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Globe Trekker

Ultimate France (#324)

Justine Shapiro, Ian Wright and Christina Chang travel to the four corners of France to taste the food, the wine and the culture. Ian climbs the mountains of Corsica, only to be rescued by helicopter. Christina dons a medieval costume to enter the spirit of the wine festival of Chateauneuf-du-Pape, and Justine attempts to impress with her cordon bleu cooking. From Roman amphitheatres to science fiction towers, France remains the most charming, perplexing, varied and fascinating of countries. Christina helps make Roquefort and perfume, the two extremes of olfactory pleasure. Ian debates Corsican claims for independence, and Justine reaches dizzying heights on the Eiffel Tower. [55 minutes] Closed Captioning

This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.

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Series Description: GLOBE TREKKER transports viewers to unforgettable destinations through its stunning photography, rhythmic indigenous music and spirit of adventure. In each episode, one vibrant young traveler ventures off the beaten path to soak up the local culture, sample the cuisine and revel in breathtaking vistas. In keeping with their aim of "living as the locals do," charismatic hosts Ian Wright, Justine Shapiro, Zay Harding, Megan McCormick and others explore everything from big-city landmarks to exotic sights in remote villages.

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