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Paix et partage - Journée Internationale du yoga

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

A large group of yogis met near the Eiffel Tower to celebrate Paris's International Day of Yoga. For the second year in a row, people gathered in the same spirit of unity to relax, stretch, and bring a little peace to the world.

Patrice Zana - L'artiste et ses inspirations - Part 1 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Patrice Zana is a poet-artist inspired by the Dada movement and the concept of détournement (literally, "diversion," "hijacking"). He invented the term bris colisme to describe his practice, which employs fragmentation, collage, and wordplay in a variety of media.

Patrice Zana - L'artiste et ses inspirations - Part 2 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Patrice Zana's Dada-inspired artwork relies heavily on wordplay. In this video he discusses his pieces Caisse à dire ("Talking Box," a pun on qu'est-ce à dire [what does it mean]), Boîte à choses sûres ("Box of Sure Things," a pun on boîte à chaussures [shoe box]), and more.

Pierre Esparre - Une interview avec l'artiste

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

In this episode, Pierre Esparre, a fine mosaic artist, explains how he discovered his talent and how he gets his inspiration from everyday life, whether it's a street scene, a YouTube video, or an Internet page. Watch this video to see how Pierre translates his ideas into quirky, humorous, and eye-catching creations.

Questions à la con - Tarabuster View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Viewer Discretion Advised

In this episode of "Questions à la con" (Stupid Questions), people on the street give some strange and hilarious responses to questions about obscure French vocabulary. Have a laugh, and learn some new words to impress your friends!

Réfugiés de Calais - L’accueil des migrants en Finistère

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

After the closing of the Calais Jungle, the Massé Trévidy Foundation has stepped in to take care of refugees in the Finistère region. The foundation works with a group of volunteers to provide administrative, social, and medical assistance to the refugees.

Réveillon de Noël - Que mange-t-on lors de ce repas?

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve call for a celebratory feast in France: le réveillon. While some stick with traditional fare—oysters, stuffed capon, a Yule log—others might branch out to more unusual delicacies like mullet roe or even dried insects!

Samuel Gassmann - Créateur de boutons de manchette

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Samuel Gassmann is an artisan who makes unconventional cufflinks of all different types: he has one set representing the "totality of time," and another inspired by the Happy Families card game. Be sure to stop by his new store the next time you're in Paris!

Serge Amoruso - Spécialiste en haute maroquinerie

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Serge Amoruso is an artisan extraordinaire who makes exquisite leather goods, from high-end bags to more artistic objects. Each piece is unique and takes anywhere from six months to two years to make.

Sophie et Patrice - Après Noël View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

France

Sophie and Patrice question the tradition of the Christmas tree and think it's not very environmentally responsible. They'd like to find of way of conserving the tree they bought and reuse it for next Christmas.

Sophie et Patrice - Après le réveillon View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Sophie and Patrice are trying to recover from the Christmas festivities and can't stand the sight of foie gras, turkey, or Yule logs... They consider doing away with the Christmas tradition of big feasts altogether and escaping to the tropics instead.

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.

Sophie et Patrice - Le français tel qu'il est parlé à Paris View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Patrice and Sophie have a conversation about the French language. They agree that French people speak too fast for the average learner, and abbreviations and contractions make it even more difficult to understand. Patrice has a few theories as to why Parisians in particular speak so fast.

Télé Grenoble - La famille Maudru

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Come discover this feature-length film directed by Serge Papagalli in the Trièves. Humor and affection drive his story, which focuses on the difficulties of peasant life.

TV Tours - La cathédrale Saint-Louis est ouverte aux musulmans View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

The Bishop of Blois organized an interfaith initiative in the cathedral. Christians and Muslims were invited to share their faith and exchange thoughts in hopes of uniting and promoting peace.

TV Vendée - Vendée : Pierre Zucchi, 104 ans, raconte ses mémoires View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

TV Vendée interviews 104-year-old Pierre Zucchi, an architect and musician who helped build Queen Elizabeth's private hospital. So far, he's written five autobiographical books that he plans to share with his children.

Voyage dans Paris - Cour de l'Industrie - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Daniel Benchimol takes us to the Cour de l'Industrie (Industry Courtyard) in Paris. It used to be the site of a wallpaper factory that was destroyed in a fire and more or less abandoned. An artisan association decided to renovate the premises, which now house over forty artists and craftsmen. Be sure to visit the area on your next trip to Paris!

Voyage dans Paris - Cour de l'Industrie - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Daniel Benchimol takes us to Paris's eleventh arrondissement, which has a strong artisan tradition. There, you'll meet Laurence Raverdeau, voted the "best craftsperson of France" in 2011, who explains the complex art of upholstering. She shows us some of her amazing creations, which include scented macaroon-shaped cushions.

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!

Voyage dans Paris - Cour de l'Industrie - Part 4 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

For his last video on Paris's "Cour de l'Industrie" (Industry Courtyard), Daniel visits a gilder. Bruno Toupry explains the intricacies of his trade and highlights the tradition of passing on a craftsman's knowledge, which for him is both a duty and a pleasure.

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