TV8 Mont Blanc - De retour de Haïti

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

After the devastating earthquake, three French volunteer aid workers—a doctor, a nurse, and a rescue crew worker—spent two weeks in Haiti helping the country’s effort to begin to sort through the chaos. We hear the impressions of one of the workers upon his return to France.

TV8 Mont Blanc - Le film: "Treize jours en France"

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Dive back in to the 1968 winter Olympics, held in Grenoble, France. “Treize jours en France,” a recently restored documentary film made in ‘68 by director Claude Lelouch, captures the spirit of the times, and the “pre-revolutionary” zeitgeist leading up to the events of May.

TV8 Mont Blanc - Météo du 26 octobre 2010

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Mont Blanc is not only the highest mountain in the Alps, but also in all of Europe. This weather report will give you an idea of what a typical October feels like in the area surrounding this giant: chilly but fairly sunny, with the first hints of snow.

TV8 Mont Blanc - Vide-greniers à Scionzier

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

A group of high school friends from the Haute-Savoie town of Scionzier are trying to stop the destruction of a small farm building they discovered and restored. One of their efforts is the organization of a community yard sale for the town.

TV8 Mont Blanc - Le Parc archéologique des Lozes à Aussois

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

In an archaeological park in Aussois, you can find some fascinating, mysterious rock engravings dating from sometime between the Neolithic Period and the Iron Age. Do the "armed dances" carved in the rocks represent a battle or a ritual? The tour guide in this video speculates on their possible meanings.

TV8 Mont Blanc - Exposition : La poterie au fil des temps

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

An exhibition called "Pottery through the Ages" is being held at La Châtaignère in Savoie, near the Alps. A friendly woman explains the history of pottery, from Ancient Egyptian artifacts to Biblical clay men to modern techniques.

TV8 Mont Blanc - Randonnée à la cascade de Bérard

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Tourists can enjoy the Bérard waterfall in the Alps once again. At a cost of one hundred fifty thousand euros, a new footbridge leading to the waterfall and the Cave of Farinet was recently inaugurated.

TV8 Mont Blanc - Un réveillon en montagne (Savoie)

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

For New Year's Eve, come join the mountain people of the Savoie region at the O’Communailles restaurant where good local food is being served with a twist in a convivial atmosphere. Then watch the happy locals dance the night away.

TV8 Mont Blanc - Visite de la chapelle de glace de Leysin

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

France

A former bobsled champion created an ice chapel in Leysin, Switzerland. As you might expect, this unusual place of worship is only available during the cold winter months. If you're interested in visiting, make sure to do it before it melts away!

TV8 Mont Blanc - Les 30 ans du festival Mont-Blanc d’humour

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

The Saint-Gervais Mont-Blanc Festival of Humor celebrated its thirthiest edition in March 2014. Young talents are encouraged to try their luck on stage and compete for the much-coveted prize, the Saint-Gervais Henri Salvador prize, named for the famous French singer-songwriter. Many big names in French show business were there for the occasion.

TV8 Mont Blanc - Vin : Visite de la cave du Cruet

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

It is common knowledge that French people love their wine, but did you know that France is only the second largest wine consumer in the world, just behind China? As you will see in the video, winegrowers from the Savoie region put a lot of love and passion into winemaking. It's very often a family affair passed on from generation to generation. Long may it continue... and remember—enjoy your wine in moderation!

TV8 Mont Blanc - Découverte d'une piscine écologique aux Echelles

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

In an effort to promote ecotourism, the town of Echelles has constructed one of the largest natural bathing areas in France. Its filtration system is 100% natural, powered by thousands of plant seedlings.

TV8 Mont Blanc - Réchauffement climatique : Les stations sont préoccupées

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Global warming is threatening the ski industry in the French Alps. Many operators have to resort to snow guns to keep the slopes open as snowfall has halved in the last fifty years.

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