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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Miniji - Michel View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France Brittany

Let's go to Brittany for a spot of sailing! A specially designed boat called the Miniji allows handicapped people to sail and compete in regattas.

Lionel - Les dragées de Verdun - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Lionel takes us inside an amazing store filled with multicolored candies called dragées, or sugared almonds. This confection is very much a part of French tradition as it is offered at weddings, baptisms, and communions. A good-quality dragée is made from a top variety of almond like the Avola. Larger almonds require a thinner layer of sugar, which is considered a sign of quality as the delicate almond flavor won't be overwhelmed by the sugar.

Voyage dans Paris - Cour de l'Industrie - Part 3 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Daniel Benchimol visits Aline Putot, a renowned sculptor whose studio is located in the Cour de l'Industrie (Industry Courtyard), a revived artisan district in the eleventh arrondissement of Paris. Her craft requires very old tools, some dating from the nineteenth century, as well as more modern ones. Enjoy her beautiful creations!

TV Vendée - Idée sortie: le labyrinthe de maïs de Pressin View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

The corn maze (maize maze?) in Saint-Genis-Laval is a fun vacation activity for kids and adults alike, with puzzles and games to solve as you make your way through. This year's theme is "Robots and Humans."

Joanna - La course à pied: Conseils View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

You'll learn some very useful information about running in this video—from what to wear to how to plan a run according to your own physical abilities. It's all about maintaining a "cardiopulmonary balance" and gradually working up to faster speeds and longer distances without over-exerting yourself. Take a break from your French studies and go for a nice jog!

Actu Vingtième - Fête du quartier Python-Duvernois View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France, West Africa

The Python-Duvernois neighborhood, on the outskirts of Paris, is having its annual neighborhood fair (you can also find coverage of last year's fair here on Yabla). The locals look forward to getting together, meeting new neighbors, having fun, and eating yummy food prepared by some of the residents.

Bateau sport 100% électrique - Le Nautique 196 E

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Canada

The Nautique 196E is a high-power ski boat that runs entirely on electric power. Come take a tour of this eco-friendly craft and learn about all its impressive features.

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.

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