Keyword: Ardèche

German operators of French campsite hit by flood face probe

Prosecutor said pair faced charges of unintentionally causing injuries and putting lives in danger, and establishing a campsite without permission.

Replica of ancient cave and its prehistoric art opens in France

The original stunning rock art in the Chauvet cave, in southern central France, was done around 32,000 to 36,000 years ago.

The story of Cheylard, another French town felled by the crisis

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Assemblée générale de salariés. Assemblée générale de salariés.

The small town of Le Cheylard, in the Ardèche region of south-east France, has for decades enjoyed an unusual level of prosperity, essentially through the national and international success of two local companies, one a textile firm the other a jewellery-maker. But now Le Cheylard is facing sudden social death after the companies, weakened by market changes, international competition and the economic crisis, announce job cuts, shorter working weeks and the threat of delocalisation to the Far East. Rachida el Azzouzi reports from a town that is a mirror image of the dramatic industrial transformations wrecking small communities across France.