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Jonathan explains why Lorraine has become the symbolic heart of France and a stronghold of a romantic nationalism expressed by diverse means.

Jonathan Meades travels through Lorraine and explains why, although close to its eastern border, it has become the symbolic, or even mystical, heart of France and a stronghold of a romantic nationalism that is also expressed by such diverse means as typography, music, engineering, exquisite urbanism and, above all, a sensitivity to Germany's proximity.

1 hour

Last on

Tue 21 Feb 2012 00:30

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Role Contributor
Presenter Jonathan Meades
Presenter Jonathan Meades
Director Frank Hanly
Director Frank Hanly
Series Producer Allan Campbell
Series Producer Allan Campbell

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