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Mathilde - Le cimetière du Père Lachaise View All Episodes

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Mathilde takes us to Père-Lachaise Cemetery in Paris, where some very famous people are buried. You'll find the graves of Jim Morrison, Guillaume Apollinaire, Honoré de Balzac, Beaumarchais, and Frédéric Chopin, to name a few. The cemetery attracts many visitors from around the world.

Micro-Trottoirs - Rêves et cauchemars View All Episodes

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

France

"Micro-Trottoirs" is interested in people's dreams and nightmares. Accounts range from pleasant dreams of swimming with dolphins to terrifying nightmares of people being amputated.

Contes de fées - La petite sirène - Part 2 View All Episodes

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

The little mermaid visits a sea witch who gives her human legs in exchange for her voice. Will she get her wish to live happily ever after on land with her beloved prince?

Réfugiés de Calais - L’accueil des migrants en Finistère

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

After the closing of the Calais Jungle, the Massé Trévidy Foundation has stepped in to take care of refugees in the Finistère region. The foundation works with a group of volunteers to provide administrative, social, and medical assistance to the refugees.

Le Jour où tout a basculé - Notre appartement est hanté - Part 1 View All Episodes

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Soon after Claire and Harold move into their new Parisian apartment, strange things start to open. Their new neighbors explain that their new home may have been the scene of a murder. Claire believes it, but Harold remains skeptical. Will they be able to solve this mystery?

Voyage en France - Conflans-Sainte-Honorine - Part 2 View All Episodes

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

In the second part of his tour of the town of Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, Daniel shows us the Montjoie Tower, a Romanesque dungeon whose walls are still standing today. He also takes us to a beautiful garden filled with rare plants.

Lionel L - Loi travail: Suite et fin View All Episodes

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

A very unpopular labor law caused Parisians to protest near the Bastille before it was passed in 2015. President François Hollande invoked Article 49-3 of the Constitution to force this law through. The protests continued after the law was successfully enacted in 2016. For more information, you can visit the Nuit Debout and Convergence des Luttes websites.

Contes de fées - La petite sirène - Part 1 View All Episodes

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Enjoy Yabla's rendition of "The Little Mermaid (or "La petite sirène"), originally written by the Danish author Hans Christian Andersen. In part one, the little mermaid swims ashore to a handsome prince. But will she see him again?

Baden Baden - La Descente View All Episodes

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

In this song, Baden Baden describes the process of saying farewell to a romantic relationship and softening the blows of separation. Despite the melancholy lyrics, the melody of this "soft descent" is catchy and uptempo.

Mathilde - La Comédie-Française View All Episodes

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Right in the heart of Paris, the Comédie-Française is a major institution. It's a theater where the famous playwright Molière performed his plays over three centuries ago. To this day, the Comédie-Française still captures the imagination of French people.

Festival du cinéma chinois - Coup d'envoi à Richelieu

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

The town of Richelieu, named for the famous cardinal, organized a Chinese film festival. Already twinned with the Chinese town of Wuzhen, the town took an opportunity to celebrate both classic and newly released films from that country. The famous French director Claude Lelouch was the "godfather" of this initiative.

Voyage en France - Conflans-Sainte-Honorine - Part 1 View All Episodes

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Daniel takes us to the town of Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, located around thirty kilometers from Paris, which is known as the capital of canal transportation. You'll see some beautiful barges and cruise boats, as well as a public toilet that Daniel calls an "aesthetic success"!

Le Jour où tout a basculé - Nos bébés ont été échangés... - Part 8 View All Episodes

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

In this last segment of "Nos bébés ont été échangés," you will discover how the two families are coping with their shocking revelation. Manon will meet her biological mother Létitia and become friends with Létitia's daughter Émilie in the process.

Lionel - Les dragées de Verdun - Part 2 View All Episodes

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Lionel takes us inside an amazing store filled with multicolored candies called dragées, or sugared almonds. This confection is very much a part of French tradition as it is offered at weddings, baptisms, and communions. A good-quality dragée is made from a top variety of almond like the Avola. Larger almonds require a thinner layer of sugar, which is considered a sign of quality as the delicate almond flavor won't be overwhelmed by the sugar.

Voyage en France - Vexin Normand - Boisgeloup View All Episodes

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

We continue our tour of the Norman Vexin region with a stop in the hamlet of Boisgeloup, where Pablo Picasso once lived. If you get hungry while strolling around this charming little village, make sure to stop in the bakery Chez Valérie et Patrick Bunel, which won an award for best traditional baguette. You can eat one while admiring the beautiful Saint-Jean-Baptiste Church for a wonderful sensory experience.

Mathilde - Le métro parisien View All Episodes

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Parisians can thank Fulgence Bienvenüe for their metro system, which is so efficient that many people use the names of the metro stations in favor of street names when giving directions. Some of the most interesting stations are Bir-Hakeim, overlooking the Eiffel Tower, and Arts et Métiers, with its old-fashioned industrial design. Some metro stations are a destination in themselves!

Zoom sur l'opéra - "Je t'aime, un peu, beaucoup, aveuglément"

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

A theatrical spectacle called "Je t'aime, un peu, beaucoup, aveuglément" revisited the Oedipus myth, incorporating works on the same theme from twentieth-century French playwrights. The event took place in the Château du Grand-Pressigny, and the public was encouraged to wander around the castle as part of the show.

Patricia - Pas de crédit dans le monde des clones - Part 3 View All Episodes

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

In the last segment of "No Credit in the World of Clones," Patricia and her dog discover that it's not that easy to live without a credit card.

Questions à la con - Tarabuster View All Episodes

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Viewer Discretion Advised

In this episode of "Questions à la con" (Stupid Questions), people on the street give some strange and hilarious responses to questions about obscure French vocabulary. Have a laugh, and learn some new words to impress your friends!

Le Jour où tout a basculé - Nos bébés ont été échangés... - Part 7 View All Episodes

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

After running away from home, Manon finally decides to come back, only to be confronted with Émilie, her parent's biological daughter. Fortunately, Émilie manages to rescue the situation and convinces Manon to stay and speak with her parents.

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