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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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France, Morocco, West Africa

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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: à l'Anatable à Dinsheim View Series

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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.

Bicloune - Magasin de vélos à Paris

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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.

Cap 24 - Découverte d'un restaurant parisien View Series

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France

Come inside this fabulous restaurant and bar in Paris’s 19th arrondissement and see what the chef is preparing and the bartender is mixing. Just don’t watch this one on an empty stomach!

Cap 24 - Paris 2ème : Alessandro joue le Pique-assiette! View Series

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France

Alessandro becomes a pique-assiette (freeloader, literally "plate-stealer") for a day with his friend Marc Antoine who takes him to rue Montorgueil in the second arrondissement of Paris. What's the big attraction? Friendly shopkeepers give out free food and wine samples daily.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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

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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.

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

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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

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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"!

Le Québec parle - aux Français - Part 3 View Series View This Episode

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Canada

The situation of the French language in Quebec is controversial and complex. Montreal was an English-speaking city until 1920, and it wasn't until the passage of Law 101 in 1977 that French became the official language of Quebec. According to some of the interviewees in this video, Québécois French is in a precarious position once again, with municipal signage and corporate names in Montreal reverting to English, as well as shopkeepers who refuse to speak French.

Le Québec parle - aux Français - Part 4 View Series View This Episode

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Canada, France

One might think that the push to remove anglicisms from the French language would be stronger in France, but the larger movement to "purify" French is actually happening in Quebec. Many Québécois worry that the French language is endangered in Canada, and the Quebec government has taken measures to preserve it by inventing new words instead of borrowing from English. That's why an email is still un email in France, but un courriel in Quebec.

Le Québec parle - aux Français - Part 5 View Series View This Episode

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Canada, France

French Canada is a cultural mosaic that is still exploring its identity. Some French Canadians feel more American than French, while others feel more of an allegiance to their French roots. Somehow, a Quebecois nation is emerging out of all this, but not without some growing pains.

Le Québec parle - aux Français - Part 6 View Series View This Episode

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Canada, France

In part 6 of "Le Québec parle aux Français," the interviewees compare and contrast the immigrant situation in France and Quebec. France, being a smaller country, creates additional pressure for immigrants, while in Quebec, immigrants do rather well. Later, Olivier treats us to a little song he wrote himself.

Le Québec parle - aux Français - Part 7 View Series View This Episode

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Canada, France

In part seven of this series on Quebec, Olivier focuses on something that is dear to the hearts of many Québécois: the majestic Saint Lawrence River. He also explores their relationship with money and the way they conduct business. Olivier asks whether it's easier to do business in Quebec or in France. Quebec, it seems, offers more opportunities for companies, with fewer regulations and restrictions, while France remains a very productive country despite the thirty-five-hour workweek.

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

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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.

Le Québec parle - aux Français - Part 9 View Series View This Episode

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Canada, France

Quebec may never answer the vexing question: Should Quebec remain part of Canada or not? While opinions are divided, Quebecois don't necessarily show the same passion as the French when debating hot issues.

Le Québec parle - aux Français - Part 10 View Series View This Episode

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Canada, France

Quebec's current relationship with France is complex. French politicians tend to tread carefully regarding Quebec's sovereignty. For many years France adopted a policy of "neither indifference nor interference," a more neutral stance somewhere between a hands-off policy (which could be seen as complete abandonment) and an overly intrusive relationship. Sarkozy moved away from that policy, but his successor Hollande revived it.

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