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Water jousting in southern France

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In Sète, the famous lanced competition takes place on a wooden boat, with a platform that extends 3m above the water and a 2.8m lance as a weapon.
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Mini guide to Marseille

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Separated from Provence and the rest of France by a mountain range, the city’s Greek, Roman and north African history is still close to the surface.
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Europe for science lovers

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The continent’s rich history of scientific discovery and wondrous natural sights are sure to inspire all kinds of brainiacs, from physics buffs to fossil hunters.
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Mini guide to Paris's Left Bank, France

The left bank is the centre of Paris's bohemian culture, art scene, and chic shops.
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France and Spain’s centuries-old celebration of peace

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In 1375, villagers of the Franco-Spanish borderlands along the Pyrenees mountains settled their differences with a treaty and magnanimous feast. That pact is still celebrated today
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Rural life in the Pyrenees foothills

In the shadow of the Pyrenees mountains, the pastoral borderlands where France meets Spain are home to farming, modesty and one really old party.


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