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Latest update : 2017-11-13

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 remember today. Film director Jean-Christophe Laforge decided, with the help of the villagers of Busserole, to recreate the olden days and capture them on film. FRANCE 24 takes you on a journey back in time, at the crossroads of the French regions of Périgord, Limousin and Angoumois.

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2018-09-14 You are here

From Biscarrosse to Biarritz: A journey along France's Atlantic coast

FRANCE 24 takes you on a journey along France's southern Atlantic coast, from Biscarrosse to Biarritz. We travel along 140 kilometres of forest, sand dunes and beaches to meet...

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2018-09-07 You are here

The Gulf of Bonifacio: Corsica's island paradise

France's largest nature reserve is located in southern Corsica. The Bouches de Bonifacio reserve is home to a wide variety of Mediterranean marine life and has to be protected...

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2018-08-31 You are here

The locks and barges of France's Canal du Midi

Built in the 17th century and located in southern France, the Canal du Midi is one of Europe's oldest canals still in operation and a UNESCO World Heritage site. For a long time,...

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2018-06-22 You are here

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 You are here

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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