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Latest update : 2017-12-29

The island of Saint Helena, a top destination for Napoleon buffs

It's an island so remote that it takes a five-day boat ride from South Africa's Cape Town just to get there. But the voyage to Saint Helena is definitely worth it. This largely unspoilt British territory is home to barely 4,000 people. While some have never lived anywhere else, others come here to work for just a year or two. Once home to Napoleon Bonaparte, Saint Helena is also a favourite destination for tourists wishing to discover history. FRANCE 24 takes you to check it out.

>> On France.com: On Saint Helena, Emperor Napoleon is still waiting for his fans

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2018-01-18 France

The bookworms of France's National Library

France's National Library in Paris is a haven for both readers and researchers, who silently flick through its 14 million books. FRANCE 24 takes you behind the scenes to meet the...

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2018-01-10 France

The breathtaking Blue Line of France's Vosges mountains

We head to eastern France to discover the "blue line" of the Vosges mountains, running along the pre-1918 Franco-German border. It was named by the 19th century statesman Jules...

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2017-12-29 France

The spiritual side of Bourgogne and its wine

We head to Bourgogne, where we travel along the region’s so-called abbey road. For centuries, the Cîteaux and Cluny abbeys acted as centres for Christianity. The abbeys’ monks...

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2017-12-19 Italy

The Pointe Helbronner cable car: A bird's-eye view of the Alps

At the heart of the Italian Alps, flanked by Mont Blanc, the Skyway Monte Bianco has become the pride and joy of locals. Launched two years ago, this innovative cable car can...

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