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Maison Deyrolle in Paris: One of the world’s last remaining curiosity shops

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Maison Deyrolle in Paris is one of the last remaining curiosity shops in the world. Specialised in entomology and taxidermy, Maison Deyrolle has shot to world-wide fame, not the least thanks to its pedagogical charts which have been used in schools and universities in more than 120 countries to teach the natural sciences.

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2017-10-17 France

The pine cone line: A train ride through rural Provence

It's an almost-forgotten 100-year-old train line, which cuts through the dry landscapes of Provence and connects small stone villages with dramatic cliffs. The so-called Pine...

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2017-10-12 France

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...

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2017-10-06 Switzerland

The beauty of Lake Geneva, from the mountains to the shore

Situated on the Franco-Swiss border, Lake Geneva is a paradise hidden among the mountains. Spanning 580km2, its vast fish stocks excite local fishermen and delight restaurant...

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2017-09-29 France

All aboard the legendary train on France's Blue Coast

The little train on France's Blue Coast connects Miramas with the southern port city of Marseille, 60 kilometres to the southeast. With its incredible architecture and...

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2017-09-20 France

A stroll through the Corsican city of Calvi, jewel of the Mediterranean

On the French island of Corsica, the north-western city of Calvi is a jewel of the Mediterranean. It boasts a tradition of polyphonic music, plus of course sunshine, white sandy...

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