Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

FOCUS

Left-wing activism on the rise in the United States

Read more

TALKING EUROPE

'Huge failure' on refugee crisis is 'existential problem for EU'

Read more

TALKING EUROPE

Divisions over migration policy: What should the EU do?

Read more

YOU ARE HERE

A trip through France's breathtaking Auvergne region

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

When Modi met Trump: Budding romance or one-night stand?

Read more

THE INTERVIEW

How to counter Islamic State group propaganda?

Read more

THE OBSERVERS

Coal power plant in Senegal worries residents; and the Venezuelan TV show... in a bus

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

Italian government bails out two regional banks

Read more

FASHION

Behind the scenes at Dior’s star-studded desert show

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 : 2017-05-19

The French game of pétanque, an institution in Provence

In the southern French region of Provence, pétanque is an institution – and nowhere more so than in Marseille. In the shadow of the city's basilica, the game is taught and loved from an early age. Played with family or friends, from Marseille to Cassis, it’s a convivial sport and a common sight around the region. FRANCE 24 takes you to discover the game of pétanque.

By FRANCE 24

COMMENT(S)

Archives

2017-06-24 France

A trip through France's breathtaking Auvergne region

France's central Auvergne region boasts some of the best preserved landscapes in the country. The area is rich in volcanoes and home to the gentian – a pretty blue flower that...

Read more

2017-06-16 France

Discovering Corsica's legendary mountain trail

Imagine a mountain rising up near the sea, with peaks of over 2,700 metres. Bathed in Mediterranean sunshine, the GR20 is a hiking route winding 177 kilometres through the French...

Read more

2017-05-09 Louvre

Behind the scenes at Paris's Louvre Museum

FRANCE 24 takes you behind the scenes of the Louvre in Paris, the largest and most mythic of all art museums. Some 38,000 works of art are displayed to the public, but the...

Read more

2017-05-24 tourism

The Marais: One of Paris's oldest, chicest districts

A special district in the heart of Paris, the Marais is an unmissable district for visiters to the capital. The area has long been a beacon for immigrants and famous for its...

Read more

2017-05-25 France

Baccarat, the crystal capital of France

Crystalmaking has been a tradition in France's north-eastern Lorraine region for centuries. In the village of Baccarat, fine crystalware is handmade by award-winning craftsmen....

Read more