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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!).

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.

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