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Documentaries

Échappées belles

( Season 15 )

Travel from your couch. Discover a city or region through its gastronomy, cultural heritage, language, architecture…That’s what Échappées Belles (Great escapes) has been offering to its viewers for 14 seasons already. 

 

Tired of watching yet another show on the rich and famous traveling on expansive holidays in blah looking resorts? It’s time to discover France and the world with the hit documentary series Échappées Belles.

Travel from your couch. Discover a city or region through its gastronomy, cultural heritage, language, architecture…That’s what Échappées Belles (Great escapes) has been offering to its viewers for 14 seasons already. 

The French travel show offers a breath of fresh air to the traveler who sleeps in all of us. During 30 min the show gives you a better understanding of how people in Panama, Fidji, Kazakhstan or Togo live, and how the cultural heritage and melting pot of population made what each country is today.

 

And this is what makes Échappées Belles such a fascinating show to watch, each episode focuses on a few autochthones who take you on a journey to present what their city, region, country is really about. So if you like camping under the stars and backpacking more than 5 stars resort and cruises, then this is the show for you.

 

Watch from the U.S. every episode of Échappées Belles on TV5MONDE USA

 

Presented by: Sophie Jovillard, Jérôme Pitorin, Ismaël Khelifa, Tiga (in turn).

 

Regardez la télévision française depuis les États-Unis grâce à TV5MONDE USA. Retrouvez tous les programmes de France Télévision, comme le Journal de 13h et le Journal de 20h de France 2, les émissions Envoyé Spécial, Des Racines & des Ailes, des dessins animés en français, mais aussi des séries et des films en français. Et profitez en plus de matchs de Ligue 1 et du Top 14.

 

Episodes

Episode
26
Escale à Madère
Dropping anchor in Madeira

Madeira, an archipelago covering some 740km² in the Atlantic Ocean. Its discovery in 1418 marked a turning point in Portuguese history because, for the first time, its caravels didn't follow the African coast. Today, Madeira remains an island out of time, between sea and mountain, perfect for rest and relaxation.

Presented by: Sophie Jovillard.
Directed by: Pascal André Villa (season 15, France, 2021)

Episode
30
Polynesia, a paradise in blue

French Polynesia, the name alone evokes idyllic images of faraway lands. Its 118 islands are scattered over an area of the Pacific equivalent to that of Europe. Best known for Tahiti, the main island, Polynesia's innumerable other, if less famous, islands are just as magical to explore.

Presented by: Ismaël Khelifa.
Directed by: Jean-Yves Cauchard (season 15, France, 2021)