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9 Jul
A testament to its history, France is sprinkled with beautiful villages and towns. To stand out, attract tourists or even new residents, many have turned to a variety of certificates, labels and competitions to boost their visibility. We've followed an inspector for the non-profit ‘Most Beautiful Villages of France’ who looked at the town of Bergheim to see if it’s worthy of obtaining this certification. We also met Christophe Alaux, a marketing professor, to understand the role of these labels.
2 Mar
Located on the border with Switzerland, France's Jura region is a wild open land, a paradise for cross-country skiers and snowshoers. Only a few hardy souls come to attempt the Grande Traversée, a hiking-skiing route more than 100 kilometres long.
20 Feb
With its 2,500 castles, the Loire Valley is the cradle of the French Renaissance. But this priceless heritage requires constant maintenance. With state-of the-art technology, as well as historical research and know-how, French artists and craftspeople are innovating to return these gems of the past to their original state. We take a closer look.
19 Dec 2021
Nigerian Designer and Entrepreneur, Tosan Ideh replicates artefacts like Nigeria's famous Benin Bronzes onto fashion accessories that he hopes will promote the country's cultural heritage as well as turn profits.
11 Nov 2021
France is returning artworks acquired in colonial times to Benin. Germany is also open to restitutions. How are other European countries addressing the issue?
6 Nov 2021
Nigerians welcomed the return of a bronze sculpture from Cambridge University College on Wednesday (October 27) that was looted by British troops in 1897, setting a precedent that could pressure other institutions to return stolen artefacts to Africa. "We should be celebrating this, it should not be kept silent. This is part of our cultural heritage, we now have it," said Pius Reis, CEO of Black Innovations Africa.
3 Oct 2021
For a century, the French town of Saint-Amand-Montrond, in the central Cher department, was the capital of gold. As France's third-biggest centre for manufacturing gold jewellery after Paris and Lyon, the town of 10,000 inhabitants was best known for its hollow-link gold chains. Today, few goldsmiths remain but the local vocational school is busy training up the next generation of jewellers. FRANCE 24 takes you to discover it.
19 Jun 2021
The Nazis destroyed a unique German-Jewish cultural heritage. Historian Julius H. Schoeps discusses different projects aiming to commemorate forgotten personalities.
5 Apr 2021
Her traditional hand and face markings a sign of her Inuit pride, Seqininnguaq Lynge Poulsen is part of a new generation of Greenland youths seeking a new cultural identity, with an eye on independence one day.
26 Feb 2021
On The Process this week, Matthias Aragbada talks about how he uses animation to teach culture.
29 Sep 2020
When was the last time you set foot in a theatre, a museum or on a heritage site? The answer will probably be a pretty long time ago, with coronavirus keeping many of those cherished places shut or on limited capacity opening. The recent European Heritage Days have given us a reminder of how this continent prides itself on this rich heritage, but a report by heritage organisation Europa Nostra indicates that jobs, institutions and even landscapes could be at risk of disappearing if the culture sector does not get more help. We discuss this with our panel of MEPs.
11 Mar 2020
Anthony Joshua brags about his Nigerian heritage while speaking at Commonwealth Day service

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