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Laurent Leclercq - Restauration de meubles anciens

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Laurent Leclercq is a specialist in the restoration of antique furniture. He's so passionate about his craft that he finds excuses to go into the studio when he's on vacation!

Lionel & Lahlou - La grève View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

In Paris, Lionel talks to Lahlou about the ordeal of getting to and from work during the recent pension reform strikes. With ten out of fourteen subway lines closed, Lahlou's commute can take upwards of three hours.

Giulia - Sa marque de bijoux 'Desidero'

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

France

Giulia has been a jewelry maker since 2012, when she launched her Desidero brand. You can see and buy her creations in her boutique and studio located in Paris.

Sandra - Gérante de "Gîte Arbonne"

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

You can get away from it all just an hour away from Paris by visiting Sandra's alternative accommodation in Arbonne-la-Forêt. You can choose between a tree house or a cottage in the heart of the forest and enjoy the wildlife. There's no public lighting, so the animals won't be disturbed.

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.

Karen - Les huiles essentielles

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Karen is passionate about essential oils In this video she talks about some of her favorite ones and their therapeutic properties.

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.

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.

Lionel - En studio d'enregistrement - Part 4 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

France

Norbert explains the intricacies of a recording studio and the latest technology and trends in the music industry. He also tells us who the first artist to use auto-tune was.

Lionel - En studio d'enregistrement - Part 3 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

France

Lionel interviews Norbert, the proud owner of the state-of-the-art recording studio Crazy Sound. What started as a sideline business has now become a full-time occupation and passion. The studio welcomes both semi-professional and well-known artists.

Lionel - En studio d'enregistrement - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

France

Lionel tries out his friend's recording studio by singing Joe Dassin's "Dans les yeux d'Émilie" (In Émilie's Eyes), a love song set in the harsh winter of Quebec.

Lionel - En studio d'enregistrement - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Lionel introduces us to Norbert, a former mailman who always had an interest in music and, after retiring, finally got to pursue his passion by setting up his own recording studio.

Le saviez-vous? - La Maison de l'Olive à Nice - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

What's the difference between tapenade and olive paste? What needs to be done to olives to make them consumable? Find out in this video!

Patrice Zana - L'artiste et ses inspirations - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Patrice Zana's Dada-inspired artwork relies heavily on wordplay. In this video he discusses his pieces Caisse à dire ("Talking Box," a pun on qu'est-ce à dire [what does it mean]), Boîte à choses sûres ("Box of Sure Things," a pun on boîte à chaussures [shoe box]), and more.

Serge Amoruso - Spécialiste en haute maroquinerie

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Serge Amoruso is an artisan extraordinaire who makes exquisite leather goods, from high-end bags to more artistic objects. Each piece is unique and takes anywhere from six months to two years to make.

Samuel Gassmann - Créateur de boutons de manchette

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Samuel Gassmann is an artisan who makes unconventional cufflinks of all different types: he has one set representing the "totality of time," and another inspired by the Happy Families card game. Be sure to stop by his new store the next time you're in Paris!

SongJa Flûtes - Spécialiste de la flûte traversière

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Sophie-SongJa Lévy takes us into her music workshop, SongJa Flûtes. She is a transverse flute (concert flute) specialist who will show you the different parts of the instrument and teach you a few technical terms.

Patrice Zana - L'artiste et ses inspirations - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Patrice Zana is a poet-artist inspired by the Dada movement and the concept of détournement (literally, "diversion," "hijacking"). He invented the term bris colisme to describe his practice, which employs fragmentation, collage, and wordplay in a variety of media.

Le saviez-vous? - La Maison de l'Olive à Nice - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Learn all about olives with this olive merchant from Nice. This lovely store, "La Maison de l'Olive," has all kinds of olive delicacies from the region and across the Mediterranean basin. Did you know that the olive groves (oliveraies) in the Nice region were planted by the Greeks?

Micro-Trottoirs - Compliments, à pile ou face View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

In this video, people on the street are asked about the best compliments they ever received... and the worst.

Le saviez-vous? - La socca, spécialité niçoise View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Socca is a simple dish that you can only find in Nice. A local family business has been serving this delicious, filling pastry made of garbanzo beans for generations. If you're passing through, don't forget to stop by and try it!

Actu Vingtième - Le bleu dans les yeux, recyclerie de Belleville View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

"Upcycling" centers are popping up all over the world, including in the 20th arrondissement of Paris. The neighborhood celebrated the opening of a new upcycling and repurposing center, the Ressource de Belleville, where residents can bring goods to be repurposed and resold.

Watt’s In - Zaz : On Ira Interview Exclu View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

In her interview with "Watt's In," Zaz talks about her debut in the music industry and her very first concert in Germany. She expresses her genuine surprise concerning the recent success of her hit songs "Je veux" (I Want) and "On ira" (We'll Go) and is learning to deal with the demands and expectations of her fans.

Georges - Breizh Numismat

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Georges collects coins that he sells to other collectors. His customers are especially interested in buying old American dollar coins, some of which even have two holes in them! Coins were more than just a currency—they were once used as buttons, jewelry, and even lucky charms.

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