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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.

Sophie et Patrice - Square Porte des Lilas View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Patrice and Sophie are at Porte des Lilas in Paris, where some new athletic spaces have recently been added. Among other things, you can now bring your racket and ball to play ping pong for free.

Lionel - Les bières artisanales Coin Coin View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Lionel is at a local market in Toul near Alsace, where he samples a beer from a local micro-brewery that sells its products at several markets in the area. The beer goes by the name of "Coin Coin" ("Quack Quack") for no other reason than catching people's attention. The young lady, who brews the beer herself, reassures Lionel that consuming her beer will not give him webbed feet...

Voyage en France - L'Isle-Adam - Part 4 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

In the last part of his tour of L'Isle-Adam, Daniel takes us to the town's glassblower, who offers introductory courses in his beautiful artform. He also shows us the L'Isle-Adam ponds (which act as a sanctuary for over 150 bird species) and the mysterious Chinese pavilion, the architect and construction date of which remain unknown.

Lionel L - Paris-Plage - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

During the summer, a portion of Paris reinvents itself as "Paris-Plage" [Paris Beach]. The capital turns into a vacation spot by providing water access and outdoor activities near the Seine and other waterways like the Canal de l'Ourcq.

Lionel - Les dragées de Verdun - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Lionel takes us inside an amazing store filled with multicolored candies called dragées, or sugared almonds. This confection is very much a part of French tradition as it is offered at weddings, baptisms, and communions. A good-quality dragée is made from a top variety of almond like the Avola. Larger almonds require a thinner layer of sugar, which is considered a sign of quality as the delicate almond flavor won't be overwhelmed by the sugar.

Voyage dans Paris - Cour de l'Industrie - Part 3 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Daniel Benchimol visits Aline Putot, a renowned sculptor whose studio is located in the Cour de l'Industrie (Industry Courtyard), a revived artisan district in the eleventh arrondissement of Paris. Her craft requires very old tools, some dating from the nineteenth century, as well as more modern ones. Enjoy her beautiful creations!

De nouvelles découvertes avec Marion - Le canal Saint-Martin View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Marion takes us along Paris's Canal Saint Martin, which is part of a waterway network that measures one hundred thirty kilometers long. In their heyday, the Parisian canals were the main means of transportation of goods and materials, and even drinking water! Nowadays, historic buildings, restaurants, and concert halls are the main attractions along the canals.

Lionel - à la ferme View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Lionel shows us around a family farm that spans three generations. This traditional dairy and cattle farm takes good care of its animals, which enjoy a special "cow wash." Nursing cows are allowed a break from milk production prior to calving, and nothing is left to chance as the sex of the newborn calf is predetermined thanks to artificial insemination.

De nouvelles découvertes avec Marion - Le parc des Buttes Chaumont View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Marion walks us through the Buttes Chaumont, a former limestone quarry transformed into a magnificent park, complete with an artificial lake, a grotto, dramatic cliffs, and even a Roman-style temple. On a more tragic note, the park is also home to a bridge that the poet Louis Aragon once called a "mecca for suicides." Luckily, the bridge is now protected by a wire fence.

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.

Alsace 20 - Grain de Sel: à l'Anatable à Dinsheim View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

A menu for 8 euros... in a Zen decor! Not only has Joan Schmitt turned an old Alsatian bistro into a chic restaurant with a modern, minimalist style, but he also cooks for his clientele with local and worldwide produce, which he describes here with great gusto.

Lyon - La Croix-Rousse - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Lauren continues her tour of Lyon's Croix-Rousse neighborhood, a favorite haunt of artists and students who go there to live, work, and shop. The neighborhood also maintains its heritage as a center for craftsmen.

Lyon - La Croix-Rousse - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Lauren shows us around the Croix-Rousse neighborhood in Lyon, famous for its traboules, a series of passageways located below the buildings. The neighborhood is a favorite spot for artists and families alike.

JT - Risques d’avalanche sur les massifs des Alpes du Nord View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Skiing in the French Alps is a great winter activity, but if you decide to take a trip, it's good to know what to do in case of an avalanche. You can never be too prepared!

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.

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 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 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!

Mon Lieu Préféré - Jardin du Luxembourg View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Axel gives a tour of his favorite park, the Gardens of Luxembourg, which remind him of his childhood and teenage years.

Fred et Miami Catamarans - Fred et sa vie à Miami View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Meet Fred, a young Frenchman who still feels French even though he lives in Miami. Student by day, sailor by night, Fred makes the most of Miami's sunshine, cultural diversity, and, of course, wind.

Mon Lieu Préféré - Rue des Rosiers - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

In this video, Caroline takes us on a tour of her favorite Parisian street, the rue des Rosiers (“Rosebush Street”). A charming area full of art galleries and old buildings, this rue is also one of Paris’s most well-known Jewish neighborhoods.

Nom d'une Rue - Brèche aux Loups View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Are you afraid of the Big Bad Wolf? Then you better avoid the rue de la Brèche aux Loups (“Wolves’ Breach Street”) in Paris’ 12th arrondissement. Well, maybe not. But if you’re interested in how oddly named streets got their names, this video is sure to please!

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