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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.

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!

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.

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!

Sophie et Patrice - Le handicap View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Sophie and Patrice discuss the evolution of the word "handicap," from its origins as a horce racing term to its current usage in French. Rather than les handicapés (the handicapped), the French now say les personnes en situation de handicap (persons with disabilities).

Giulia - Sa marque de bijoux 'Desidero'

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

France

Giulia has been a jewelry maker since 2012, when she launched her Desidero brand. You can see and buy her creations in her boutique and studio located in Paris.

Sophie et Patrice - Je viens de perdre mon boulot View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Patrice is feeling down because he lost his job under difficult and unfair circumstances. He discusses his options with Sophie, who tries her best to cheer him up.

Elisa et Mashal - CV View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Elisa and Mashal discuss getting ready for a job interview at an upcoming car show. They talk about being well prepared, finding the right resume format, and dressing appropriately for the interview.

Sophie et Patrice - Le tramway View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

France

In the Porte des Lilas neighborhood, Sophie and Patrice discuss a relatively new form of transportation in Paris: the tram. It's clean and green, though according to Sophie, it could use a bit more charm. Still, it's a great way to get around Paris.

Sophie et Patrice - Les couleurs View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Sophie and Patrice discuss the meaning of expressions involving colors, such as vert de rage and une peur bleue. They have their own theories about their origins.

Sophie et Patrice - La révolution est-elle en cours? View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

We live in tumultuous times, but Patrice and Sophie are optimistic, excited even, about the changes that are happening around the world. They're referring specifically to the yellow vests movement (les gilets jaunes), a populist movement that began in France in 2018.

Elisa et Mashal - On mange quoi ce soir? View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

France

Elisa and Mashal pore over a recipe book to plan a dinner party. They come up with a delicious three-course menu that will make your mouth water.

Elisa et sa maman - Le temps qui passe View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Elisa and her mom have a quiet conversation about the passing of time and life in general. Elisa also reveals a secret about her scar, which her mom always thought was caused by an escalator.

Sophie et Patrice - Paris se dépeuple View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Paris is experiencing a population decline, partly due to short-term rentals and extreme commuting. Executives are able to live far out in the provinces while still working in Paris.

Elisa et Mashal - Petit-déjeuner View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

France

Elisa and Masha discuss what they like to eat for breakfast. Besides the traditional fare of baguettes, toast, cereal, and jam, they also enjoy eggs Benedict and hot chocolate.

Sophie et Patrice - Les lampes de Sophie - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

France

Sophie explains in greater detail how she makes lamps out of old jam jars. She has some blue ones that make great night-lights, and some brighter ones that are perfect for reading.

Elisa et sa maman - Comment vas-tu? View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

France

Elisa meets with her mom. They catch up about her projects, her new theater teacher, and her search for a new apartment.

Sophie et Patrice - Les lampes de Sophie - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

France

Sophie explains her hobby to Patrice. She makes fun lamps out of vintage American canning jars to which she applies a cold plating solution to make them look aged.

Le saviez-vous? - Karine Rougier présente son art - Part 4 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

France

Karine Rougier describes the many influences she draws on in her art practice—sixteen millimeter films, poetry, Flemish painting, tribal masks, the ocean, and more.

Elisa et Mashal - Les fringues View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

France

Elisa has just gone clothes shopping and is showing off her purchases to Mashal, who helps her put some outfits together.

Bicloune - Magasin de vélos à Paris

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Bicloune is a unique bicycle shop in Paris with a wide variety of models, from antique bikes from 1905 to contemporary foldable ones. Audrey Hepburn supposedly used to ride a bicycle like one found in this store.

Le saviez-vous? - Karine Rougier présente son art - Part 3 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

France

Karine Rougier invited several artists to participate in her exhibition revolving around the poem "Heart Piece" by Heiner Müller. All the paintings and sculptures are linked together by a common theme, as she explains in this video.

Claire et Philippe - Je suis malade View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Claire has a sore throat, and Philippe is concerned about her health. They exchange a few health tips and home remedy ideas. Claire loves aromatherapy, while Philippe recommends pans of water for humidifying the air to make it more breathable.

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