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France: Roubaix, Cht'ti and Arty ! by Ludovic MAISANT

Half of the 100,000 inhabitants are under 30 years old and in Roubaix it shows! A playground for artists, this former textile capital has been able to take advantage of a new energy to transform the buildings of the fallen mills into places of art ...

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France: Montmorency Forest, a disease that is causing a stir by Bertrand GARDEL

Ink disease, so named because of the blackish spots that appear as a result of tree necrosis, decimates chestnut trees per hectare. In a disrupted climatic context made up of heat waves and floods, the pathogenic microorganism, Phytophthora ...

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France: the White Gold by Patrick AVENTURIER

The culture of salt goes back to Antiquity. In Aigues-Mortes, Julius Caesar was the first to organize the production of sea salt on a large scale. Then, throughout the centuries, monarchs and clerics shared the benefits of this exploitation. In ...

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France: Sète, the happy youth of Brassens by Jean-Pierre DEGAS

A monument of French song, Georges Brassens was born in Sète, in the Hérault, 100 years ago. From the house where he was born, to the Lycée Paul Valéry, from the Mont Saint-Clair to the Pointe Courte, from the Cimetière Marin to the Bois de mon ...

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India: In the name of the rose by Tuul et Bruno MORANDI

In the north-east of India, the small town of Kannauj is known as the Indian capital of perfume, where atars, botanical perfumes based on sandalwood oil, are produced from the distillation of Rosa Damascena rose, vetiver or jasmine. From Delhi to ...

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Corsica: Grand Hotel Cala Rossa by Camille MOIRENC

For those who dream of exclusive hotels and turquoise lagoons in the Seychelles, the Maldives or the Marquesas, there is something better and less far away: the Grand Hôtel de Cala Rossa in Corsica! A confidential address, in the heart of a bay with ...

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France: Nice becomes a Unesco World Heritage Site

Nice has been classified on July 27, 2021 as a Unesco World Heritage Site for its architectural, landscape and urban heritage shaped by 200 years of cosmopolitan history from the late eighteenth century. The classified area includes the Promenade ...

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France: Vichy listed as a Unesco World Heritage Site by Bertrand RIEGER

The thermal city becomes the second site in Auvergne to join the highly prized list of Unesco World Heritage Sites. Vichy and its thermal heritage is listed as a Unesco World Heritage Site. Diplomats have recognized the impact of the thermal ...

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France: The Cordouan lighthouse classified as a Unesco World Heritage Site by Patrice HAUSER

It is called "the lighthouse of kings and the king of lighthouses". Cordoba is the oldest of the French lighthouses. Commissioned by Henri III from the architect Louis de Foix and completed 25 years later in 1611 under the reign of Louis XIII, it is ...

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Favorites, August 2021

Arrêt sur images : une sélection des dernières productions des photographes d'Hemis.

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Quebec : Flight to adventure by Philippe RENAULT

Located in the Mauricie, along the Saint-Maurice River, Hydravion Aventure, led by Alain Priem, a former pilot of the French Air Force, offers custom seaplane tours, from the simple air baptism to the great boreal adventure. "The seaplane is the ...

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Japan: The tea empire

If tradition and modernity merge in Japanese society, tea is the very essence of Japanese culture, which has certainly taken on many elements of Chinese tea culture but has added its own. The tea ceremony, its masters, its houses, its schools, its ...

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