Activities and Leisure

Photo essays/Activities and Leisure

51 childs folders

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Play with nature

The games of yesteryear still appeal to children today. Manon and Noémie make boats with elements of nature, light a fire and invent a kitchen and practice ricochets!

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Dead trees come back to life ...

Long disregarded dead trees, whether in the forest or in the city, have become places of expression of the human soul all over the world. Stumps or damaged trunks are entrusted to sculptors to give free rein to their imagination, whether in the forests of Loiret, in the Alps or in the streets of Rome or Marrakech.
In some cities, the trees that have marked local history are transformed into places of memory of peasant life or slavery, while some simply find a second life by becoming a statue in a public garden.
Foresters have known for a long time that dead trees nourish the forest as they decompose, they now also nourish the memory and the spirit of the men who contemplate them, before returning naturally to the soil of the forest from which they came after a few decades, eaten up by the great cycle of life.

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Travel full steam ahead

Two locomotives, the 241P17 and the 141R840 amaze the French countryside with their volutes of steam. The first is a grandmother who is around 1.8 million kilometers and still connects Le Creusot to Aix-les-Bains for post-war trips. The second is American, built to reconstitute the railway fleet after the Second World War, it surprises travelers when it arrives at the Parisian Austerlitz station.

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Giant horse of the Gallerands

A one-and-a-half-year project that brought together more than 300 people. Six months of preparation, six months of construction and six months of drying. More than 1300 kg of clay, with a height of 2.50 m. The construction of the kiln took place over eight days with a wooden frame, in the shape of a teepee, and 31 layers of newspaper and poster with slip (300 kg). Firing at noon on Saturday, the top of the oven began to drop midnight green, revealing the horse's head. At a temperature of nearly 900 °. It was still very hot on Monday ...

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Philippe Duhamel, écrivain

Philippe Duhamel is an "immigrant" of the North, it is on the benches of the high school of Amiens, the city of Jules Verne, in the shadow of the Cathedral, that he learns the first rudiments of the literature. The transition to retirement finally gives him the time needed to cultivate his garden and release his old desire to write. Close to nature, the water of the Dordogne river, Philippe Duhamel has spent his time writing five books, including a historical novel, and historical research on the period of French colonization in Algeria.

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Teach us how to make our first bowl!

On the shores of Lake Montbel, near the small pottery workshop, begins an extraordinary adventure for Louan 3 years and a half and Yohann 5 years. Hands in the clay, they will discover little by little the pleasure of passing from earth to object. As if by magic, the earth through the gestures the know-how and the benevolent glance of Sylvette Celma, nomadic potter and the grandmother of Louan offers them to experience this art as old as the man. For two children who discover the world, it is a wonderful moment and fascinate to see emerge from their hands, their first bowl. The accompaniment of ancient gestures, under the dazzled look of childhood.

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Manade des Oliviers

In the Gard, the Camargue and even in Vaucluse, the tradition of Camargue races is alive and well during the votive festivals from March to October. But for that, it is necessary to take the bulls in the arena, it is the abrivado where the guards leave their bulls and lead them with the help of their horses, by "containing" them until the arena. For the return, it is the bandido, which means the return of bulls to pasture. The gardians keep their traditional formation in V to contain "bioù" or bulls in Provençal.

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Horses at Chambord

Chambord, horses ... these two words inspire us with a foggy atmosphere around a castle with a rider walking quietly and yet it is at a cowboy festival that Americans think when they are given these two names! Chambord is a city in Quebec and since 1993, spectacular rodeo with bulls and wild horses, a gymkhana, where the cowboy and his horse are one, follow one another. The next edition will be held in August 2019.

