LCM - AIEJE: La mer, ça se respecte

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

The Association Initiatives et Éducation de la Jeunesse à l’Environnement (AIEJE) uses the French Riviera as a training ground for the cultivation of young “eco-citizens.” What better place to learn more about the environment than in one of France’s most gorgeous spots?

LCM - Joyeux Noël... orthodoxe!

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

France

In the wake of a deadly terrorist attack on a Coptic church in Alexandria, Egypt on New Year’s Day, many Coptic Christians are worried about celebrating Christmas (observed on January 6) as openly as they would like. Here is how a gorgeous Coptic church in Marseille is handling the situation.

LCM - Recette: Crêpes

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

France

Listen to the crazy banter on the set as Annette demonstrates the art of crêpe making.

LCM - Concert: La Folia à l'abbaye Saint-Victor

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

The teenage violist Valentin Tournet plays an excerpt from Marin Marais' "Folies d'Espagne" (Follies of Spain) in this interview. He talks about the folia, an early music theme from Spain, as well as the passion for music he developed at a very young age.

LCM - Visite du marché de Noël de Marseille

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

A traditional Provençal Christmas would not be complete without the Santons Festival. In Marseille, you can wander through the downtown market and marvel at these Christmas clay figurines and enjoy the true spirit of Christmas.

LCM - Rétine argentique, le paradis des photographes

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

France

A new photography studio in Marseille combines traditional and contemporary printing techniques to make beautiful photos. It's a great spot for both amateurs and professionals alike!

LCM - IAM fait son retour en force!

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

The Marseille-based rap group IAM is back after a six-year hiatus with their new album, Arts Martiens (Martian Arts), which is already topping the charts in France. Check out a preview of their song "Notre Dame veille" (Our Lady Watches) in this video.

LCM - "Cher Père Noël..."

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Twenty-one thousand letters to Santa Claus were sent this year in Marseille. As if he didn't have enough on his plate, Saint Nick will send a handwritten response to each one, as long as their senders are on his "nice" list (and indicated their return address)!

LCM - Le champagne parfait pour Nouvel An!

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

There's no better time to break out the bubbly than to celebrate the New Year. In this video, you will learn all about champagne, including how bubbles occur in a glass.

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