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Ani, le choc des empires

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Ani, le choc des empires

Abstract : on a desolate plateau on the southern flank of the Caucasus, Ani became the prosperous capital of an Armenian kingdom in 961 AD. It was then known as “the city with 1,001 churches”. Devastated by an earquake and the Mongol invaders, it was...

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Clément

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Clément

Au lac Tsomgo (Sikkim, Inde, sur la route qui conduit au Tibet) le 26 décembre 2013 Clément notre fils, (...) voyageur tu es, voyageur tu resteras, c’est le plus beau des compliments. Tu as fait des voyages et les voyages t’ont fait. C’est le propre des...

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Brèves impressions d'Iran

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Brèves impressions d'Iran

Abstract : a very brief but great trip across Iran. Great deserts and mountains. Inspiring archeological sites, beautiful mosques and – yes – churches. Religion is everywhere. Wonderful people who do their utmost for the lucky few who visit their country....

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le Jebel Hajar, d’al Hamra à Rustaq

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le Jebel Hajar, d’al Hamra à Rustaq

La traversée commence au village d’al Hamra (57° 18’ E, 23° 07’N, alt. 500 m), à 200 km à peu près au sud ouest de Mascate, en Oman, au pied des montagnes de Hajar qui séparent la plaine de la mer. Al Hamra est justement connu pour ses anciennes maisons...

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Sur les routes de l'Inde

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Sur les routes de l'Inde

Embouteillage à la sortie de Gurgaon (Haryana) sur la route Delhi - Bombay Abstract : Driving a car on Indian roads is certainly not for the faint hearted. Foreigners are usually strongly advised not to drive themselves in India, for good reasons. Roads...

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Rajasthan

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Rajasthan

Abstract : Rajasthan is one of the most scenic and attractive Indian states. More arid and less densely populated than the Ganges plain, it has a lot to offer due its long and turbulent history : massive forts, most containing exquisitely carved palaces....

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Nostalgie : les anciens comptoirs français de l’Inde

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Nostalgie : les anciens comptoirs français de l’Inde

Pondichéry : devant l'Alliance française Abstract : France lost its Indian possessions to Britain in 1763 except for five tiny trading spots known as “comptoirs” which it retained from the Napoleonic wars to 1954. Today Pondicherry remains relatively...

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Bombay : le chaos est notre paradis

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Bombay : le chaos est notre paradis

Abstract : Mumbai – or Bombay, as it is still widely known despite its official renaming in 1996 – is an impossible city. Contrasts between affluence and abject misery, between serene beauty and sordid ugliness are to be found in every South Asian city,...

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Népal

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Népal

Abstract : a few impressions from Nepal after only two weeks in this beautiful and very diverse country. It is totally different from neighbouring Tibet although many Tibetans live here. Nepal clearly belongs to South Asia, with some unique characteristics....

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