enthusiasts undertake a labour of love to restore them, using ancient techniques to preserve these beautiful vessels.

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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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2017-10-17 Catalonia

France's majestic Catalan coast, from the mountains to the seafront

At the very east of the Pyrenees lies the Catalan coast, a shoreline shared by both France and Spain. It's one of the most majestic of all the Mediterranean coastlines. Dominated...

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2017-10-17 France

The pine cone line: A train ride through rural Provence

It's an almost-forgotten 100-year-old train line, which cuts through the dry landscapes of Provence and connects small stone villages with dramatic cliffs. The so-called Pine...

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