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Lionel - Le Musée du sabotier - Part 7 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

We continue our visit to the Clog Museum and learn about these very old machines that are still in use today.

Sophie et Patrice - Paris, c'est gris View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Sophie and Patrice share their impressions of Paris under a gray sky. They say that the multiple shades of gray make Paris all the more beautiful. Even the old buildings blackened by years of grime add texture and beauty, but they concede that a good clean-up is sometimes necessary.

Lionel - Le Musée du sabotier - Part 6 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Hilaire summarizes all the steps in the clog-making process. The Clog Museum has descriptions with models in relief for the blind and visually impaired.

Lionel - Le Musée du sabotier - Part 5 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

We continue our series on clog making. Hilaire explains step three, the hollowing out of the clog with special equipment, and the finishing stage, sanding the outside and drying the wood.

Lionel - Le Musée du sabotier - Part 4 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

We continue our visit to the Clog Museum with Lionel and Hilaire who will teach you how to use some very interesting tools for clog manufacturing.

Lionel - Le Musée du sabotier - Part 3 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Hilaire from the Clog Museum shares some more interesting facts about clog manufacturing back in the day. For instance, clogs used to be sold without a strap—the buyer would have to put one on him or herself.

Lionel - Le Musée du sabotier - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

In part two on this series on the Clog Museum, we meet the last remaining clog maker in the village. And surprisingly, he isn't wearing clogs!

Lionel - Le Musée du sabotier - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Lionel visits the Musée du Sabotier (Clog Museum) in the village of Soucht, where the traditional craft of clog making has been practiced for centuries.

Nader Fakhry - Les tortues dans vos assiettes, c'est fini ! - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Côte d'Ivoire

Now that Ivory Coast is enjoying its first marine protected area, the seabed and sea creatures like turtles and stingrays have a chance to recover from human onslaught. And what better custodians of the sea than former poachers turned antipoaching rangers?

Nader Fakhry - Les tortues dans vos assiettes, c'est fini ! - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Côte d'Ivoire, France

The Ivory Coast government decided to create the country's first marine protected area in December 2020. The sea turtle population is starting to flourish now that they're no longer a food source for the locals, but a drawing card for tourists who come to watch them hatch.

Nader Fakhry - À la recherche des derniers éléphants - Part 3 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Côte d'Ivoire, France

Nader finally managed to find an elephant in Côte d'Ivoire, but not where he'd hoped. Along the way, he stopped at the "chimpanzee island," which sadly only has one inhabitant.

Nader Fakhry - À la recherche des derniers éléphants - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Côte d'Ivoire, France

Nader is in Ivory Coast in search of elusive elephants. But first, he and his team must find the Fula people, who might know of their whereabouts. Will it be a successful mission?

Nader Fakhry - À la recherche des derniers éléphants - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Côte d'Ivoire, France

Nader discusses the declining animal population in Ivory Coast and throughout the world. Due to deforestation and poaching, many species, including the elephant, are endangered.

Le saviez-vous? - Le duo d'artistes contemporains "We Are the Painters" View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

France

We Are The Painters is a duo of artists, Nicolas Beaumelle and Aurélien Porte, who rework classical subjects such as landscapes and the Madonna in their experimental approach to painting. Their recent exhibit in Nice was spread over three locations.

Le saviez-vous? - Maude Maris et l'art contemporain View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

France None

Maude Maris is a thirty-seven-year-old artist whose work could be described as hyperrealist. She combines photographic impressions with sculpture by layering colors and paint to create a three-dimensional effect.

Le saviez-vous? - L'art contemporain à Nice View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

France None

Bertrand Baraudou manages a contemporary art gallery located in the heart of Nice called Espace à Vendre (Space for Sale). Beautiful paintings are exhibited across three different locations.

Le saviez-vous? - Le casino ou la guerre View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

France

Nice's Jetée-Promenade is the site of a former casino by that name. Built on pilings over the sea, the original building was once a thriving casino attracting many tourists, especially British tourists who flocked to the Riviera.

Le saviez-vous? - Gérard raconte le développement moderne d'Antibes View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Gérard explains the development of Antibes culminating in the creation of Sophia Antipolis, a kind of science park that changed the face of the city and created a traffic nightmare.

Le saviez-vous? - L'hôtel Negresco - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

France

For more than a century, the Hotel Negresco was a destination of choice for the wealthy and celebrities of all kinds, from Grace Kelly to Salvador Dali. It's the last family-owned luxury hotel in France.

Lionel et Hamid - Le Parc de la Villette View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Lionel and Hamid are in the Parc de la Villette in the northeast of Paris. The area has changed a lot and now boasts an IMAX theater, vast green spaces, game areas for children, and much more.

Le saviez-vous? - L'hôtel Negresco - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

France

The Hotel Negresco is a landmark along the famous Promenade des Anglais in Nice. This five-star hotel is a combination of neoclassical and baroque styles. The current owner of the hotel actually lives in it year-round!

Voyage en France - Sceaux - Part 4 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Daniel shows us some more treasures from the Sceaux domain, including the orangery and the rose garden, as well as the beautiful Dawn Pavilion. The estate also includes something that is fairly rare in France: a dog park!

Le saviez-vous? - La Promenade des Anglais - Part 3 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

France

Patricia explains how the famous Promenade des Anglais running along the seaside of Nice got its name. The Promenade has been hosting various cultural and sporting events such as motor races since the early 1900s.

Voyage en France - Sceaux - Part 3 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Sceaux is full of many historical treasures, including a castle and an orangery, as well as an esplanade that became famous more recently as the site of a historic concert by Madonna in 1987. Watch the video to find out which French president was there (and the legend attached to his attendance!).

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