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Lionel - L'usine de madeleines de Liverdun - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Lionel continues his behind-the-scenes tour of the madeleine factory. It only takes one hour to make a thousand of these iconic French sweets!

Lea & Lionel L - Le parc de Bercy - Part 2 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

If you need a respite from the hustle and bustle of Paris, follow Lionel and Lea's recommendation and go to the Parc de Bercy in the twelfth arrondissement. There, you can enjoy a little wildlife (including insect hotels!), a "romantic garden," and much more.

Le Jour où tout a basculé - Mon père s'oppose à ma passion - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Clara takes her father's refusal to allow her to become a dancer very badly. After he tears up her dance course enrollment form, she storms off and swears never to come back. Desperate, she thinks she has found a way to put an end to her woes.

Elisa - et sa maman

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Elisa speaks with her mom about the good old days when technology was not so invasive. Her mom reminisces about the times when you had to write a letter instead of sending an email or text. Still, she admits that modern life has its advantages, now that you can video chat with faraway relatives.

Lea & Lionel L - Bibliothèque François Mitterrand - Part 1 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Lea and Lionel take a trip to the thirteenth arrondissement of Paris to visit the new National Library of France, also called the François Mitterrand Library. The library is comprised of four book-shaped towers: the Tower of Time, the Tower of Laws, the Tower of Letters, and the Tower of Numbers.

Voyage en France - Poissy - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Daniel Benchimol takes us to the town of Poissy, about twenty kilometers from Paris. The town name is derived from the word poisson (fish) due to its once important fishing industry.

Le Jour où tout a basculé - Mon père s'oppose à ma passion - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

In part one of "My Father Opposes My Passion," we learn the source of the conflict between a teenage girl, Clara, and her father. She dreams of becoming of dancer, but he is totally opposed to her plans. A chance encounter with a homeless man is about to change her life.

Lionel L - La Bastille View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

The Paris mayor's office set up an outdoor exhibition at the Bastille recounting events that took place on the site of the famous prison. Most people know that the Bastille was stormed during the French Revolution of 1789, but not many people are aware of other important events that took place before and after the Revolution.

Voyage en France - Montfort-l'Amaury - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Daniel Benchimol continues his tour of the small medieval town of Montfort-l'Amaury, an hour west of Paris. He takes us to an unusual cemetery building that has a human skull in every corner. On a less spooky note, Daniel tells us about famous figures who have lived in Montfort, such as the composer Maurice Ravel and the singer Charles Aznavour.

Johnny Hallyday - Seul

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Johnny Hallyday's song "Seul" (Alone) is from his 2014 album "Rester Vivant" (Staying Alive). His performance is especially moving now that this famous rock star is no longer with us (Johnny died on December 5, 2017). The poignant lyrics seem like a farewell to his family and his fans.

Boursorama - Voici pourquoi il n'y a plus de beurre dans votre supermarché...

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

The price of butter has skyrocketed in the past year. It's a concern for French people, bakeries, and supermarkets alike. As you may know, butter is a basic and indispensable ingredient in French cuisine. Multiple reasons are cited in this video for this sudden increase. Let's hope it's only temporary!

Voyage en France - Montfort-l'Amaury - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Daniel takes us to another town within easy reach of Paris. Monfort-l'Amaury boasts a huge church called the Église Saint Pierre et Saint Paul with some magnificent stained glass windows. If you are a music lover, you might want to check out Maurice Ravel's house, where he composed many of his great works, including Le Boléro.

Ça Zap! - Johnny Hallyday est mort à 74 ans

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

France is mourning the death of Johnny Hallyday, the biggest French rock 'n' roll star of all time. With a career spanning fifty-seven years, over one hundred million albums sold, and dozens of hit songs, the "Elvis Presley of France" leaves a huge legacy to his fans who will still be able to enjoy his music.

Lea & Lionel L - Le parc de Bercy - Part 1 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Join Lionel and Léa, who are having a good time in the pleasant Bercy Park. It's a favorite for the locals, who congregate there as soon as the sun is out.

Le Jour où tout a basculé - J'ai volé pour nourrir mon fils - Part 9 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Sarah is at a complete loss when fate intervenes in her favor. As she leaves work in despair, she happens to overhear a telephone conversation that will turn the tables for her.

Le saviez-vous? - La négation - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Newbie Newbie

France

Patricia demonstrates negation with compound tenses. Negation in French involves two words, ne and pas, which have to be placed in just the right order. Find out how it's done in this video!

France 3 - Les conséquences de la crise du beurre View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Faced with a butter shortage in France, this bakery is among the few that are choosing to wait in hopes that the price of butter will drop. Apparently, customers are too fond of the bakery's delicious pastries to let a price increase deter them. After all, pastries are some of life's essentials in France...

Lionel - L'usine de madeleines de Liverdun - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Lionel meets with Steven, who works in the madeleine factory. Without giving away too much of the secret family recipe, he shows us how these delicious specialties are made. The first step is to crack over three liters of eggs!

Adrien - Rue des Martyrs

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Adrien talks to us about Paris's Rue des Martyrs [Martyrs Street]. There, a hapless bishop, Saint Denis, was decapitated. He supposedly carried his severed head in his hand all the way up the street. But rest assured, the street has none of its gruesome past. It's filled with restaurants, bars, cafes, and cabarets to keep you entertained and happy.

Le Jour où tout a basculé - J'ai volé pour nourrir mon fils - Part 8 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Sarah is desperate as she faces a terrible situation and wrongful accusations. She is about to lose her job over a theft that she didn't commit.

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