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An old boat to conquer Macaronesia

The Blue Schooner Company has chartered since November 2017 the schooner Gallant, built in Vlaardingen in Pyas-Bas and launched in 1916. This boat, originally herring fishing sailboat, then coaster and sailing school and now converted into cargo "to sailing "is based in Douarnenez, Brittany. This navigation (2018 print) is an opportunity to take in hand this boat by joining Madeira, the Canary Islands, the Desertas Islands and the Azores with a volunteer crew, sometimes novice. The opportunity to maneuver the 415m2 of rigging with the strength of arms and cross whales and dolphins in the middle of the Atlantic.

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Nature origami

Origami is an art that has existed since the dawn of time, but curiously there are few photos showing nature achievements in a natural setting. it's done, thanks to the photos of Louis Morin. This origami photographer wants to show the world that some pieces of paper can enchant our eyes.

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Hébergement insolite

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How to survive in the forest?

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La magie de l'acide citrique

Petite expérience scientifique à faire avec des enfants et sans danger. Elle permet de créer de l'effervescence avec du bicarbonate de soude et de l'acide citrique. Pour mettre de la couleur, on utilise de l'extrait de chou rouge et du rouge de Phénol.

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Ca secoue en Amérique!

Les rodéos agitent les grands mais aussi les enfants qui n'hésitent pas à enjamber des moutons!

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Un nichoir pour les oiseaux

Noémie, 8 ans, réalise un nichoir pour rouge-gorge dans le cadre des ateliers du festival de l'oiseau en Picardie. Les planches ont été coupées et préparées par les animateurs. Les enfants assemblent et vissent les planches à la visseuse électrique puis ils clouent du shingle sur le toit et découpent celui-ci en biseau à la pince coupante.

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Drôle de navire à Paris

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Berry: terre de potiers

Le Cher n'est pas connu que pour Bourges et son printemps, c'est aussi une grande terre de potier. Monique Guehl est une artiste potière, pour la première fois, elle a convié ses élèves et les curieux à une cuisson de poteries dans un four primitif. 24h tous ensemble pour cette action conviviale.

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les beaux jours vont revenir: Animation nature

Les enfants capturent les papillons, rassemblent des éléments de la nature pour faire une séance de land-art, tout est là dans le Nord pour leur faire apprécier le monde qui nous entoure.

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La fête du mimosa: tradition oléronaise

Depuis 1959, dans la commune la plus au sud de l'île d'Oléron, Saint-Trojan, les mimosas qui embaument sont utilisés pour la fête du mimosa. Tout est reproduit avec ses boules jaunes: le plus impressionnant, la Tour Eiffel!

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Dormir au dessus du vide !

A moins d'une heure de Paris, le temps d'un week-end, on peut dormir en apesanteur à 20 mètres au dessus du vide!Nouveau style branché de résidence, les cabanes dans les arbres se multiplient. En été dans le feuillage luxuriant et l'hiver entre les troncs mais avec une vision panoramique optimum.

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Madagascar baby-foot

Discover the craft factory Baby- foots and billiards located in the town of Ambatolampy , in the region of Vakinankaratra Madagascar. It takes about one month to different workers to make a football. They will be sold around one million ariary , approximately 350 euros .

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Dunkerque carnival

There is not a carnival of Dunkirk, but full of dates that span from January to March. You will find the Reuzinne giants Snustre and the people at the heart of " horseplay ."

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Bidon cirque

A picture of one of his show "Quick slow " Cirque Bidon chose to walk slowly moving horse trailers . For four months , they travel on the roads of Berry and Nièvre and Puy-de-Dôme . Alain the following for several years in their shows and in their intimacy.

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Obelix on the roads of France ! Same weight, against the more furry cartoon character , it is the donkey that Philippe has traveled the Camino de Santiago between Cluny and Le Puy -en- Velay.

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Llama in our house

Is not that petting llamas in the petting zoo Ballalama in Isère, we die a home. Fortunately for parents, it takes on a sheet with paint and a few hairs.

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Noémie discovers sea life

Sebastian and Delphine are children discover nature. They discover the fauna and flora of the Bay of Somme.

