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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.

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.

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.

Le Monde - L’astrologie fonctionne-t-elle ? View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

This video from Le Monde explores the popular and scientific views of astrology. After a brief description of how birth charts are created, the video asks whether astrology "works" at all.

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.

Voyage en France - Nogent-sur-Marne - Part 4 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

This video on Nogent-sur-Marne focuses on the town's beautiful architectural heritage, from the Royal Palace Cinema, to the art nouveau houses, to the Coignard mansion and its gardens. Daniel concludes with a discussion of the song that made Nogent famous, "Le petit vin blanc" (The Little White Wine).

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.

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!

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