France : 22 reports

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Recently excavated Pre-Incan treasures

Finely chiselled gold jewellery and puma-shaped, stirrup-spout earthenware bottles – the recent discoveries of the Moche culture unearthed at the Trujillo archaeological site and in the tomb at Lambayaque bear witness to the expert craft skills of the early Andean cities along the northern coast of Peru.
Archaeological Museum of Trujillo
Archaeological Museum of Trujillo
Trujillo
1:30
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Paris : the Swan Isle (l’île aux Cygnes)

L’Île aux Cygnes – Swan Isle – is Paris’s third largest island after the Île de la Cité and the Île St. Louis. Known for its Statue of Liberty, it is a refuge of quietude and nature set in the bosom of a quarter distinguished by its contemporary architecture.
House of Radio-France
House of Radio-France
Paris
0:15
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The 37 bridges of Paris

Unlike many other great world capitals whose rivers flow apart from the modern centre, the River Seine has always had pride of place in Paris. Indeed, the Seine’s Île de la Cité is still today one of the city’s geographical and institutional hubs. It’s no wonder, then, that Paris has so m...
Île de la Cité Île de la Cité
Île de la Cité
Paris
2:00
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André-Citroën Park: a garden designed for Parisians

Although most well-known for its iconic tethered helium balloon that indicates the quality of Parisian air, André-Citroën Park is also well worth discovering for its daring juxtaposition of open spaces dotted with romantic gardens that invite the visitor to stroll around and admire this modern-day version of a French-style garden.
Parc André-Citroën Parc André-Citroën
Parc André-Citroën
Paris
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France: Cassoulet, a specialty originally from Languedoc

Cassoulet owes its name to the cassole in which it is served. Alain Chabrier makes his cassoulet with carrots, lamb and lashings of generosity.
Place du Capitole Place du Capitole
Place du Capitole
Toulouse
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France: Avoriaz, 50 years on and still in the vanguard!

Inaugurated in 1966, this futuristic resort still remains a model of town planning and conviviality. Its aficionados, skiers, tourists seeking peace and quiet or nostalgic for the seventies, nurse an unfailing loyalty to it...
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Megève, a ski resort rich in sensations

Since its beginnings, this chic resort in the French Alps has constantly reinvented itself. Offering a varied array of pleasures, Megève is a unique experience.
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Élysée Palace

During the European Heritage Days, in September, you can explore the Élysée Palace, stronghold of the French president and one of the Heritage Days’ five most-visited sites.
Palais de l'Élysée Palais de l'Élysée
Palais de l'Élysée
Paris
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Riquewihr, jewel of Alsace’s vineyards

With the exception of its neighbours from Lorraine in 1635, Riquewihr has withstood invasions from all quarters; times have however changed and the town now welcomes some two million tourists who take the town by storm every year.
Hansi House Hansi House
Hansi House
Riquewihr
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An excursion to the Château du Haut-Koenigsbourg

Watching it appear through the morning mists is a magical experience. This 270-metre long fortress roosting nearly 800 metres high is neither a mirage nor a ‘Grande Illusion’, in reference to the name of the film that Jean Renoir shot here in 1937. The rocky promontory upon which the castl...
Château du Haut-Koenigsbourg Château du Haut-Koenigsbourg
Château du Haut-Koenigsbourg
Orschwiller
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