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Professeur Joseph Melone - L'origine du mot France View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Professor Joseph Melone explains to us how countries got their name. He shares some very interesting insights on the origin of the name "France," coming from the word franc.

Lionel - Vaucouleurs - Part 3 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

We continue our visit to Vaucouleurs, a small town where Joan of Arc spent part of her life. Her story sparked many legends and anecdotes, one of which concerns a magical linden tree...

Lionel - Vaucouleurs - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Nathalie explains how Joan of Arc's persistence paid off. She passed through the France Gate in Vaucouleurs to meet her destiny defending her country.

Lionel - Vaucouleurs - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

We go from Domrémy, where Joan of Arc was born, to Vaucouleurs, where her story really begins. She was called to defend France even though her hometown wasn't technically part of it.

Lionel - Le musée de Jeanne d'Arc - Part 4 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

We conclude our visit to the Joan of Arc museum with a look at Joan's influence through the ages. Did you know that the company that used Joan's image the most in advertising was Laughing Cow cheese?

Lionel - Le musée de Jeanne d'Arc - Part 3 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Discover some more amazing facts about Joan of Arc. Did you know that she is the French figure about whom the most films and books have been made, surpassing even Napoleon and de Gaulle?

Lionel - Le musée de Jeanne d'Arc - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

The second room of the Joan of Arc museum is dedicated to the iconography of the saint, including a bronze sculpture by Prosper D'Épinay.

Lionel - Le musée de Jeanne d'Arc - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Lionel and Nathalie take us to the Joan of Arc Museum, where you will discover many of her portraits. Interestingly, none of these portraits were made during her lifetime and nobody knows for sure what she looked like.

Lionel - Jeanne d'Arc à Vaucouleurs View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Come to Vaucouleurs and discover the crypt where Joan of Arc used to pray during her stays. Also check out the interactive museum where Joan will bring history to life and ask you questions!

Lionel - La maison de Jeanne d'Arc - Part 3 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

We conclude our tour of Joan of Arc's birthplace with a look at the very spot where she heard divine voices for the first time. You don't want to miss this!

Lionel - La maison de Jeanne d'Arc - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

We continue our tour of Joan of Arc's childhood home in the bedroom she shared with her sister. Joan used to look out the window to contemplate the town church.

Lionel - La maison de Jeanne d'Arc - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

In this tour of Joan of Arc's childhood home in Domrémy, you'll get to see the room where the iconic figure was born.

Lionel - L'Église de Domrémy - Part 4 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

In the final part of Lionel and Roger's tour of the Domrémy basilica, you will discover a painting depicting Joan of Arc's tragic end at the stake.

Lionel - L'Église de Domrémy - Part 3 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Lionel takes us inside the Saint Joan of Arc Basilica, which contains several paintings depicting events in Joan's life.

Lionel - L'Église de Domrémy - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Join Lionel and Roger in front of the Domrémy basilica dedicated to Joan of Arc. You will find out some more about her family, as well as a surprising fact about Roger's!

Lionel - L'Église de Domrémy - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Lionel is with Roger in the town of Domrémy, the birthplace of Joan of Arc. You will discover the statue of the three saints who spoke to Joan at the age of thirteen and a half, as legend has it.

Vidéméra - Histoire et origine du sapin de Noël

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

In this video, you will discover the origins of the Christmas tree. This tradition dates back to Roman times, when people used to decorate their houses with conifer branches to celebrate the winter solstice.

Le Monde - Comment Napoléon a conquis (et perdu) l’Europe - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

How did Napoleon conquer and then lose nearly all of Europe in a span of just fifteen years? Find out in the second part of this series.

Le Monde - Comment Napoléon a conquis (et perdu) l’Europe - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

At its peak, under Napoleon, the French territory was three times as large as it is today thanks to the emperor's very successful military campaigns. What was his secret?

Le Monde - Commune de Paris : les premières photos manipulées de l’histoire ? - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

The first massively photographed insurrection, the Paris Commune, which began on March 18, 1871, revealed the extraordinary power of images, both close to reality and subtly manipulated.

Le Monde - Commune de Paris : les premières photos manipulées de l’histoire ? - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

The Paris Commune was one of the first extensively photographed revolutionary movements. In its infancy, photography wasn't able to capture motion, but professionals from both sides understood the power of images and used them to convey their own visions of the events.

La disparition de Saint-Exupéry - Découverte et identification de son avion - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

In part 2 of this video on the disappearance of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, you will find out how the remains of his plane were located and retrieved from the bottom of the sea.

La disparition de Saint-Exupéry - Découverte et identification de son avion - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

In May 2000, Luc Vanrell discovered the P Thirty-Eight Lightning aircraft piloted by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, which was last seen on July 31, 1944. His colleague Philippe Castellano explains how the plane was identified.

Le saviez-vous? - Le casino ou la guerre View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

France

Nice's Jetée-Promenade is the site of a former casino by that name. Built on pilings over the sea, the original building was once a thriving casino attracting many tourists, especially British tourists who flocked to the Riviera.

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