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ANIMAL / 43 races of cows, a last minute rescue of a French heritage

Of the 20 million cows in France, 85% belong to only 5 races: Prim’Holstein, Charolaise, Normande, Montbéliarde and Limousine. But they are far from being the only ones to populate the countryside: many are those that represent regional races, well established on their lands since a long time ago.
Feature : Bruno Compagnon

ANIMAL / Ferocious dogs, outlaw hounds

Since ten years ago, fifteen or so children and senior citizens have been killed and hundreds others injured by dangerous animals. Their names? Rottweiler, Pit bull, Boerbull, Mastiff…

Text :Hervé Jouanneau - Photos : Stéphane Gautier

ANIMAL / The new pets, a zoo under surveillance

The urban jungle is sometimes aptly named: serpents, spiders, carnivorous lizards and monkeys have replaced good old Rover in the heart of many French people. These new style pets, often of exotic origin, sometimes break out and can prove to be dangerous for those they find in their path.
Text : Hugues Demeude - Photos : P. Forget / S. Gautier

AUBRAC / Transhumance, en route to the summer pastures

Since ancient times, with the arrival of summer, farmers move their herd to the mountain pastures. Today, the tradition continues and the transhumance has even become a popular fête.

Texte : Patrick Forget - Photos : B. Compagnon, P. Forget

AUSTRALIA / Koala, an emblem in danger

If the koala is a touching little ball of fur, its way of life and its habitat have been harmed by runaway urbanization. Today, only the relentless mobilization by volunteers can save them from a tragic destiny.

Feature : Olivier Roux

AUTRICHE / Vienna, seductive in its contradictions

Expressive and underground. Historic and fashionable. Vienna likes to contradict itself and takes us into its paradox. The city of the Habsburgs exposes its ancient prestige. Superb avenues, imposing palaces, spectacular architecture…

Text : Yoanna Sultan - Photos : Stéphane Gautier

BASQUE COUNTRY / The art of living, a way of life

Across from the pretty little town hall in Guéthary, the players dressed in white play the traditional Basque pelota. For the Basque Country has a strength: its culture is rich enough that outside influences have not altered it.

Text : Yoanna Sultan - Photos : Stéphane Gautier

BELGIUM / Brussels, a comic strip setting

Going beyond the Manneken-Pis and the European Parliament, Brussels is full of riches! Discover the capital of Europe while meandering from the Grand Place to the little streets straight out of Hergé’s imaginative world...

Text : Yoanna Sultan - Photos : Stéphane Gautier

BIARRITZ / A trendy weekend with the girls

Want to be seen, flirt a bit, bask in the sun, chat away, shop ‘til you drop? All with your inseparable group of friends? Get yourself to Biarritz! But watch out, the programme risks being busy.

Text : Yoanna Sultan - Photos : Stéphane Gautier

BIARRITZ / The imperial city

Who would believe that Biarritz the Fashionable was just four centuries ago a simple little port, from where the sailors left to hunt whales in the Bay of Biscay.
If the city offers you many facets, only one star guides its history: the ocean.

Text : Yoanna Sultan - Photos : Stéphane Gautier