only heroism and fidelity ...), the commemoration of the Bravad
perpetuates each spring in the streets of the city!
Three days of devotion according to an immutable rite
for more than 450 years.
In the 16th century,
the pirates roamed the coast ...
and it became necessary to have a warlord!
In 1558, the Council of the Community
decided to appoint a leader, a "CAPTAIN OF TOWN",
in charge of recruiting and ordering
the men necessary for the defense of the City.
Their powers confirmed by all the Kings of France.
these CAPTAINS and their militias opposed each other,
for more than a century, to the many external attacks to ensure security.
But if, since, they stopped using
of their weapons to defend their city,
the Tropezians always kept them
to honor their Patron Saint.
Since that date, every Easter Monday,
the Municipal Council proceeds to the election
of CAPTAIN OF TOWN.
And every year, in mid-May, guided by their Captain de Ville, they celebrate the "BRAVADE".
with the costumes and weapons of yesteryear!
Communion of an entire population
the feast of "BRAVADE" has continued to this day.
The next BRAVADE will be held May 16, 17 and 18th
LEONARD DE VINCI
2019 ... 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci's death
Several centuries later, at the Clos Lucé castle in Amboise,
his rediscover his incredible inventions:
flying machines, diving suits, giant crossbows,
or else machines prefiguring the industrial revolution ...
So many creations that reveal the genius of a visionary artist.
UBAYE VALLEY IN WINTER
HAUTE-MAURIENNE : FRESH AIR & TRADITIONS...
SOULAGES MUSEUM IN RODEZ (Aveyron)
THE FRENCH ACADEMY
BORDELAIS WINERIES MODERN'S DESIGN
SORT OF SUBMARINE USED BY CAPTAIN NEMO,
THE FIRST WINERY OF THE CHÂTEAU CARMES HAUT-BRION
(DESIGNED BY PHILIPPE STARCK)
SPARKLE IN THE HEART OF THE VINEYARD.
THE OPPORTUNITY TO DISCOVER THESE VESSELS
MADE OF GLASS, CONCRETE STONE OR STEEL,
OTHER WINERIES MADE BY ARCHITECTS FROM THE BORDELAIS,
ATTRACTION FOR THE EXPERT AUDIENCE.
THE WINE TOURISM, KEEPS GETTING MORE AND MORE EXIGEANT !
GARDIANS OF CAMARGUE
It is a wild land swept by the mistral,
grid of pastures, ponds
and swamps who faint in the sea.
Here, the look is on the bulls
and these white horses the "camargues" ... in freedom.
In this rough delta, meet with the gardians of Manades,
these men, who exploit, but also protect the swamps!
THE SECRET LIFE... OF CHRISTMAS TREES
Intended to shine in households,
these little trees are the essence of the Christmas spirit.
Raised in tree nurseries, firs are "domesticated" nowadays
and enjoy being in crop fields.
Follow us in the Robin nurseries, fir expert
in the CHAMPSAUR valley,
in the Alps mountains