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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.

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 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.

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.

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.

Le saviez-vous? - Karine Rougier présente son art - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

France

Karine explains her creative process and her techniques. She works with wood, rocks, old postcards, stamps, and much else. The result is a mix of surreal creations that will intrigue the eye and puzzle the mind.

Claire et Philippe - La campagne View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

France

Claire talks with Philippe about her holiday in the countryside. Then the conversation drifts to their respective children and their little adventures in the park.

Le saviez-vous? - Karine Rougier présente son art - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

France

The Espace à Vendre (Space for Sale) gallery in Nice recently presented Karine Rougier's exhibition "Les sables mouvants" (Quicksand). Rougier is an artist who works with various media, including ancient engravings, postcards, and even rocks.

Sophie et Patrice - Après Noël View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

France

Sophie and Patrice question the tradition of the Christmas tree and think it's not very environmentally responsible. They'd like to find of way of conserving the tree they bought and reuse it for next Christmas.

Elisa et Mashal - Maquillage View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

France

Elisa and Mashal put on their makeup and use a lot of cosmetic terms in the process, including rouge à lèvres (lipstick), bouton (pimple), pinceau (brush), and fond de teint (foundation).

Elisa et Mashal - Mon chien Roméo View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

France

Elisa and Mashal dote over little Roméo, an adorable Pomeranian (or loulou de Poméranie in French). They want to find him a mate to produce a litter.

Le Figaro - Elle a banni le sucre pendant un an - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

France

Danièle Gerkens, who decided to give up sugar for a year, discovered some unexpected benefits on her health. She claims that she looks younger, feels healthier, and is free of cravings, but she cautions that everyone reacts differently. You can read another interview with her here.

Le Figaro - Elle a banni le sucre pendant un an - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

France

Danièle Gerkens, a journalist working for Elle magazine, decided to eliminate sugar from her diet for a year. She related her experience in her book Zéro Sucre, explaining that sugar is indeed an addiction, similar to a drug addiction. Are you ready to give up your sweet tooth?

Micro-Trottoirs - Rêves et cauchemars View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

France

"Micro-Trottoirs" is interested in people's dreams and nightmares. Accounts range from pleasant dreams of swimming with dolphins to terrifying nightmares of people being amputated.

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.

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.

Sophie et Patrice - Le français tel qu'il est parlé à Paris View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Patrice and Sophie have a conversation about the French language. They agree that French people speak too fast for the average learner, and abbreviations and contractions make it even more difficult to understand. Patrice has a few theories as to why Parisians in particular speak so fast.

Sophie et Patrice - Après le réveillon View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Sophie and Patrice are trying to recover from the Christmas festivities and can't stand the sight of foie gras, turkey, or Yule logs... They consider doing away with the Christmas tradition of big feasts altogether and escaping to the tropics instead.

Elisa et Mashal - Photos View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

While looking at old photos, Elisa and Mashal reminisce about fun times and embarrassing moments, like the time when Mashal's pants split open at a party!

Dao Evolution - Noël pour les sans-abris

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Christmas is a time of celebrations and a showing of goodwill. This young man followed his heart and started giving out small gifts to the homeless. Find out what prompted him to do so at the end of this video.

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.

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