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Suspected chemical attack in Syria: Gunfire delays deployment of inspectors

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Life on the canals of northern France

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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 : 2017-10-13

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 port of Saint Jean de Luz over to busy Biarritz - whose fishing heritage can still be seen in its old fishermen's cottages - we come across one of the holy grails in the surfing world: the Parlementia Wave near Guéthary, which attracts thrill seekers from around the globe. FRANCE 24 takes you to discover it.

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2018-04-19 France

Life on the canals of northern France

Freedom, fresh air, beautiful scenery by the canal... More than just a job, working on a barge is a way of life. On the canals between Dunkirk and the Belgian border, Gino and...

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2018-04-12 France

The beautiful baroque churches of France's Savoie region

Nearly 100 baroque churches can be found in the villages of France's eastern Savoie region. During the 17th century, Baroque art went hand in hand with the renewal of the...

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2018-04-05 France

From caves to mountains: France's stunning Vercors nature reserve

Located between the Alps and the Rhone Valley, France's Vercors mountain range is recognisable by its thick lawyer of limestone. Underground, some 3,500 caves are spread...

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2018-03-30 France

The treasures of France's Gironde estuary

The entrance to France's Gironde estuary, on the Atlantic coast, makes you feel as though you've arrived at the world's end. For 400 years, the giant stone-structured Cordouan...

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2018-03-22 France

Discovering France's Mediterranean shipwrecks

FRANCE 24 takes you to the French Mediterranean for a voyage with a difference: an underwater cruise. Many shipwrecks can be found on the seabed, from Corsica to the French...

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