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Actu Vingtième - Vendanges parisiennes View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

A grape harvest right in the heart of Paris? Some might call it a miracle, but the "Vendange Château Charonne" (Charonne Castle Grape Harvest) is celebrated each year with a huge block party in the eleventh arrondissement. There are plenty of prizes to win (thousands, in fact!) and delicious wines to sample.

Actus Quartier - Repair Café View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

People flock to the Repair Café to have their broken devices repaired. The concept was introduced in Holland by a journalist who decided it was much better to fix things rather than throw them away. In a convivial atmosphere, volunteers fix items while you watch or you can fix it yourself with some assistance.

Cap 24 - Démonstration de roller freestyle View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

For Cyril Daniel, freestyle rollerblading is more than just a hobby. The twenty-year-old Parisian has been rollerblading for half of his life!

Cap 24 - Alessandro Di Sarno se met à nu ! View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

In this hilarious video, Allessandro Di Sarno decides to strip (nearly) naked to determine whether Parisians are really as jaded as he thinks they are. Luckily the only violence he suffers is at the hands of an elderly woman, who pokes him with her cane!

Elisa - et sa maman

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Elisa speaks with her mom about the good old days when technology was not so invasive. Her mom reminisces about the times when you had to write a letter instead of sending an email or text. Still, she admits that modern life has its advantages, now that you can video chat with faraway relatives.

Grand Lille TV - Sondage: le voile intégral View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

These brief interviews on the streets of Lille were conducted in order to test the waters of the tricky dispute over the banning of burqa-wearing in public.

Grand Lille TV - Lille contre le massacre en Syrie View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Martine Aubry, the mayor of Lille, is part of a vast citizen mobilization to stop the massacres in Syria. Aubry's deputy director of human rights reflects on the mayor's speech during an official ceremony at the Lille city hall.

Le Figaro - Elle a banni le sucre pendant un an - Part 1 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

France

Danièle Gerkens, a journalist working for Elle magazine, decided to eliminate sugar from her diet for a year. She related her experience in her book Zéro Sucre, explaining that sugar is indeed an addiction, similar to a drug addiction. Are you ready to give up your sweet tooth?

Le Figaro - Elle a banni le sucre pendant un an - Part 2 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

France

Danièle Gerkens, who decided to give up sugar for a year, discovered some unexpected benefits on her health. She claims that she looks younger, feels healthier, and is free of cravings, but she cautions that everyone reacts differently. You can read another interview with her here.

Le Journal - Joëlle Aubron libérée View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Joëlle Aubron, who died in 2006, was freed in 2004 after more than sixteen years in prison. She was a member of Action Directe, a movement which was responsible for a variety of violent events in the 1980s, most notably the assassination of the head of Renault in 1987.

Le Journal - Saint-Exupéry - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

A Lockheed P-38 Lightning, last piloted by noted writer Saint-Exupéry, who presumably went down with it on July 31, 1944, has been found and identified off the coast of Marseille. This gives credence to a local fisherman who, six years ago, claimed to have netted the author’s ID bracelet.

Le Journal - Saint-Exupéry - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Sixty years after the disappearance of literary great Saint-Exupéry, a commemoration is held on the Mediterranean Sea at the spot where his airplane fell.

Le Journal - Nouveaux artistes pluriculturels View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Newcomers Kader Belarbi and Loumia Hiridjee are bringing fresh blood and talent to the French cultural and commercial landscape.

Le Journal - Un sportif handicapé View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

France

Tanguy de la Forest is ready to fly off to the Paralympic Games.

Le Journal - Le photographe Cartier-Bresson View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Henri Cartier-Bresson is arguably France’s most notable contribution to the world of photography.

Le Journal - Maison écologique View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

José Bové may be famous for having dismantled a McDonald’s, but it turns out he also knows a thing or two about building houses — all in line with his alterglobalist ideals!

Le Mans TV - Le Mans: Ouverture d'un nouvel atelier d'artistes View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Meet the various artists in residence at number 39 Saint-Pavin Street in Le Mans. The city-sponsored studio space is a great opportunity for artists to grow in their art and exchange with others.

Le saviez-vous? - Jean de La Fontaine - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Jean de La Fontaine's fables are all-time classics that have been in the French school curriculum for many years, at all levels. It's safe to say that every French person knows at least one of his fables.

Le saviez-vous? - Jean de La Fontaine - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

In this video you will hear a fable by Jean de La Fontaine, the most famous fable writer in French literature. "Le Chêne et le Roseau" (The Oak and the Reed) is a lesson in humility. The humble reed belies an inner strength that the oak does not possess. The oak's unbending nature proves to be its downfall.

Le saviez-vous? - Louis Aragon View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

In this video, you will learn about the famous poet, novelist, and journalist Louis Aragon, who lived in the twentieth century. Many of his poems were set to music by famous French singers such as Georges Brassens, Léo Férré, and Jean Ferrat.

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