Kendji Girac, a star of the French version of The Voice, goes back to his Gypsy roots in "Color Gitano" (Spanish for "Gypsy color"). This fun, rhythmic song will definitely make you want to get up and dance, and it'll even teach you some Spanish too!
Oliver concludes this eleven-part series with a visit to Fort Chambry, where French and British armies fought over new Canadian territories. How did this affect the present? Olivier leaves us to draw our own conclusions and assures us that he is fond of the Québécois as much as they are fond of him. He shares his final impressions of Quebec in a lovely song at the end.
After going for a run, it's always good to do some stretching to make sure you don't become sore. In this video, Laurent shows Joanna some basic stretches for relieving muscle pain. Try them after your next run so you don't pull any muscles!
In this episode, Daniel Benchimol introduces us to Paris's Asian District and its many fountains, gardens, and fruit markets. In an interesting twist of globalization, the neighborhood also features Paris's only pagoda-style McDonald's.
Hardcore techno musician Manu le Malin [Wild Manu] is one of the oldest regulars at the Astropolis Festival in Brittany, which just celebrated its twenty-year anniversary. Its attendance has swelled from two thousand to ten thousand participants, but the rave-like spirit of the festival remains the same, and it keeps drawing big crowds every year.
The Drôles de Zèbres (Funny Zebras) humor festival in Strasbourg has been hosting top French artists, comedians, and a few newcomers for the past twelve years. Among the acts at this year's festival is Laurent Chandemerle, the man with a thousand voices, who can impersonate celebrities to perfection. This video will give you a taste of French humor and, no doubt, a few chuckles!
Isabelle Geffroy, aka Zaz, sings “On ira” (We'll Go) from her 2013 album Recto Verso. She takes us on a beautiful journey where, as she says, "encounters make the most beautiful voyages." Let her powerful voice transport you into an ideal world where "children are the guardians of the soul."
If you're looking for your next vacation spot, you might want to consider the beautiful Côte d'Azur, also known as the French Riviera. Whether you're into swimming, sailing, scuba diving, or just basking in la vie balnéaire (the seaside life), you'll find everything you need along France's "azure coast."
Alessandro braves the men's beauty parlor. In addition to a clean shave, he is having his eyebrows, nose hair, and ear hair trimmed. Ouch! After a painful plucking session, he looks fantastic and somewhat relieved it's over...
This last part of the Il était une fois episode on George Stephenson deals with the Rainhill Trials, a competition that determined what kind of trains (steam engines or locomotives) would be used on the Liverpool and Manchester Railway. Stephenson proves to be the best competitor.
"Un Petit Noir" (or "A Small Black," a slang term for a small black coffee) is the bookstore café in Lyon specializing not only in gourmet coffees, but also in detective novels and thrillers. Besides crime fiction and caffeine, the store also serves some great jazz concerts to add to the "noir" ambiance.
In this episode, Daniel Benchimol takes us to the Bois de Vincennes, a beautiful green area on the outskirts of Paris. There, we will discover the impressive Vincennes Castle, a tropical agronomy garden, a British-style phone booth, and the highest Buddhist temple in Europe.
In the town of Tours, the annual International Decorated Egg Exhibition takes place just before Easter and features some exquisite creations. Artists from all over Europe gather to show and sell their beautifully decorated eggs. Some include traditional designs taught by masters from Ukraine while incorporating their own ideas at the same time.
This next part of the Il était une fois series on George Stephenson deals with the Rainhill Trials, a competition that determined what kind of trains (steam engines or locomotives) would be used on the Liverpool and Manchester Railway.
Lionel shows us around a family farm that spans three generations. This traditional dairy and cattle farm takes good care of its animals, which enjoy a special "cow wash." Nursing cows are allowed a break from milk production prior to calving, and nothing is left to chance as the sex of the newborn calf is predetermined thanks to artificial insemination.
In this episode, Daniel Benchimol takes us to Paris's second arrondissement to discover "Little Tokyo," a tiny neighborhood that has the highest number of Japanese restaurants in the city. Daniel also walks us through the Sainte-Anne covered passageway, one of Paris's many gorgeous glass-canopied walkways.
Indila, a French singer whose first single "Dernière Danse" (Last Dance) topped the chart in 2013, talks about her debut as a singer. She felt more comfortable as a writer and composer of melodies and only recently started singing onstage.
The future of the railroad depends on whether George Stephenson's locomotive, 38 cars long, will run or not. The local townspeople debate whether it will go full speed ahead or not budge at all due to its size.