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Cap 24 - Paris 2ème : Alessandro joue le Pique-assiette! View All Episodes

Difficulty: Advanced

France

Alessandro becomes a pique-assiette (freeloader, literally "plate-stealer") for a day with his friend Marc Antoine who takes him to rue Montorgueil in the second arrondissement of Paris. What's the big attraction? Friendly shopkeepers give out free food and wine samples daily.

Voyage en France - La ville de Provins - Part 4 View All Episodes

Difficulty: Intermediate

France

In this fourth and final episode on the medieval town of Provins, Daniel Benchimol takes us inside the Tour César (Caesar Tower). From this tower, you'll have an amazing view of the whole city and its surroundings. You can also climb up the tower and discover its three-ton bell.

Zaz - Je Veux View All Episodes

Difficulty: Beginner

France

In her hit song "Je Veux" (I Want), Zaz lists the things she wants most in life. Instead of diamonds from Chanel or a suite at the Ritz, the singer opts for more intangible goals such as love, joy, and a good mood.

Film Azur - La plage - Part 3 View All Episodes

Difficulty: Intermediate

France

In this last video on the Côte d'Azur, you'll learn the French expressions for all the essential items for a perfect beach day. If you visit the beautiful Côte d'Azur, make sure to bring an extra comfortable towel—its beaches are filled with pebbles instead of sand!

Télé Lyon Métropole - Sheldon, un robot pour vous servir! View All Episodes

Difficulty: Intermediate

France

Meet Sheldon, the friendly robot with friendly eyes that flash little hearts when it interacts with people. Sheldon is a huge attraction at tech fairs, where it is used to entertain and delight the crowds. It certainly lives up to the task.

Voyage en France - La ville de Provins - Part 3 View All Episodes

Difficulty: Beginner

France

In this third episode on the medieval town of Provins, Daniel Benchimol shows us a monument coming from Brazil, an old synagogue, and a beautiful church where Joan of Arc attended mass with King Charles the Seventh. He also gives us a glimpse into Provins real estate, with a beautiful house that has been estimated at a modest price of six million dollars!

Grand Lille TV - Clap de fin pour la maison dite hantée View All Episodes

Difficulty: Intermediate

France

Making the news in Grand Lille is the end of an urban legend in the town of Villeneuve D'Ascq. A house that is supposedly haunted is being torn down, along with the stories and the rumors surrounding it. The demolition of the house is fairly uneventful, but will the legend live on?

Kendji Girac - Andalouse View All Episodes

Difficulty: Intermediate

France

Kendji Girac, a winner of the French version of The Voice, sings about his "beautiful Andalusian girl" in this video that will definitely make you want to get up and dance. You'll even learn a few Spanish words along with your French!

Télé Lyon Métropole - Invasion de zombie à Lyon! View All Episodes

Difficulty: Intermediate

France

Zombies from many different eras have invaded Lyon! That is, zombie enthusiasts with impressive makeup and costumes have invaded. The ninth-annual Zombie Walk has attracted around a thousand of the undead to roam across the city under the theme "a return to the past."

Voyage en France - La ville de Provins - Part 2 View All Episodes

Difficulty: Beginner

France

In Part 2 of his tour of Provins, Daniel Benchimol takes us to a unique show called "The Eagles of the Ramparts." In this very exciting show, we can see the different kinds of birds of prey and how they are trained to hunt in flight in the heart of the medieval city of Provins.

Alsace 20 - Grain de Sel: Au Caveau de l'étable à Niederbronn-les-Bains View All Episodes

Difficulty: Adv-Intermediate

France

Where can you get a gourmet meal for eight euros seventy? Hélène Ober is the proud owner of the restaurant "Au Caveau de l'Étable." She will show you around the kitchen and share some of her secrets on how to prepare a fantastic meal without breaking the bank. If cooking risotto is not your thing, you will at least be able to speak like a pro in a French kitchen.

Oldelaf - interprète "Vendredi" View All Episodes

Difficulty: Adv-Intermediate

France

Enjoy Oldelaf's quirky humor, as displayed in his introduction to his two backup musicians who come from wildly different backgrounds, to say the least. Then listen to his satirical song "Vendredi" (Friday), where he describes a typical weekend for the average bored (and boring?) French guy.

Micro-Trottoirs - Rêves d’enfants View All Episodes

Difficulty: Adv-Intermediate

France

In this Micro-Trottoirs episode, people on the street reveal what they wanted to be when they grow up. From fireman to fairy, find out who actually fullfilled their childhood dream.

Voyage en France - La ville de Provins - Part 1 View All Episodes

Difficulty: Beginner

France

Our trusty guide Daniel Benchimol takes us to the outskirts of Paris to the medieval city of Provins. There you can admire its ramparts that are still intact in places, enjoy its equestrian shows, and follow the historic road to Paris on your way back.

Télé Lyon Métropole - Lyon: la bande dessinée à l'honneur! View All Episodes

Difficulty: Intermediate

France

If you're a comic book lover, you might want to hop on a plane to Lyon, which has held a huge comic book festival for the past ten years. This year, they're even launching a monthly comics magazine called "The Streets of Lyon."

Grand Corps Malade - Les Voyages en train View All Episodes

Difficulty: Intermediate

France

In "Les Voyages en train" (Train Rides), the French slam poet Grand Corps Malade creates an extended metaphor comparing love stories to train rides. Just as a successful train ride involves arriving at the station on time and catching the right train, a good love story involves finding the right person at the right moment in one's life. See if you can find some other similarities between the two in this gorgeous video.

Grand Lille TV - Prévisions Météo (Juin) View All Episodes

Difficulty: Intermediate

France

What's the weather in Lille in northern France? Listen to a French weather forecaster and learn some very useful vocabulary. Soon, you will be able to make up your own forecast and test your skills... as a French speaker and a forecaster!

Film Azur - La plage - Part 2 View All Episodes

Difficulty: Beginner

France

In the second installment of this video on the Côte d'Azur, our tour guide shows us around one of the area's beautiful pebble beaches, which are a favorite of the locals but not very well-known to tourists. In addition to providing endless ammunition for skipping stones on the sea, the pebbles also help break up the waves during heavy storms.

Lionel - à Wissembourg View All Episodes

Difficulty: Beginner

France

Lionel takes us to the small town of Wissembourg (or "Weißenburg," since it's situated in Alsace where German is spoken as well). It boasts a beautiful church and a nice restaurant where Lionel goes to be "crowned." Another one of his signature jokes and puns await you in this video.

Cap 24 - Les grandes gueules et leurs recettes, vu par Alessandro View All Episodes

Difficulty: Advanced

France

Viewer Discretion Advised

Alessandro visits with some chefs on the occasion of the launch of their book, "Les Grandes gueules et leurs recettes" (Big Mouths and Their Recipes). They take their profession very seriously and are perfectionists like the famous Vatel, King Louis XIV's chef, who was so distraught when a seafood delivery was delayed that he ran a sword through his stomach. Modern chefs need to keep their sense of humor. They are, thankfully, no longer at the mercy of a powerful king, but the Internet can be just as unforgiving.

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