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

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.

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

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.

Micro-Trottoirs - Sacrée France Gall View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Following the recent passing of French singer France Gall, people share their reactions and thoughts about her songs and her life. She belonged to an older generation, but young people also enjoyed her songs.

Christian Le Squer - Comment cuisiner les figues View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Award-winning chef Christian Le Squer shares two delicious fig recipes that will make your mouth water. Do try them at home!

Christian Le Squer - Je ne fais que goûter! View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Chef Christian Le Squer, takes us into the kitched of his three-Michelin-starred restaurant, Le Cinq. You will see the cooks at work making exquisite dishes. Le Squer wants the food cooked to perfection, even "sexy," as he puts it. His job is to taste only, but it's not as easy as it looks.

Le saviez-vous? - La Cigale et la fourmi - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Patricia recites one of Jean de La Fontaine's most famous fables, "La Cigale et la Fourmi" (The Cicada and the Ant). After spending the entire summer singing instead of storing food, the cicada is starving come winter. She hopes her neighbor the ant can help her....

Morlaix - Visite de l’atelier View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Enjoy browsing through this charming boutique in Brittany called "La Dilettante." There, you'll find an eclectic range of objects and paintings on driftwood, linen, and traditional canvas, all with a distinct nautical or country theme.

Les grandes robes royales - à Chinon

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

This video takes us to Chinon to discover the creations of Cameroonian designer Lamyne M. His exhibition features three-meter-high dresses honoring the female sovereigns of France. He adds his own personal touch to the dresses, inspired by his travels around the world.

Le saviez-vous? - La poésie française: Baudelaire - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Patricia brings to life Baudelaire's famous poem "L'horloge" (The Clock). The poet laments the passage of time and life's inevitable conclusion: death. Aside from the gloomy message, this poem is also an invitation to seize the day and enjoy all that life has to offer, including this poem!

Voyage dans Paris - Mireille Bailly-Coulange View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Daniel Benchimol stops by the thirteenth arrondissement of Paris and takes us inside Mireille Bailly-Coulange's sculpture studio. You'll see her exquisite art made out of Plexiglas and learn about her fascinating technique. And... don't be alarmed if you hear her dog's loud bark toward the end of the video. He's just sharing his enthusiasm.

Télé Lyon Métropole - Un café librairie spécialisé dans le polar View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

"Un Petit Noir" (or "A Small Black," a slang term for a small black coffee) is the bookstore café in Lyon specializing not only in gourmet coffees, but also in detective novels and thrillers. Besides crime fiction and caffeine, the store also serves some great jazz concerts to add to the "noir" ambiance.

Cap 24 - Alessandro di Sarno se met au point de croix View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

If you're a crafty person, consider attending the "Salon des métiers et activités de la création" (Jobs and Creative Activities Trade Show), which features a large number of hands-on workshops related to fine arts, framing, needlework, and more. In this video, Alessandro interviews a workshop instructor who explains an interesting sewing technique called the counted cross-stitch.

Actu Vingtième - Fête du quartier Python-Duvernois View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France, West Africa

The Python-Duvernois neighborhood, on the outskirts of Paris, is having its annual neighborhood fair (you can also find coverage of last year's fair here on Yabla). The locals look forward to getting together, meeting new neighbors, having fun, and eating yummy food prepared by some of the residents.

Micro-Trottoirs - La vie après la mort… View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

The Micro-Trottoirs team tackles a big question in this episode: "Do you believe in life after death?" People share their beliefs on the matter. One person remarked, "As the famous French humorist Pierre Desproges would say, 'if God existed, we'd have to file a lawsuit against him!'"

Cap 24 - Charlie Hebdo, Alessandro Di Sarno enquête... View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Alessandro Di Sarno takes us behind the scenes of the highly controversial French newspaper "Charlie Hebdo." After due consideration and in honor of the victims of the tragic attack on the magazine, Yabla made the decision to keep this video.

Le Québec parle - aux Français - Part 8 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Canada, France

In part 8 of "Le Québec parle aux Français," Olivier discusses the cost of maintaining a high standard of living. Is France living beyond its means? Heavy taxation and full employment would go some way toward balancing the national budget and covering the cost of welfare programs.

Cap 24 - Paris : Alessandro fait les Puces! - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Alessandro goes to the flea market to interview the owners of a charming vintage boutique specializing in clothes and accessories from the 1880s to the 1980s. The owners even dress the part in their gorgeous costumes.

Salon Eco Habitat - La peinture à l'ocre View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

How would you like to learn to make your very own ochre paint? Jean-Michel and Stéphane will share their recipe, which is not unlike crêpe batter. While the paint may not be fit for human consumption, it's non-toxic and extremely durable.

Alsace 20 - Alsace: les plus belles déco de Noël! View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Some Alsace residents take Christmas decorating very seriously. From two men who go all out with phantasmagoric light displays to a woman who opts for a subtler, 1940s décor, you'll find some different takes on what it means to be in the "Christmas spirit" in this video.

Alsace 20 - Grain de Sel: le Lycée hôtelier Alexandre Dumas View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Nicolas introduces some specialties of the Alsace region at the Alexandre Dumas Catering, Hospitality, and Tourism College. In this episode, pastry chefs bake some delicious cookies called "manele" and "bredele." It's never too early to start planning your next New Year's fête!

Claudine Thibout Pivert - 2ème Salon du livre et des vieux papiers Mazamet

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Claudine Thibout Pivert, a prolific poet, musician, and artist, talks about her latest books and the source of her inspiration, her childhood spent in the beautiful Anjou region of France.

Le Tapissier - L'artisan et son travail

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

René-Marc Cohen, a very fine artisan, will show us how to upholster a squat armchair, "un fauteuil crapaud" (literally a "toad armchair").

La Foire Du Trône - La Foire

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Get a look behind the scenes at the Foire du Trône, an annual fair held in the lovely Bois de Vincennes on Paris's eastern side. It's not just fun and games that go into making this festival an amusement hotspot.

Actus Quartier - Fête de quartier Python-Duvernois - Part 4 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France, Morocco, West Africa

In this next installment of Télé Bocal's coverage of the Python-Duvernois block party, we hear from a group of kids who've made a courageous trip down an enormous slide, and from a municipal advisor who shares with us her inspiring message of solidarity.

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