The face of Raphaël de Casabianca surely speaks to lovers of escape and travel. Before being the host of Rendez-vous in unknown land on France 2, the globetrotter already officiated on the small screen, after having studied audiovisual and directed several documentaries in France and abroad at the late 90s.

As his official website indicates, Raphaël de Casabianca made his debut in the world of television in 2005, where he joined the creative department of Disney Television France as a designer-editor and director for three years. At the same time, the man with Corsican and Bearn blood was senior producer National Geographic Channel and Voyage. Before trying his hand at presenting with Funny Trip, a documentary series for young people broadcast on France 2 and France 4. The opportunity for three seasons to discover India, Asia or even South America.

Still on the public service, after having been editorial director of the program Ô feminine for a season on France Ô, Raphaël de Casabianca arrives on France 2 in the game Would you be a good expert? Alongside host Julien Courbet, viewers find him as an expert columnist on geography.

A new media experience that will allow the forty-year-old, thereafter, to join the team of the Échappés Belles program on France 5 in 2013. Which will not prevent him from being part of another famous band, that of La Quotidienne led by Thomas Isle and Maya Lauqué in 2015 and 2017. The opportunity to share his good tips for going on weekends to viewers. After having co-hosted The Favorite Village of the French in 2018 with Stéphane Bern, he left for France 2 where a new program awaited him.

After five years of adventure on France 5, Raphaël de Casabianca arrives in 2018 on France 2 to replace Frédéric Lopez at the presentation of Rendez-vous in unknown land. “For me, Raphaël de Casabianca is the providential man for the show! He has been traveling for twenty years. I have seen the contact he establishes with people from the other side of the world. want to have fun with him”, explained his predecessor to the Parisian.

“We both dined at my house. I saw that he was not cheating. I introduced him to my team and he appeared legitimate in the eyes of everyone”, rejoiced Frédéric Lopez. If the transition seemed obvious for the two animators, this situation was not easy to manage for the actor Franck Gastambide. While he was persuaded to leave with the 54-year-old presenter in India, the actor had a hard time discovering the trickery at the airport. “I lost my only landmark, the one I’ve been talking to for several weeks. At the time, I don’t even know if I’m going with someone and for a few seconds, I think about not going there, it’s so bad. brutal”, explained the actor to Figaro.

If the start of Raphaël de Casabianca’s first trip was complicated with the star of Taxi 5, the two men were able to live a great adventure to discover the nomadic Gujjar people in India. An experience that the host was able to repeat with other celebrities like Estelle Lefébure (in Kenya) and Nawell Madani (in Mongolia).

Since 2018, Raphaël de Casabianca has also taken over the reins of Our unknown lands on France 2. Discovering the remote regions of France, the host has also accompanied Cécile Bois and Raphaël Lenglet in the Cévennes Massif, Nicole Ferroni in Ouessant and recently Ahmed Sylla in the Pyrenees.