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Latest update : 2017-11-13

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 remember today. Film director Jean-Christophe Laforge decided, with the help of the villagers of Busserole, to recreate the olden days and capture them on film. FRANCE 24 takes you on a journey back in time, at the crossroads of the French regions of Périgord, Limousin and Angoumois.

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2018-02-22 France

Winter in France's Burgundy vineyards

FRANCE 24 takes you to the village of Saint-Romain, in France’s eastern Burgundy region. Some 200 people live here, surrounded by acres of vineyards. During the colder months,...

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2018-02-16 France

The Élysée palace, France's presidential powerhouse

Amid the bustling streets of Paris sits one very important building: 55, rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, better known as the Élysée palace. It's been home to French presidents...

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2018-02-08 France

Breeding the best: Normandy's racehorses

FRANCE 24 takes you to meet two brothers-in-law from France's Normandy region who are passionate about all things equestrian. Paul and Josselin have been breeding racehorses for...

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2018-01-25 France

France's Jura mountains, a winter wonderland

FRANCE 24 takes you to discover the Haut Jura regional park in eastern France. The region is a paradise for skiers and winter sports fans. Animal lovers are not forgotten either,...

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2018-01-26 France

The Via Domitia, France's southern highway in Roman times

The Via Domitia is a 600-kilometre-long route running through the south of France, linking the Pyrenees to the Alps. This masterpiece of engineering was built by the Romans some...

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