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Vauréal - Coryn Wolk, Vitraux View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Coryn Wolk makes exquisite creations out of stained glass. She uses several techniques, such as the lead and Tiffany methods, as well as oven fusion.

Vauréal - Véronique Schneider View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Véronique Schneider is a milliner, or hatmaker, who worked for the Comédie-Française in Paris and then moved to the Cour des Arts in Vauréal to make custom hats that anyone can wear.

RTI - Côte d'Ivoire : La fête de Noël célébrée en famille

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Côte d'Ivoire

In Ivory Coast, Noël Hala and his family have two occasions to celebrate on December 25: Christmas Day and his birthday!

d'Art d'Art - "L'asperge" - Manet View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

With The Asparagus, Manet introduced a modern approach to still life by painting a single stalk of asparagus on a table instead of a whole bunch. The painting was also a bit of a joke gift for a patron who'd overpaid for a previous "bunch."

France 24 - Les Champs-Élysées s'illuminent pour Noël en plein confinement View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

The Champs-Élysées will still take on a festive air despite the quarantine and lack of crowds. Many lovers of the city of Paris were able to attend the virtual lighting ceremony online from anywhere in the world.

Amal et Caroline - Centre Georges Pompidou View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Caroline and Amal are in front of the Centre Georges Pompidou, a contemporary art museum built by, you guessed it, President Georges Pompidou! Its unusual architectural design created some controversy initially, but it has since become a very popular spot in Paris.

d'Art d'Art - "Sculpture en bas-relief d'un saumon" View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

In this video you will discover what happened to the oldest known representation of a fish in the world. Although carved straight out of a rock, it wasn't entirely safe from unscrupulous hands.

Lionel et Hamid - Le Parc de la Villette View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Lionel and Hamid are in the Parc de la Villette in the northeast of Paris. The area has changed a lot and now boasts an IMAX theater, vast green spaces, game areas for children, and much more.

Lionel - Les animaux - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Lionel shows us some of the fowl at the animal park, including the storks, which are the symbol of Alsace.

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

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Daniel shows us some more treasures from the Sceaux domain, including the orangery and the rose garden, as well as the beautiful Dawn Pavilion. The estate also includes something that is fairly rare in France: a dog park!

d'Art d'Art - "Impression, soleil levant" - Monet View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

The Impressionist movement owes its name to Claude Monet's Impression, Sunrise. But the term "impressionist" was originally a slur, coined by a journalist criticizing the movement.

Lionel - Les animaux - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Lionel visits an animal park and teaches us the names of the male, female, and young of each animal he encounters. Did you know there's a word for "female duck" in French?

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

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Sceaux is full of many historical treasures, including a castle and an orangery, as well as an esplanade that became famous more recently as the site of a historic concert by Madonna in 1987. Watch the video to find out which French president was there (and the legend attached to his attendance!).

Keen'V - Tahiti

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

In this song, Keen'V dreams of fleeing to Tahiti, where he'll "live his best life." If only he weren't in COVID lockdown!

Le Monde - Nouvelle-Calédonie : la dernière colonie française - Part 3 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France, New Caledonia

New Caledonia is still part of France and has not gained its independence despite lenghthy negotiations between loyalists and separatists. Now that the Kanak population is a minority, independence seems unlikely. For more info on New Caledonia, check out these links: https://bit.ly/3cnZgzs, https://bit.ly/2EWfOBG, https://bit.ly/2SyqOrw.

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

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

In addition to its historic castle, the town of Sceaux is also home to a group of vegetated islets that provide passersby with a place to rest and wild birds with a place to nest. The castle grounds also include an orangery and numerous pavilions to explore.

Le Monde - Nouvelle-Calédonie : la dernière colonie française - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France, New Caledonia

In 1988, New Caledonia was on the verge of a civil war as the native population, the Kanaks, rebelled against economic injustice and demanded their independence. A violent incident on the island of Ouvéa prompted the French government to intervene and even bring in a SWAT team. More violence ensued as negotiations failed.

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

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Daniel shows us two historic landmarks in the town of Sceaux: the Saint John the Baptist Church, which contains many valuable artifacts, and the Félibres Garden, which is named after the Félibrige literary movement. He starts out his tour at a former railway station that is now the town's market hall.

d'Art d'Art - "Honoré de Balzac" - Rodin View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

There is an interesting story behind the statue of Balzac by the famous sculptor Rodin. He wasn't afraid to shock his audience. Find out why his decision to represent Balzac's genius caused quite a scandal.

Le Monde - Nouvelle-Calédonie : la dernière colonie française - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France, New Caledonia

In New Caledonia, the last French colony, two societies continue to coexist: the descendants of the white colonists known as "Caldoches," and the native Kanaks, whose numbers were decimated by the colonists beginning in 1853.

Lionel - La Place de la Fontaine de Liverdun - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

We continue our visit to Liverdun with Lionel. The town features a lot of houses with gerbières, or hayloft windows, through which people would hoist sheaves of wheat.

Le saviez-vous? - Gérard raconte les événements fondateurs d'Antibes View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Gérard tells us about the history of Antibes, from the time of Julius Caesar to the construction of the city walls and the Fort Carré.

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.

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