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Latest update : 2017-04-15

The Jura region’s treasured ‘Salt Road’

For almost a millennium, it was called the “white gold” for its ability to conserve food. Salt is a treasure of the Jura region in eastern France. In the town of Salins-les-Bains, salt factories are held in the same esteem as cathedrals. Today, Jurassien salt is used to melt ice on wintery roads as well as to make caramel in the little town of Morteau.

Just across the border, in Switzerland, Yverdon-les-Bains is a spa resort that thrives on its salty heritage, allowing locals and visitors to benefit from waters that are rich in sulphur, fluorine and magnesium.

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2017-12-12 France

France's Cathar region: Relics of the Middle Ages in the Pyrenees

In the Middle Ages, Catharism - a Christian sect accused of heresy – thrived in the heart of the French Pyrenees. Its indelible imprint can still be seen today: perched on a rock...

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2017-11-28 nature

Discovering The Marais Poitevin, France’s ‘Green Venice’

With 450km of waterways, the Marais Poitevin is a labyrinth of canals and a unique feature of the French landscape. Nicknamed ‘Green Venice’, the giant swampland is a natural...

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2017-11-22 France

France's Pas de Calais headlands: Where dramatic landscape beautifully marries nature’s untamed elements

Jutting out into the English Channel are two headlands looking out towards Great Britain. Cap Blanc Nez, meaning "Cape White Nose" lies to the north, its chalk cliffs standing...

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2017-11-16 France

France's Vézère Valley, a slice of prehistoric life

France's Vézère River winds its way for 200 km through the western Corrèze and Dordogne regions. Its banks are packed with nature and history. Man has learned to blend in with...

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2017-11-07 France

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...

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