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Actu Vingtième - Foire aux oignons

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

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This video is not for those who tear up easily. At this foire aux oignons (onion fair), you’ll learn how onions can predict the weather, how to cook them, and what scandalous meanings the word “onion” can have in French.

Actu Vingtième - Le vide-grenier

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

A vide-grenier (“empty-attic”) is a combination of a flea market and a yard sale: a place where anyone can rent a booth and sell all the old things they don’t need anymore. Come see what the residents of this Parisian neighborhood are selling!

Actu Vingtième - Le Repas des anciens

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Who says that old people don’t know how to party? This event, organized by a local Lions Club, brought together a number of senior citizens for a day of dancing, schmoozing, and even romance.

Actu Vingtième - Vendanges parisiennes

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

A grape harvest right in the heart of Paris? Some might call it a miracle, but the "Vendange Château Charonne" (Charonne Castle Grape Harvest) is celebrated each year with a huge block party in the eleventh arrondissement. There are plenty of prizes to win (thousands, in fact!) and delicious wines to sample.

Actu Vingtième - La burqa

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Interviewees on the streets of Paris protest the banning of the burqa in public places in France and offer their perspectives on this controversial issue.

Actu Vingtième - Fête du quartier Python-Duvernois

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France, West Africa

The Python-Duvernois neighborhood, on the outskirts of Paris, is having its annual neighborhood fair (you can also find coverage of last year's fair here on Yabla). The locals look forward to getting together, meeting new neighbors, having fun, and eating yummy food prepared by some of the residents.

Actu Vingtième - Le bleu dans les yeux, recyclerie de Belleville

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

"Upcycling" centers are popping up all over the world, including in the 20th arrondissement of Paris. The neighborhood celebrated the opening of a new upcycling and repurposing center, the Ressource de Belleville, where residents can bring goods to be repurposed and resold.

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