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Experience of young chemist

Small experiments to do at home to discover the phenomenon of effervescence, chromatography.

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Children discover fire

Maia and Noah are introduced to the art of campfire. Research branches in the mountains, setting up stones around the woodpile. The result is, the fire crackles.

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Noémie and braiding of wicker

Do not Miss! Noémie, 8, with her big sister and her grandmother learn to weave wicker and weeds to make balls to decorate the trees.

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Discovery of clay by Noémie

Noemie years discovers this malleable material. It shapes a bird at an event organized by the festival of the bird in the Somme.

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A father and daughter hunting ducks

Using caller or chard, a father and daughter hunt ducks on the pond Sigean in Herault. They made a lookout where they spend the night. Their spaniel dog watches the first volatile!

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Discovery Park wolf Alpha

This park, located in the Alpes-Maritimes allows the general public to discover the wolves. Also discover the hidden face with the feeding, the methods used to anesthetize the wolves care.

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Balkis discovers the equestrian life

Balkis was 4 years old, she spent a few days with her auntie in Combrailles. It teaches fed ponies, cleaning box and direct Teddy the donkey in his enclosure. Balkis even has the chance to take a ride in the tractor uncle.

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Cayenne Carnival

Touloulous, Neg'marrons covered with soot... characters from the famous carnival of Guyana 2012.

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A winter sport surprising

No ski in Tignes, but diving! Two divers donned an effective combination to sink beneath the ice of the lake. Little light pierces and bubbles trying to rise to the surface but merely accumulate in the gaps. The divers were dropped from the fluoricine to follow the movement of water from the lake.

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Saut Hermès: French horse competition

The Grand Palais in Paris has seen triumphed 18 March 2012 Catapult and rider Michel Robert.

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Basketry: it is also relevant to young

Julien, 13 years discovered the basket, since he made the basket and other more unusual objects such as skins canister. Research of wicker finishes, Julien is totally committed.

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Discover tourism in Bali not very ecologic

Near the island of Lembogan, South East Bali, Indonesia, Marine Walk is an underwater activity for tourists .... feel like a bubble in the diver and underwater breathing. The problem is they feed the fish croquettes with dog or cat. It may be fun for novices but not very ecologic.

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Mattheo the discovery of the Republican Guard

Matteo visit the scenes of the Republican Guard in Paris, in the stables, he learns how to care for horses. Then he goes for a walk with the guards, they will make their rehearsals in the ring.

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Paul, an apprentice beekeeper

Paul is initiated by his grandfather in beekeeping. The bees will not achieve it with her ​​yellow Dress! Purpose of the maneuver, intercept the queen for his marking an essential step for identifying and easy to remember his age.

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Craftsmanship of the cake

Our twin sisters learn to make the cake and bake bread in the oven thanks to the instructions grandfather.

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Paragliding with raptors

Scott Mason, English falconer, moved to Pokhara in Nepal. His passion is flying with its prey in paragliding.

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Hiking with donkeys

In drome, to Bourdeaux, an idea that pleases many children hiking on a donkey.

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Matilda to discover the world equestrian

Matilda came 10 years to discover the world of horses with his dad during the "Sunday at a gallop, " open days held at Longchamp.

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World Championship of Apnea

The Caribbean, held every year this league

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The ferret is the natural enemy of the rabbit. Besides hunting, we can capture live rabbits with a net and a ferret and vaccinated against myxomatosis.

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Stage foie-gras

Farmer's field in the Rhone Pitaval follow trainees motivated to prepare for Christmas in the cutting of the Duck. They learn to make foie gras and stuffed neck.

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Enology, more than a passion, a science!

More than a winemaker, is a scientist Daniel Peraldi wine. It occurs throughout the process of wine production from grapes until bottling. It analyzes the grape maturity and recommends checking the harvest period.

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Hunt and dogs

Follow a hunt in the Loir-et-Cher in the winter sun.

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Une femme chez les pêcheurs

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Chasse à la palombe