Travel off the beaten track with Alain Goury in Échappées belles and discover new places—from the most iconic landmarks to the least known treasures. In each episode, you will be given insights into the local culture through interviews with residents as well as being shown the most amazing landscapes and man-made masterpieces.

Échappées belles is not only extremely comprehensive but also provides innovation in travel storytelling. Every month, viewers are treated to a soap-opera-style show called Le Routes mythiques in which a traveling filmmaker undertakes a journey along a mythical route in history. It is a fun and creative way to discover new places while being drawn into the story!

About Échappées belles

Genre: Documentary

Produced by: Alain Goury

Presented by: Sophie Jovillard, Jérôme Pitorin, Ismaël Khelifa, and Tiga

Country: France

Year: Since 2006

Length: 90 minutes

Subtitles: English

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Subtitles: en
Episode 4 Mar, 20 2019 04:15 am
A weekend in St Petersburg Raphaël visits the majestic city of St Petersburg, on the edge of Europe. The canals bring to mind Amsterdam, while the baroque architecture resembles Italy. Over a weekend, Raphaël discovers Russian culture, which combines the majestic buildings and arts with the simplicity of bathing in frequently cold water. Presenter: Raphaël de Casabianca.
Episode 5 Mar, 27 2019 04:01 am
Canaries: islands of character The Canary Islands are generally associated with the beaches of Lanzarote and Fuerteventura, mass tourism and sunbathing. But we often forget to explore the eastern islands, where the nature is still wild and unspoilt, and where the oldest traditions are echoed in the islanders' folkloric celebrations. Presentation: Jérôme Pitorin.
Episode 6 Mar, 30 2019 09:30 pm
Savoie, between the lakes and mountains In Savoie, Sophie explores the Lac du Bourget's shores and Aix-les-Bains. She discovers the steep Alpine landscapes before making her way to the Bauges range and visiting Chambéry. Her journey continues with the Gorges du Fier, a little-known canyon, and ends with the harvests in Brison-Saint-Innocent. Presentation: Sophie Jovillard.
Apr, 03 2019 02:37 am
Episode 7 Apr, 06 2019 08:30 pm
Canada, the adventure of the Far North Jérôme Pitorin sets off for an adventure in the Canadian North, in the wild and mountainous territory of Yukon. Described by Jack London in his novels "Call of the Wild" and "White Fang", this land of adventure is the playground of mushers and their sled dogs. Presentation: Jérôme Pitorin.