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The legendary Swallow Line train in France's Jura region

France's eastern Jura region is a land of mountains and valleys. With its tall trees and winding roads, it bears a striking resemblance to Canada. Yet this region is full of history, notably for being the home of legendary microbiologist Louis Pasteur. To get around this rugged terrain, there is a special train, chugging along what's known as the "Swallow Line". It covers 120 km, taking in 36 tunnels and 21 viaducts and offering spectacular views along the way. FRANCE 24 takes you to see 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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