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Actu Vingtième - Le vide-grenier View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

A vide-grenier (“empty-attic”) is a combination of a flea market and a yard sale: a place where anyone can rent a booth and sell all the old things they don’t need anymore. Come see what the residents of this Parisian neighborhood are selling!

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.

Actus Quartier - Fête de quartier Python-Duvernois - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France, Morocco, West Africa

Enjoy a stroll through the Python-Duvernois neighborhood fair, where a lot of activities are going on––food stands, bike rides, and much more!

Actus Quartier - Fête de quartier Python-Duvernois - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France, Morocco, West Africa

The Python-Duvernois neighborhood, in Paris's 20th arrondissement, is having a block party filled with games, music, and food. There's even a stand on alcoholism prevention, complete with beer goggles!

Actus Quartier - Fête de quartier Python-Duvernois - Part 3 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France, Morocco, West Africa

The locals interviewed at the Python-Duvernois neighborhood fair defend the reputation of their area and compete to win a roll of paper towels (or perhaps something a little more prize-worthy).

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.

Actus Quartier - Fête de quartier Python-Duvernois - Part 5 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

France, Morocco, West Africa

Viewer Discretion Advised

Our delightful young guide takes the opportunity to explain why she loves her neighborhood of Python-Duvernois. We meet some of the locals, including an aspiring Michael Schumacher and some young footballers.

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!

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 - La chronique Mode de Caroline: mode éthique View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

France

In this Alsace Vingt episode, Caroline interviews eco-friendly clothes designer Louise Geber, who owns a store in Strasbourg. There, you will be able to shop for fashionable garments and help the environment at the same time. To find out more, visit the store's website, www.vetementbio.com.

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.

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.

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.

Cap 24 - Les grandes gueules et leurs recettes, vu par Alessandro View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

France

Viewer Discretion Advised

Alessandro visits with some chefs on the occasion of the launch of their book, "Les Grandes gueules et leurs recettes" (Big Mouths and Their Recipes). They take their profession very seriously and are perfectionists like the famous Vatel, King Louis XIV's chef, who was so distraught when a seafood delivery was delayed that he ran a sword through his stomach. Modern chefs need to keep their sense of humor. They are, thankfully, no longer at the mercy of a powerful king, but the Internet can be just as unforgiving.

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.

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!

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.

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.

LCM - Rétine argentique, le paradis des photographes View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

France

A new photography studio in Marseille combines traditional and contemporary printing techniques to make beautiful photos. It's a great spot for both amateurs and professionals alike!

Le Journal - Le photographe Cartier-Bresson View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Henri Cartier-Bresson is arguably France’s most notable contribution to the world of photography.

Le Journal - Marion Cotillard View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Marion Cotillard was not a superstar when she landed the role of Edith Piaf in “La Môme.” But, already a formidable actress, she had an impressive set of roles under her belt, and the film’s director had no doubt she was “the one.” He was right: Marion took home the Oscar for best actress in 2008.


An interesting note: The USA release title for the film – in French, ironically enough – is “La Vie en Rose,” the name of a famous Piaf song, which basically means, “life through rose-colored glasses.” The French title comes from Piaf’s nickname: “La Môme Piaf,” which can be translated as “the little sparrow,” but also means “little kid Piaf.”

Le Journal - Les Ch'tis View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

The “ch’ti” dialect and way of life of the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region in northern France is the subject of the movie “Bienvenue chez les ch’tis,” number two on the all-time French box office list and the first French movie on the list. Actor-director Dany Boon knew just the right mix of ingredients to make it stick.

Le Québec parle - aux Français - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

Canada

In the first episode of this documentary on Quebec, a young Frenchman shares his impressions on Canada. As the interviewees in the film demonstrate, the Quebecois have conflicting attitudes toward the French—some see them as "snobs," while others see them as just "polite."

Le Québec parle - aux Français - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

Canada

In the second episode of "Le Québec parle aux Français," we learn more about the complex relationship between the French and the Quebecois throughout history. We also learn about the evolution of the French language in Quebec—according to a former Prime Minister of Quebec, the province even "spoke French before France"!

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