Native American heritage: objects removed and display cases covered up in American museums

Depuis le 6 décembre 2023, une réforme de la législation fédérale sur la protection du patrimoine amérindien, oblige les...

Kept in Denmark since 1689, a Tupinambá cloak will be returned to Brazil

The precious ceremonial ornament, woven from natural fibres and covered with thousands of red ibis feathers, will be leaving the museum...

Buto : dance as an initiatory journey

Le But? is a contemporary dance form founded in the 1960s by the Japanese dancers Tatsumi Hijikata (1928-1986) and...

Responsible tourism: "Replace price with spirit".

Jean-Pierre Nadir, Founder of FairMoove, an online travel agency that reconciles travel, ecology and sustainable tourism, spoke at the...

Seville, the beautiful Andalusia

Situated in the south of Spain, crossed by the Guadalquivir, the ancient oued el Kebir of the Moors, which the navigator...
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Native American heritage: objects removed and display cases covered up in American museums
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Kept in Denmark since 1689, a Tupinambá cloak will be returned to Brazil
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Buto : dance as an initiatory journey
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Responsible tourism: "Replace price with spirit".
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Seville, the beautiful Andalusia
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Buto : dance as an initiatory journeyFeatured

Buto is a contemporary dance form founded in the 1960s by the Japanese dancers Tatsumi Hijikata (1928-1986) and Kazuo Ono (1906-2010). Hijikata created a form of expression that was transcultural, transgressive and revolutionary, rejecting institutionalised artistic styles but sometimes making reference to...

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Afrique, Madagascar

Madagascar: Famadihana's ritualFeatured

Famadihana, or turning of the bones, is a funeral custom found in the highlands of Madagascar. It is an important part of ancestor worship. Depending on the family and how much money they have, the dead may be turned over several times after burial. In theory, the turning takes place every seven years, unless in the meantime a deceased person visits a relative in a dream to ask him or her to look after him or her.

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Corée du Sud

South Korea - The simmanisFeatured

It was in the Sôrak mountains in South Korea that we met Park Dong Jun, a member of the Simmani brotherhood of wild ginseng seekers. Photographer Pierre Bessard had the privilege of following him on his quest for this now extremely rare root. A plant so sacred and precious that only the "chosen" of Sansin (or Sanshin), the mountain spirit, can find her after dreamlike visions and ritual purification.

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Exposition

Yves Klein intimateFeatured

The Hôtel de Caumont in Aix-en-Provence is presenting some sixty works by the great artist from Nice from an unprecedented angle: that of the intimate. Internationally renowned for his monochrome paintings and his famous IKB (International Klein Blue) pigment, which he patented in 1960...

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Livre

The Lord of KathmanduFeatured

Part memoir, part historical novel, this is the life of an extravagant Nepalese king, a contemporary of Louis XIV. An extraordinary monarch, poet, magician, warrior, great builder and seducer, his life is a veritable Himalayan epic in which Éric Chazot, the...

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Asie, Corée du Sud

South Korea - The sleepwalkers of the beyondFeatured

A megalopolis of almost 13 million inhabitants, a "high-tech" octopus of concrete and steel entangled in a tangle of motorways on piles, Seoul appears at first sight to be an ultra-modern city. But this cloak of neon lights and giant screens conceals an age-old culture that is still very much alive among the Koreans: shamanism. Meet these servants of the "formless".

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Europe, France

Versailles: ephemeral winter gardensFeatured

It is rare to see the gardens of the Château de Versailles in the snow. The stone and marble statues are wrapped in a green sheet, the foliage bends under the weight of the snowflakes and the topiaries are covered in white. Take a stroll through this setting so beloved of the Sun King, which has established itself as a masterpiece of 17th-century French art.

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Amérique, Cuba

Cuba - SnapshotsFeatured

Cuba is multiple, complex, mixed, heterogeneous and this reality is visible everywhere. In the streets, in the music, in the cults, in the culture, in the derelict buildings. A journey between beautiful American cars and horse-drawn carriages, between poetry and bitter beauty.

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Tanzanie

Zanzibar - Baraza Resort & SpaFeatured

It is along the south-east coast of the island of Zanzibar, bordering one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, that the Raguz family has planted its chain of intimate and discreet hotels, 'The Zanzibar Collection'. Facing the coral reef, the Baraza is one of those unspoilt retreats where the blue of the sky and sea are the only limits to our dreams.

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Considered to be one of Brittany's most beautiful beaches, the dune belt at Treac'h ar Goured stretches in an arc over 2km long, to the east of the island of Houat.
France

France - Island of HouatFeatured

"From the sea we live" is the motto of this island, 4 km long and 1.5 km wide, located off the Gulf of Morbihan. A paradise for sailors, fishermen and nature lovers, Houat is the perfect place to discover its exceptional flora and fauna, go cycling or follow the coastal paths.

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Livre

The Tea Book

Like calligraphy or ikebana, sad? (the Way of Tea) is a traditional art, influenced by Taoism and Zen Buddhism, in which powdered green tea, or matcha, is prepared in a very traditional way....

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