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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.

Sophie et Patrice - Les lampes de Sophie - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

France

Sophie explains in greater detail how she makes lamps out of old jam jars. She has some blue ones that make great night-lights, and some brighter ones that are perfect for reading.

Sophie et Patrice - Les lampes de Sophie - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

France

Sophie explains her hobby to Patrice. She makes fun lamps out of vintage American canning jars to which she applies a cold plating solution to make them look aged.

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.

Claire et Philippe - La campagne View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

France

Claire talks with Philippe about her holiday in the countryside. Then the conversation drifts to their respective children and their little adventures in the park.

Voyage en France - Chantilly - Part 3 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

In the final part of his tour of Chantilly, Daniel takes us back to the "Potager des Princes" (Princes' Vegetable Garden) and introduces us to some adorable barnyard critters, including a rooster, a pigeon, and some rabbits. The rabbits even have their own French-style village to roam around in, complete with a café, a town hall, and some villas too!

Voyage en France - Chantilly - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Continuing his tour of the town of Chantilly, Daniel takes us to a bucolic vegetable garden called the "Potager des Princes" (Princes' Vegetable Garden), which was frequented by many of France's most famous writers and dramatists, including Racine, Molière, and the Madame de Sévigné. Today it also includes a goat petting zoo!

Voyage en France - Chantilly - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

In this video, Daniel shows us around the town of Chantilly, famous for its horse races and for its beloved Chantilly cream (also known as whipped cream). You'll get an inside look at the town's beautiful racetrack, which is home to over three hundred events each year.

Voyage en France - Dourdan - Part 4 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

In the last episode on the town of Dourdan, Daniel shows us the Abbaye de L'Ouÿe (literally, "Hearing Abbey"). Legend has it that King Louis VII commissioned it in honor of his friends and loved ones who heard his cries when he was lost in the forest one day.

Voyage en France - Dourdan - Part 3 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Dourdan is a historic town with a magnificent church called the Église de Saint-Germain l'Auxerrois. Renamed the "Temple of Victorious Reason" during the Revolution, the church now contains a statue that bears a striking resemblance to Darth Vader (known as Dark Vador in France).

Voyage en France - Dourdan - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Daniel takes us inside the castle of Dourdan, with its belfry, arrow loops, and many fortifications. This castle has a somewhat unusual history: find out why its roof was knocked off and why it was pretty much impregnable.

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 - Dourdan - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Join Daniel on his discovery of Dourdan, a small town in the Essonne department. This charming place is filled with history and boasts a thirteenth-century covered market that has been rebuilt over the years and is still in use today.

Miniji - Gwendal View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

France

Gwendal explains some of the basics of saiboat racing, including what the various signal flags mean, how to reach the starting line correctly, and how to pass the buoys according to the rules.

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.

Antoine - La Butte-aux-Cailles

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Discover the friendly neighborhood of the Butte-aux-Cailles with Antoine. Although it's in the heart of Paris, this neighborhood feels like a little corner of countryside with all its greenery. And in the evening the village atmosphere comes to life as people, mostly locals, go out for drinks or a meal.

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.

Adrien - Buttes Chaumont View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Discover the beautiful Parc des Buttes Chaumont in Paris with Adrien. This peaceful park used to be an execution site in the thirteenth century. Its gruesome past long forgotten, it is now a peaceful place where Parisians can get away from the city.

Miniji - Patrick View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

France

Competitors are taking part in the "Championnat de Bretagne de Miniji" (Brittany Miniji Championship) in Roscoff, a small port in Brittany. It's a sailing race that is similar to the America's Cup but with smaller boats especially designed for people with disability. The competitors had to abandon this round due to lack of wind.

Lionel L - Quai d'Austerlitz View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

When the weather is nice, Parisians meet up on the riverbanks every weekend to dance, talk, and spend time with friends. For those who love dancing, there are free salsa, hip-hop, and Afro-Cuban dance lessons. It's a party!

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