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Amal et Caroline - La Pyramide du Louvre View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Amal and Caroline are sitting in front the Louvre Museum and its famous glass pyramid. Once controversial, the pyramid is now considered one of the museum's finest works of art.

Lionel - La Place de la Fontaine de Liverdun - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

The village of Liverdun has an interesting fountain with a huge underground reservoir that collects water from the nearby Moselle River. In the Middle Ages, people used the religious statues on the village's street corners to orient themselves.

Le Monde - Que faire des statues de la discorde ? View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

In the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement, French people have started to remove statues tied to slavery and racial injustice. However, some statues have been relocated, annotated, or simply replaced rather than destroyed.

Lionel - L'amphithéâtre de Grand View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Lionel is in the town of Grand, a Gallo-Roman city whose origin is puzzling, as there was no main source of water in the area.

d'Art d'Art - "La Joconde" - Vinci View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

The Mona Lisa, known in French as La Joconde, is one of the most famous paintings in the world. But do you know what happened to it on August 22, 1911?

Lionel - Schengen View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Lionel is in the city of Schengen in Luxembourg. He talks about the Schengen Area, a group of countries between which European citizens can pass freely, without border checks.

Lionel L - Le déconfinement View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

In May 2020, France entered its deconfinement phase. While the French people are no longer expected to obtain written permission for leaving their homes, they still have to exercise caution and wear masks in most public places.

Lionel - Remich View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Lionel is in the Duchy of Luxembourg in Remich, a lovely town on the banks of the Moselle River. It has a lot to offer: boat rides, walking trails, and pleasant green surroundings.

Lionel L - La pandémie, 6e semaine View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

In this video, from the beginning of May 2020, Lionel talks about the various deconfinement measures taking place in France. The country has been gradually reopening throughout the month of May.

Claude et Zette - Le pain fait maison View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Claude and Zette are making some bread together. The recipe only requires ten minutes of prep time.

Lionel - Luxembourg View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Lionel takes us to the tiny country of Luxembourg. Wedged between France, Belgium, and Germany, Luxembourg boasts one of the highest gross national products per capita and is one of the richest nations in the world.

Le saviez-vous? - Les anciennes lois insolites - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Patricia has unearthed some very interesting, obscure French laws. For example: "Any woman wishing to dress like a man must request permission from the police department." Thankfully, no one obeys these antiquated laws!

Le saviez-vous? - Les anciennes lois insolites - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Patricia takes a close look at some old French laws that are still on the books but no longer enforced. For example, it's technically forbidden to name one's pig "Napoleon."

Voyage en France - Meudon - Part 4 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Daniel Benchimol braves a chilly February day in Meudon to show us an amazing vantage point from which you can enjoy an almost complete panoramic view of Paris. If you want to look further still, you can visit the Meudon observatory, which has the third biggest telescope in the world.

Pep's - Réparation de parapluies

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Thierry Millet is an umbrella repairer in Paris, and one of last remaining ones in France. He shares his wealth of knowledge and some interesting umbrella facts. Did you know that the first umbrella dates from 6500 B.C.?

Voyage en France - Meudon - Part 3 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Still in the town of Meudon, Daniel Benchimol takes us to an impressive building, the parish church of Saint John the Theologian. It houses an orphanage that helps nearly thirteen thousand young people reintegrate into society.

Voyage en France - Meudon - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

In part two of his visit to Meudon, Daniel Benchimol takes us to a church famous for the priest who officiated there: the renowned satricial writer Rabelais. Meudon's rich geological history is explained on a panel overlooking the town.

Voyage en France - Meudon - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Daniel Benchimol takes us to Meudon, a small town near Paris. There, you can admire a statue of the famous writer François Rabelais. You can also wander through the Dauphin's Vegetable Garden, created in 1681.

Le Monde - Grève du 5 décembre 2019 : les manifestations massives en images View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

In December 2019, people took to the streets of large cities all over France to protest the pension reform proposed by Prime Minister Édouard Philippe.

Le Monde - Sapin de Noël naturel ou artificiel, lequel est plus écologique ? View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Which is better for the environment: a real Christmas tree or a fake one? Find out in this video.

Le Monde - D’où vient le Père Noël ? View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Where does Santa Claus come from? Santa's history begins in the third century in the city of Myra in Turkey, then to the Netherlands, then finally to America and back to Europe. But where Santa lives still remains a mystery...

Le Monde - Quelle est cette « Montagne d’or » qui fait polémique ? View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France, French Guiana

French Guiana is currently debating a controversial topic: the Montagne d'Or (Gold Mountain), in the heart of the Amazon rainforest. The environmental impact is a major concern, and many people and organizations are opposing the project.

Sophie et Patrice - Les vieux à Paris View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Sophie and Patrice talk about growing old in Paris. They both agree that it's tough for the elderly in Paris and that they would rather spend their golden years somewhere else.

Sandra - Gérante de "Gîte Arbonne"

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

You can get away from it all just an hour away from Paris by visiting Sandra's alternative accommodation in Arbonne-la-Forêt. You can choose between a tree house or a cottage in the heart of the forest and enjoy the wildlife. There's no public lighting, so the animals won't be disturbed.

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