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Le Journal - Nuits artistiques View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Nuits Blanches, French ambiance, old movies and nouvel art make Paris by night even more exciting.

Le Mans TV - Horoscope: Capricorne View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

If you happen to be a Capricorn, you should hear what astrologist François Lambert says the stars have in store for you in 2011. Otherwise, no matter what your sign, we foresee a mastery of the French language in your future!

Le Mans TV - Horoscope: Scorpion View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Attention all Scorpios: according to François Lambert, the year 2011 will present many challenges to your love life. But don’t worry––learning French will just keep getting easier and easier!

Le saviez-vous? - Les synonymes View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

In this video you will learn about synonyms, words that share the same general meaning but convey different degrees of intensity, illustrated by various examples of feelings. Armed with this new vocabulary, you should never be at a loss for words, whether you're overjoyed or wild with anger!

Le saviez-vous? - Conversation entre amis View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

France

In this video, you'll hear an informal conversation between two friends who share a strong resemblance....

Lea & Lionel L - Le parc de Bercy - Part 1 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Join Lionel and Léa, who are having a good time in the pleasant Bercy Park. It's a favorite for the locals, who congregate there as soon as the sun is out.

Lea & Lionel L - Le parc de Bercy - Part 2 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

If you need a respite from the hustle and bustle of Paris, follow Lionel and Lea's recommendation and go to the Parc de Bercy in the twelfth arrondissement. There, you can enjoy a little wildlife (including insect hotels!), a "romantic garden," and much more.

Lea & Lionel L - Bibliothèque François Mitterrand - Part 1 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Lea and Lionel take a trip to the thirteenth arrondissement of Paris to visit the new National Library of France, also called the François Mitterrand Library. The library is comprised of four book-shaped towers: the Tower of Time, the Tower of Laws, the Tower of Letters, and the Tower of Numbers.

Lea & Lionel L - Bibliothèque François Mitterrand - Part 2 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

The François Mitterrand Library, part of the Bibliothèque nationale de France (National Library of France), is comprised of four large towers in the shape of open books. Lea notes that most of the library's visitors are specialists in art, science, and architecture rather than students.

Leçons avec Lionel - Salutations View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Newbie Newbie

France

Do you know when to say bonsoir and when to say bonne nuit? Do you know when le matin ends and l'après-midi begins? If not, Lionel will tell you all you need to know about greeting people in French according to the time of day. Keep in mind that France uses the 24 hour clock.

Lionel - Verdun - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Lionel Brigeot takes us to the northeast of France to the town of Verdun, where the famous Battle of Verdun took place during World War I. Follow Lionel up the Victory Steps, commemorating the battle in which more than one hundred sixty-three thousand soldiers lost their lives.

Lionel - Verdun - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Lionel stays in Verdun for part two of this series. You will see the remains of the famous Battle of Verdun, which took place in 1916 and lasted ten months. The French soldiers were called poilus or "hairy men" because of their unshaven faces. Verdun also has a magnificent cathedral with stained glass windows.

Lionel - Les dragées de Verdun - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Lionel takes us inside a shop that sells "dragées" (sugared almonds), which are the specialty of Verdun. These treats come in all colors and flavors, from chocolate to marzipan to hazelnut. If you want to try the famous "dragées," be sure to visit this shop in Verdun on your next trip to France!

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.

Lionel - Le vin de Toul - Part 1 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Lionel visits a winery in the Lorraine region, which was full of vineyards in Roman times. Only a fraction of those vineyards remain today. This particular winery produces a wine called "Gris de Toul" (Toul Gray) due to the grayish color of the grapes during the fermentation process.

Lionel - Le vin de Toul - Part 2 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Lionel visits a vineyard in Bruley near Toul. In this video, the wine grower Isabelle explains the advantages of high vines versus low ones. The high vines are easier to maintain.

Lionel L - Les voies sur berges View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Every summer, the city of Paris organizes activities to entertain Parisians who don't go on holiday. On the banks of the Seine, you'll be able to play chess or checkers and feel like you're on vacation. There are also plenty of activities for children.

Lionel L - La fête de la récup View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Lionel takes us to a repurposing festival. It's the second edition of this festival in the Marais neighborhood, offering a great opportunity to recycle, repurpose, and reuse everyday objects that would otherwise be discarded. It's also a great way of taking care of our planet.

Lionel L - La Place des Vosges View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France Parisian

Lionel is in the Place des Vosges in Paris on a chilly June day. The square is busier than previous years due to a recent flood along the Seine. Parisians like to go out in the fresh air, bring a picnic, a bottle of wine, or simply work on their laptop in the many parks scattered around the city.

Lionel L - Quai d'Austerlitz View Series View This Episode

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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