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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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2018-06-22 FRANCE 24

France's Pelagos sanctuary, a haven for whales and dolphins

It's a stretch of the Mediterranean, almost as big as Portugal, where humans and marine life co-exist underwater. The Pelagos sanctuary, off the southern coast of France, is...

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2018-06-18 FRANCE 24

France's Basque country, where singing is sacred

In France’s south-western Basque country, singing is sacred. In almost every household, respect for this tradition is passed down from generation to generation. The elders set...

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2018-06-08 FRANCE 24

Conquering France's Mont Ventoux

Standing over 1,900 metres tall, the Mont Ventoux looms large over France’s southern Provence region. From the local pastry chefs who name their cakes after it, to the monks who...

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2018-06-04 FRANCE 24

France's Loire Valley: Castles fit for a king

It's a majestic stretch of river that's home to the biggest concentration of castles in the world. It's hard not to be amazed by the Renaissance treasures of France's Loire...

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2018-05-25 FRANCE 24

Sugar and spice: The flavours of the French Caribbean

FRANCE 24 takes you to Guadeloupe in the French Caribbean to taste some local cuisine! At the market, Madame Excellent shows us exotic fruit. We then meet Clara at the harbour....

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