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Martinique: The Yole has the wind in its sails by Jean-Marie LIOT

Created several centuries ago, the Martinique yole is a testimony to the importance of traditional boats in the island's history. The yole is a light and fast boat, with a shallow draft and slender shape, which can be sailed with one or two sails. ...

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Egypt: Heading for the Nile by Ludovic MAISANT

Egypt has long fascinated us and rightly so. Let's set sail for this 96% desert country, with an unforgettable cruise that will take us up the Nile's meanders but also through time... 7 am, not far from Esna, south of Luxor, on the right bank of ...

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Mount Pelee: The Sulphurous Great Lady by Aurélien BRUSINI

The "Grande Dame du Nord" is the affectionate name given by the Martinicans to Mount Pelee, an active gray stratovolcano and the highest point of their island (1395 m) in the North. It is to it that we owe the denomination of "Pelean type" volcano, ...

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Tautavel: Two young archaeologists cut their teeth by Patrick AVENTURIER

Camille and Valentin, two young apprentice archaeologists, have discovered the oldest human fossil ever identified in France. This is a tooth that belonged to a pre-Neanderthal 550,000 years ago. Besides the age of Camille and Valentin, 16 and 20 ...

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Perched animals

Human beings have many lessons to learn from our animal friends when it comes to climbing. The bear will be able to confirm that to climb well, it is better to adopt the right technique and push on its legs rather than pull on its arms. On the other ...

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Favorites, September 2022

Stop on Images : a selection of the latest productions by Hemis photographers.

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Dams of the World: On the shoulders of giants

A round-the-world tour of dams that are an alternative and renewable source of energy, derived from the energy of large watersheds such as lakes or rivers. If some dams stand out for their exceptional dimensions or the sublime environment in which ...

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Benin's living dead by Eric LAFFORGUE

40% of the world's twins are born in Africa. Benin's Fon people have one of the highest occurrences at 1 in 20 births. The high rate of infant mortality and voodoo religion. But the high mortality rate has contributed to a special twin belief system ...

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La Routo: transhumance on foot in the Alps by Pierre WITT

It's first of all a state of mind, it's also keeping a tradition alive, finally it's economic...Patricia and Adrien, each breeder, pool their herd, 900 heads, to redo as each beginning of the mountain pasture season, transhumance on foot from the ...

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Mont-Blanc Massif: The energy of glaciers by Monica DALMASSO

Majestic, the Mont-Blanc massif is a common good for three countries. Its richness goes beyond these landscapes alone, where verticality reigns supreme, to the delight of mountain guides and mountaineers. 30,000 people tread these eternal snows ...

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Guadeloupe: Désirade and Petite-Terre, under the eye of the scientists by Aurélien BRUSINI

A lighthouse and a hut for scientific missions are the only signs of human presence on this part of the island of La Désirade, with 148 ha of land and 990 ha of protected areas in total. Petite Terre is made up of two resolutely wild islets: ...

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Guadeloupe: Marie Galante, the rum route by Aurélien BRUSINI

"The foot in the ground and the head in the mill": such is the destiny of these giant grasses that sway in the ocean breeze. Sugar cane, probably imported from New Guinea, has been part of the Caribbean's tropical décor since the 17th century. ...

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