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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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2017-10-12 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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2017-09-15 France

Seahorses and shellfish fascinate in France's Thau Lagoon

Ever since Roman times, one strip of sand has separated the Mediterranean Sea from France's Thau Lagoon. Spanning over 7,500 hectares, it’s the largest body of water in the...

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