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Gilles de 'Paname Workshop' - Créateur d'objets de décoration

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Gilles Martineau is a craftsman who makes beautiful objects out of concrete. Using 3D software, he first designs a mold that he prints himself with a 3D printer. Then he pours concrete into the mold to create his art.

Voyage en France - Nogent-sur-Marne - Part 4 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

This video on Nogent-sur-Marne focuses on the town's beautiful architectural heritage, from the Royal Palace Cinema, to the art nouveau houses, to the Coignard mansion and its gardens. Daniel concludes with a discussion of the song that made Nogent famous, "Le petit vin blanc" (The Little White Wine).

Maison Légeron - Boutique de fleurs artificielles

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Bruno Légeron tells us about his family business of making artificial flowers and feathers for fashion houses and the movie industry. The Maison Légeron dates all the way back to 1727.

Voyage en France - Nogent-sur-Marne - Part 3 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Along the banks of the Marne, Daniel gives us some more insight into the town of Nogent-sur-Marne, including a few real estate tips and a brief biography of Jean Sablon, a famous crooner of French chansons who was born in the town.

Voyage en France - Nogent-sur-Marne - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

In addition to housing the second largest port in the Paris region, Nogent-sur-Marne also includes a promenade dedicated to the "accordion queen" Yvette Horner and a square named after the famous Corsican singer Tino Rossi. The latter is located on the Marne River's "Île de Beauté" (Island of Beauty), which is also a nickname for Corsica.

Voyage en France - Nogent-sur-Marne - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Nogent-sur-Marne is a charming town that has been the home of many celebrities, including the scientist Marie Curie and the singer Charles Trenet. Daniel shows us some of the town's beautiful landmarks, including the Baltard Pavilion and the Passerelle des Arts.

Bicloune - Magasin de vélos à Paris

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Bicloune is a unique bicycle shop in Paris with a wide variety of models, from antique bikes from 1905 to contemporary foldable ones. Audrey Hepburn supposedly used to ride a bicycle like one found in this store.

Les Restos du Cœur - 31ème campagne

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

The Restos du Cœur, founded by comedian Coluche in 1985, are still going strong. The restaurants have distributed over one hundred twenty-eight million balanced meals to the disadvantaged in France. Since Coluche died in 1986, volunteers have taken over the restaurants and have helped thousands of people.

Voyage en France - Lagny-sur-Marne - Part 4 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Daniel gives us a historical overview of the town of Lagny-sur-Marne, about thirty kilometers southeast of Paris. This small town is full of historical landmarks dating from the Middle Ages, and includes many Art Nouveau-style buildings from the Belle Époque. On a more whimsical note, you will also find a free outdoor library made up of a few books and DVDs in a glass case. Help yourself but don't forget to put them back!

Voyage en France - Lagny-sur-Marne - Part 3 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Daniel continues his visit to Lagny-sur-Marne, a small town where extraordinary events took place. Joan of Arc is said to have performed a miracle there on her second visit to Lagny. And the abbey-church of Saint Pierre once harbored a great secret: a nail from Jesus's cross. Unfortunately, the nail was lost, but not forgotten, as it now features on Lagny's coat of arms.

Voyage en France - Lagny-sur-Marne - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Daniel shows us some more of Lagny-sur-Marne. This small town is famous for its battle with the English (or les Anglois in Old French), valiantly fought by Joan of Arc in 1430. You will also find more peaceful sites like the washhouse, where, by municipal decree, everyone had to be silent....

Voyage en France - Lagny-sur-Marne - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Daniel Benchimol takes us to Lagny-sur-Marne, a medieval town on the outskirts of Paris. If history is not your thing, you can visit a small museum where neo-impressionists works are displayed. The pioneers of pointillism made their debut in this charming little town.

Alain Etoundi - Allez tous vous faire enfilmer! - Part 3 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

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In the final segment of Alain Etoundi's Allez tous vous faire enfilmer! (Go Film Yourselves!), Etoundi denounces the French criminal justice system, which tends to punish poor people of color more heavily than affluent white people who commit similar crimes.

Alain Etoundi - Allez tous vous faire enfilmer! - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Viewer Discretion Advised

A black mother who joined the film project launched by Alain Etoundi is critical of movies that don't portray black people accurately and perpetuate stereotypes. She says there's a dearth of good movies with positive role models for young black people.

Alain Etoundi - Allez tous vous faire enfilmer! - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Viewer Discretion Advised

After multiple organizations refused to finance his film Un frère comme moi (A Brother Like Me), Alain Etoundi decided to speak out by making a short film called Allez tous vous faire enfilmer! (Go Film Yourselves!). He criticizes the French film industry for not doing justice to suburban black communities, preferring instead to churn out films with stereotypical black characters.

Voyage en France - Chambourcy View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Discover Chambourcy with Daniel Benchimol. Chambourcy is a small town on the outskirts of Paris that is full of charming surprises. An interesting garden called Le Désert de Retz will take you back through time with eclectic constructions reminiscent of extinct civilizations.

Demain - Trailer

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Cyril Dion, Mélanie Laurent, and their crew set out to discover how people are trying to make the world a better place. They travel to Reunion Island, Finland, Belgium, India, Great Britain, the United States, Switzerland, Sweden, and Iceland for their documentary Demain (Tomorrow).

Morlaix - Visite de l’atelier View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Enjoy browsing through this charming boutique in Brittany called "La Dilettante." There, you'll find an eclectic range of objects and paintings on driftwood, linen, and traditional canvas, all with a distinct nautical or country theme.

Le Plan Voisin - Le projet fou auquel Paris a échappé

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Paris would be an entirely different city today if the architect Le Corbusier had carried out his ambitious project for the capital. But Minister of Culture André Malraux put a stop to this and set out to preserve the historic heritage of Paris by introducing a new law. Find out what Paris could have looked like in this video!

Le Jour où tout a basculé - À la recherche de mon père - Part 9 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Enzo could not be happier. At last, he is reunited with his father, and his sister!

Le Jour où tout a basculé - À la recherche de mon père - Part 8 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Enzo and Brice have an unexpected visit from Murielle at the café. After eavesdropping on their conversation, she walks up to them and calls out Alain's name, hoping that Brice will respond and reveal his true identity. Instead, Brice draws a blank face and flees the scene.

Le Jour où tout a basculé - À la recherche de mon père - Part 7 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Enzo has not heard from Angèle since the fiasco of his last visit, but he does hear from Brice, who contacts him unexpectedly to share stories about his father. Enzo finds out that Brice used to be a very close friend of his father's, and Enzo is thrilled to gather some information at last.

Le Jour où tout a basculé - À la recherche de mon père - Part 6 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Enzo ruined his chances with Angèle, and their budding romance is shattered. Angèle feels totally betrayed as she learns the real reason of his pursuit: the search for his father.

Le Jour où tout a basculé - À la recherche de mon père - Part 5 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Enzo meets Angèle's dad Brice again and seizes the opportunity to take a picture of him by pretending to admire his tattoo. His hopes of finding his real father are dashed when he shows his mother the photograph, and she doesn't recognize the face. The only bright spot in all this is that Angèle may not be his sister after all.

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