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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.

Actu Vingtième - Le bleu dans les yeux, recyclerie de Belleville View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

"Upcycling" centers are popping up all over the world, including in the 20th arrondissement of Paris. The neighborhood celebrated the opening of a new upcycling and repurposing center, the Ressource de Belleville, where residents can bring goods to be repurposed and resold.

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.

Actus Quartier - Devant la SNCF View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

A group of people gathered in front of the SNCF (French National Railway Company) headquarters to claim the use of empty buildings owned by the latter. Many people who are homeless or live in unsanitary conditions could greatly benefit from those vacant buildings.

Amal et Caroline - Je ne pourrai jamais avoir d'enfant View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Amal just learned that she can't have children and is afraid to tell her boyfriend because she thinks he might leave her. Her friend Caroline gives her advice and support.

Ça Zap! - Johnny Hallyday est mort à 74 ans

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

France is mourning the death of Johnny Hallyday, the biggest French rock 'n' roll star of all time. With a career spanning fifty-seven years, over one hundred million albums sold, and dozens of hit songs, the "Elvis Presley of France" leaves a huge legacy to his fans who will still be able to enjoy his music.

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!

Christian Le Squer - Je ne fais que goûter! View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Chef Christian Le Squer, takes us into the kitched of his three-Michelin-starred restaurant, Le Cinq. You will see the cooks at work making exquisite dishes. Le Squer wants the food cooked to perfection, even "sexy," as he puts it. His job is to taste only, but it's not as easy as it looks.

Christian Le Squer - Comment cuisiner les figues View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Award-winning chef Christian Le Squer shares two delicious fig recipes that will make your mouth water. Do try them at home!

Elisa et Mashal - Mon chien Roméo View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Elisa and Mashal dote over little Roméo, an adorable Pomeranian (or loulou de Poméranie in French). They want to find him a mate to produce a litter.

Elisa et sa maman - La technologie View Series

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.

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