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Les Enfoirés - On demande pas la lune

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France

For the opening of the show "Dans l’Œil des Enfoirés" (In the Eye of the Bastards) in 2011, Jean-Jacques Goldman sang the song "On demande pas la lune" (We Aren't Asking for the Moon). French singers and artists Patricia Kaas, Maxime Le Forestier, Lorie, Maurane, Mimie Mathy, and many more joined in the singing in honor of the late comedic actor Coluche, who founded the soup kitchen "Les Restos du Cœur" (Restaurants of the Heart).

Le saviez-vous? - La poésie française: Baudelaire - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

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France

Patricia introduces one of France's most renowned poets, Charles Baudelaire. His major work, Les Fleurs du Mal (The Flowers of Evil), is still the most studied poetry collection in French schools and was as much a source of controversy as admiration in his day. Baudelaire's love affair with his muse, actress Jeanne Duval, was a main source of inspiration for Les Fleurs du Mal.

Le saviez-vous? - "On est pas sorti de l'auberge!" View Series

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France

Where does the expression on n'est pas sorti de l'auberge (we aren't out of the inn) come from? Find out its meaning in this video.

Le saviez-vous? - Le carnaval en France View Series

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France

The Carnival of Nice is famous around the world for its colorful parade of floats covered in flowers. You can even participate in a "battle" of flowers that are grown in abundance in the region.

Le saviez-vous? - L'art culinaire français View Series

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France

This episode of "Le saviez-vous?" (Did You Know?) is about French gastronomy. You will learn a lot of useful vocabulary relating to food, and you can look forward to sampling delicious dishes.

Voyage en France - Vexin Normand - Gisors - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

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France

There's a lot to explore in the Saint-Gervais-Saint-Protais Church in Gisors, including a towering wooden organ, a magnificent mural, and a spiral staircase. Daniel Benchimol gives us a detailed tour of this stunning work of architecture, which he counts as one of the most beautiful churches in Normandy.

Lionel - Cathédrale Saint-Étienne de Metz View Series

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France

We continue our visit to Metz with Lionel, who takes us inside the Saint-Étienne Cathedral, famous for its huge stained glass windows. After that, if you don't feel like walking, you can take the little tourist train and enjoy the sites at a leisurely pace.

Le saviez-vous? - Le romantisme français View Series

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France

It's been said that Paris is the most romantic city in the world. In this video, you will discover the origin of the word "romantic" and learn about the romanticism movement, which originated not from France as one might expect, but from England and Germany and later took hold in France.

Lionel - à Wissembourg View Series

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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.

Voyage dans Paris - Le 10ème Arrondissement - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

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France

Daniel Benchimol takes us to the tenth arrondissement to discover the Trinity Church, the "Peinture Céramique" building, and other little havens of peace in Paris. Daniel also introduces us to the Brabant Hotel and the 1950s-themed restaurant Playtime, inspired by Jacques Tati.

Voyage en France - La ville de Senlis - Part 3 View Series View This Episode

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France

In this third episode on the medieval town of Senlis, Daniel Benchimol introduces us to the Venery Museum or hunting museum. The museum displays not only traditional uniforms of the Spahis but also the special architecture, painting, music, and art linked to the "venery" activities.

Musée du quai Branly - Quelques informations sur le musée

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France

The Quai Branly Museum in Paris is devoted to the indigenous art of Africa, Asia, Oceania, and the Americas. The building is surrounded by a massive plant wall and features a gorgeous anthropology library. Make sure to check it out during your next visit!

Il était une fois - les Explorateurs - 10. Amerigo Vespucci - Part 7 View Series View This Episode

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France

Vespuccia or America? In the last episode of this fun cartoon, we find out how the name of the new continent now known as "America" came about.

Il était une fois - les Explorateurs - 10. Amerigo Vespucci - Part 4 View Series View This Episode

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France

The explorers are exploring a new territory, full of lush vegetation, exotic wildlife, and, to the joy of a few explorers, gold! Perhaps they could use a lesson on the dangers of greed...

Il était une fois - les Explorateurs - 10. Amerigo Vespucci - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

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France

He may not know it yet, but Amerigo Vespucci's life is about to change. Though he works as a successful banker, Amerigo feels restless and aspires to greater things. Luckily, Lorenzo de' Medici has offered him the opportunity of a lifetime: a trip to Spain to help Christopher Columbus prepare for an expedition to the Indies.

Flora - et le théâtre

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France

Flora tells us about her love of theater, what it means to her, and how it helped her overcome her shyness.

Le Journal - French North African Film View Series

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France, Morocco

Opening night in Casablanca for the movie “Indigènes” (English title “Days of Glory”) provided a special opportunity for some of the subjects of the film to reflect upon their past, and for Moroccans and the French to talk about their future.

Melissa Mars - Mozart, L'opéra rock - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

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France

Fate works in funny ways. Melissa’s tale of how she came to be in “Mozart L’Opéra Rock” shows us that some things are just written in the stars. We’re glad she agreed.

Vous avez du talent - Paulin - "Elle" View Series

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France

Another treat from the land of the young, ambitious, and—dare we say it?—talented: the group Paulin performs their emotional song “Elle” for us.

Vous avez du talent - Cassandre - "Je te saoule" View Series

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France

Cassandre, another contestant on “Vous avez du talent,” accompanied by her guitarist, lets us know that she likes herself just the way she is! Who would you vote for: Cassandre or Bamissa? We think they both have beaucoup de talent!

Vous avez du talent - Bamissa - "Ingrat" View Series

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France

Bamissa, contestant on local French channel’s IDF1’s show “Vous avez du talent” (“You’ve got talent”), sings a moving a cappella ballad. We agree with the voters—she does have talent!

Fanny et Corrine - Langues et cultures View Series

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France

In our last interview with Fanny and Corrine, we hear a bit more about Brittany and learn about multiculturalism in France and how cultures can influence languages.

Fanny & Corrine parlent de la mode - La mode à bas prix View Series

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France

Fanny and Corrine show us that you don’t have to be rich to be fashionable! On this shopping trip, we get tips on where to get the best trends for less—and what the final touch to any outfit should be.

Amal et Caroline - Moulin Rouge View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Amal and Caroline are in Pigalle in Paris to tell us about the Moulin Rouge, the famous cabaret where French cancan dancers put on a great show. Contrary to what its name might suggest, the Moulin Rouge (literally, "Red Windmill") was never used as a windmill.

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