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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.

Le Monde - L’astrologie fonctionne-t-elle ? View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

This video from Le Monde explores the popular and scientific views of astrology. After a brief description of how birth charts are created, the video asks whether astrology "works" at all.

Yseult - Noir View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

In her 2019 hit "Noir," Yseult sings about everything in her life being black, in multiple senses of the word. Check out her other videos on Yabla here.

Gilles de 'Paname Workshop' - Créateur d'objets de décoration

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Gilles Martineau is a craftsman who makes beautiful objects out of concrete. Using 3D software, he first designs a mold that he prints himself with a 3D printer. Then he pours concrete into the mold to create his art.

Aldebert - La vie c'est quoi ?

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

This very emotional song by Aldebert is a conversation between a dad and his daughter. You might want to grab some tissues for this one!

Karen - Les huiles essentielles

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Karen is passionate about essential oils In this video she talks about some of her favorite ones and their therapeutic properties.

Voyage en France - Nogent-sur-Marne - Part 4 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

This video on Nogent-sur-Marne focuses on the town's beautiful architectural heritage, from the Royal Palace Cinema, to the art nouveau houses, to the Coignard mansion and its gardens. Daniel concludes with a discussion of the song that made Nogent famous, "Le petit vin blanc" (The Little White Wine).

Maison Légeron - Boutique de fleurs artificielles

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Bruno Légeron tells us about his family business of making artificial flowers and feathers for fashion houses and the movie industry. The Maison Légeron dates all the way back to 1727.

Voyage en France - Nogent-sur-Marne - Part 3 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Along the banks of the Marne, Daniel gives us some more insight into the town of Nogent-sur-Marne, including a few real estate tips and a brief biography of Jean Sablon, a famous crooner of French chansons who was born in the town.

Lionel - Liverdun le Haut View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

We continue our walk around the little town of Liverdun, perched on a rock spur near the Moselle river. Françoise tells us about its collegiate church and the legend of Saint Euchaire.

Voyage en France - Nogent-sur-Marne - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

In addition to housing the second largest port in the Paris region, Nogent-sur-Marne also includes a promenade dedicated to the "accordion queen" Yvette Horner and a square named after the famous Corsican singer Tino Rossi. The latter is located on the Marne River's "Île de Beauté" (Island of Beauty), which is also a nickname for Corsica.

Adrien - Le métro parisien View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Adrien will tell you everything about the Paris metro, which opened its doors in nineteen hundred for the World's Fair. It carries an impressive five million passengers per day and is one of the busiest underground systems in the world.

Voyage en France - Nogent-sur-Marne - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Nogent-sur-Marne is a charming town that has been the home of many celebrities, including the scientist Marie Curie and the singer Charles Trenet. Daniel shows us some of the town's beautiful landmarks, including the Baltard Pavilion and the Passerelle des Arts.

Lionel - L'Office de tourisme de Liverdun View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Lionel is in Liverdun, a small town in the Lorraine region that dates at least to Roman times. Burial grounds called tumuli have been discovered in the area around the Moselle river, which loops around the town.

Lionel - L'église de Liverdun - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

We continue our visit to Liverdun with Françoise and Lionel who will show you inside the collegiate church of Liverdun. It once housed the relics of Saint Euchaire, which were looted during the Revolution. Now all that remains is the statue of the saint with his head... in his hands!

Le saviez-vous? - Gérard raconte son endroit préféré à Antibes View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Gérard tells us about the city of Antibes where he was raised. He also sings a song about Jacques Audiberti, the renowned playwright, novelist, and poet, who was born in the city.

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