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Lionel & Lahlou - Être musulman - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Lalhou talks about his life as a Muslim in France and how he enjoys celebrating New Year's with his four children.

Le saviez-vous? - D'où vient le poisson d'avril? View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

France

Patricia explores the origin of the poisson d'avril (April Fools') tradition. There are numerous theories about this, some of them contradictory.

France 24 - Décès d'Albert Uderzo, le dessinateur d'Astérix et Obélix View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Albert Uderzo, the co-creator of the famous "Astérix" comic strip, died this week at the age of ninety-two. "Astérix" is the best-selling French-language comic strip, with over 380 million copies sold.

Le saviez-vous? - La tradition du poisson d'avril View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

France

The first of April is the day of hoaxes, pranks, and jokes. In France, the tradition is to hang paper fish on people's backs and shout, "Poisson d'avril!" (April Fish!).

Nils - L'auberge de jeunesse à Avignon

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

France

Nils shows us around ho36, a lovely youth hostel in Avignon. It has a wide range of accommodations and also offers a complete breakfast.

Le saviez-vous? - Les anciennes lois insolites - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Patricia takes a close look at some old French laws that are still on the books but no longer enforced. For example, it's technically forbidden to name one's pig "Napoleon."

L'Obs - Quelles sont les armes de la médecine contre le coronavirus ? View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Scientists around the world are working together to combat the coronavirus. With the help of big data and artificial intelligence, research should yield results more quickly.

Radio-Canada Info - Comment détecter le coronavirus

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Canada

This news clip explains how Québec is preparing for the coronavirus. Testing has come a long way since the SARS outbreak in 2003.

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

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Daniel Benchimol braves a chilly February day in Meudon to show us an amazing vantage point from which you can enjoy an almost complete panoramic view of Paris. If you want to look further still, you can visit the Meudon observatory, which has the third biggest telescope in the world.

Pep's - Réparation de parapluies

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Thierry Millet is an umbrella repairer in Paris, and one of last remaining ones in France. He shares his wealth of knowledge and some interesting umbrella facts. Did you know that the first umbrella dates from 6500 B.C.?

Sophie et Patrice - Je n'ai pas beaucoup dormi View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Patrice is not getting enough sleep and looks a little worse for wear, but he's very philosophical about it. As Simone de Beauvoir said, "A successful life is living like an adolescent at sixty-five."

Lionel & Lahlou - Être musulman - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Lahlou discusses what it's like to be a Muslim in France. He normally prays five times a day and goes to the mosque on Friday. He distances himself completely from those who commit attacks in the name of Islam, which is a religion of peace.

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

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Still in the town of Meudon, Daniel Benchimol takes us to an impressive building, the parish church of Saint John the Theologian. It houses an orphanage that helps nearly thirteen thousand young people reintegrate into society.

Sophie et Patrice - La maison verte View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

France

Sophie loves plants so much that she isn't averse to snipping a cutting or two from a public garden. Her interest in plants comes from her grandmother, who spent endless hours tending to her plants and even climbed trees at 95 years old!

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

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

In part two of his visit to Meudon, Daniel Benchimol takes us to a church famous for the priest who officiated there: the renowned satricial writer Rabelais. Meudon's rich geological history is explained on a panel overlooking the town.

Victoria - dirigeante de Millymenthe

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Victoria manages Millymenthe, one of the last remaining herbalist's shops in France. If you're ever in the Essonne area, stop by the shop and enjoy the specialty of the region, a delicious peppermint tea.

Sophie et Patrice - Le vingtième arrondissement View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Sophie and Patrice visit the twentieth arrondissement of Paris, a quiet, authentic neighborhood undisturbed by tourists.

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

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Daniel Benchimol takes us to Meudon, a small town near Paris. There, you can admire a statue of the famous writer François Rabelais. You can also wander through the Dauphin's Vegetable Garden, created in 1681.

Laurent Leclercq - Restauration de meubles anciens

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Laurent Leclercq is a specialist in the restoration of antique furniture. He's so passionate about his craft that he finds excuses to go into the studio when he's on vacation!

Le saviez-vous? - Les expressions du poulailler View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

France

Why do we get "hen flesh" (chair de poule) when it's "duck cold" (froid de canard)? Learn more about these and other poultry-related expressions in this video.

Lionel & Lahlou - La grève View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

In Paris, Lionel talks to Lahlou about the ordeal of getting to and from work during the recent pension reform strikes. With ten out of fourteen subway lines closed, Lahlou's commute can take upwards of three hours.

Claude et Zette - Les crêpes bretonnes View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

France

In this video on Breton crêpes, you will learn about crêpes de sarrasin (or galettes de sarrasin), which are made of buckwheat flour and usually savory, and crêpes made with wheat flour, which are usually sweet.

Le Monde - Grève du 5 décembre 2019 : les manifestations massives en images View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

In December 2019, people took to the streets of large cities all over France to protest the pension reform proposed by Prime Minister Édouard Philippe.

Conversations au parc - Ep. 5: J'aime ce parc View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Newbie Newbie

France

In the park, Samuel and Anne talk about some things they like. They have a lot in common!

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