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Vauréal - Denis Lagarde, coutelier View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

After thirty years as a graphic designer, Denis Lagarde decided to switch gears and work in the "completely crazy world" of artisan cutlery, fulfilling a childhood dream.

Vauréal - Laurent Azriel, luthier View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Laurent Azriel is a luthier in Vauréal. In this video, he talks about his craft, how he became a luthier, and the demands of his job, which he loves!

Vauréal - Manon Saenko, En Mille Morceaux View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Manon Saenko works her magic on broken objects that she restores to their former glory. She calls herself the "doctor for objects," as she repairs all kinds of ceramics, ranging from family pieces to archaeological artifacts.

Vauréal - Stéphanie, Asgard Costumes View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

France

Stéphanie makes amazing medieval costumes that she sells at markets and festivals around the country. She even makes them to order for medieval-themed weddings!

Vauréal - Coryn Wolk, Vitraux View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Coryn Wolk makes exquisite creations out of stained glass. She uses several techniques, such as the lead and Tiffany methods, as well as oven fusion.

Vauréal - Véronique Schneider View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Véronique Schneider is a milliner, or hatmaker, who worked for the Comédie-Française in Paris and then moved to the Cour des Arts in Vauréal to make custom hats that anyone can wear.

Uderzo et Goscinny - 1968

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

In tribute to Uderzo's passing, we revisit the history of the famous comic strip Asterix and Obelix. In an old interview, Uderzo and Goscinny explain how they came up with Asterix in 1959.

Pep's - Réparation de parapluies

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Thierry Millet is an umbrella repairer in Paris, and one of last remaining ones in France. He shares his wealth of knowledge and some interesting umbrella facts. Did you know that the first umbrella dates from 6500 B.C.?

Victoria - dirigeante de Millymenthe

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Victoria manages Millymenthe, one of the last remaining herbalist's shops in France. If you're ever in the Essonne area, stop by the shop and enjoy the specialty of the region, a delicious peppermint tea.

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 2 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 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.

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