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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!).

Voyage en France - Sceaux - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

In addition to its historic castle, the town of Sceaux is also home to a group of vegetated islets that provide passersby with a place to rest and wild birds with a place to nest. The castle grounds also include an orangery and numerous pavilions to explore.

Le saviez-vous? - La Promenade des Anglais - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

France

The Promenade des Anglais is Nice's most famous and beautiful avenue. Sadly, its reputation was tarnished by a 2016 tragedy that left 80 pedestrians dead. As a result, safety barriers have been installed to prevent this from happening again.

Voyage en France - Sceaux - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Daniel shows us two historic landmarks in the town of Sceaux: the Saint John the Baptist Church, which contains many valuable artifacts, and the Félibres Garden, which is named after the Félibrige literary movement. He starts out his tour at a former railway station that is now the town's market hall.

Le saviez-vous? - La Promenade des Anglais - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

France

Patricia is on the Promenade des Anglais, the most famous avenue in Nice. The avenue is very long and stretches from the port of Nice to its airport. You can even wheel your suitcase all the way to the airport and catch your plane.

Lionel - La Place de la Fontaine de Liverdun - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

We continue our visit to Liverdun with Lionel. The town features a lot of houses with gerbières, or hayloft windows, through which people would hoist sheaves of wheat.

Le saviez-vous? - Gérard raconte les événements fondateurs d'Antibes View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Gérard tells us about the history of Antibes, from the time of Julius Caesar to the construction of the city walls and the Fort Carré.

Amal et Caroline - La Pyramide du Louvre View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Amal and Caroline are sitting in front the Louvre Museum and its famous glass pyramid. Once controversial, the pyramid is now considered one of the museum's finest works of art.

Lionel - La Place de la Fontaine de Liverdun - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

The village of Liverdun has an interesting fountain with a huge underground reservoir that collects water from the nearby Moselle River. In the Middle Ages, people used the religious statues on the village's street corners to orient themselves.

Le saviez-vous? - L'animation dans le Vieux Nice View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

France

Patricia talks about the bustling Cours Saleya in the Vieux Nice neighborhood. In the nineteenth century the Cours Saleya attracted intellectuals to its literary salons, as well as tourists from all over the world.

Lionel - L'amphithéâtre de Grand View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Lionel is in the town of Grand, a Gallo-Roman city whose origin is puzzling, as there was no main source of water in the area.

Lionel - Schengen View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Lionel is in the city of Schengen in Luxembourg. He talks about the Schengen Area, a group of countries between which European citizens can pass freely, without border checks.

Le saviez-vous? - Nice et son héritage italien View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

France

In this video on Nice, Patricia explains the history of the city, its Italian heritage, and its typically French atmosphere.

Lionel - Remich View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Lionel is in the Duchy of Luxembourg in Remich, a lovely town on the banks of the Moselle River. It has a lot to offer: boat rides, walking trails, and pleasant green surroundings.

Le saviez-vous? - L'habitation dans le Vieux Nice View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

France

Patricia points out some architectural peculiarities in Old Nice. For example, the windows are very narrow to keep the heat out in the summer. Some houses even have special shutters with a lower part that opens separately to let in cool air.

Le saviez-vous? - L'architecture du Vieux Nice View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

France

Discover the unique street patterns of Old Nice, which benefit from the Mediterranean wind and provide an ingenious and efficient cooling system for the neighborhood.

Lionel - Luxembourg View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Lionel takes us to the tiny country of Luxembourg. Wedged between France, Belgium, and Germany, Luxembourg boasts one of the highest gross national products per capita and is one of the richest nations in the world.

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