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Amal et Caroline - Moulin Rouge View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Amal and Caroline are in Pigalle in Paris to tell us about the Moulin Rouge, the famous cabaret where French cancan dancers put on a great show. Contrary to what its name might suggest, the Moulin Rouge (literally, "Red Windmill") was never used as a windmill.

Le saviez-vous? - La poésie de Victor Hugo View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Victor Hugo is best known for his novels The Hunchback of Notre-Dame and Les Misérables, but he also wrote numerous poems. In this video, Patricia reads an excerpt from his poem "À l'Arc de Triomphe," in which he pays tribute to the city of Paris.

Amal et Caroline - Quartier du Louvre View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Amal gives Caroline a trick for skipping the long line that inevitably forms in front of the Louvre Museum. Then they decide to have a peaceful breakfast in the Jardin des Tuileries.

Samuel Gassmann - Créateur de boutons de manchette

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Samuel Gassmann is an artisan who makes unconventional cufflinks of all different types: he has one set representing the "totality of time," and another inspired by the Happy Families card game. Be sure to stop by his new store the next time you're in Paris!

Sarah - Maison Victor Hugo View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Sarah presents the Victor Hugo House on the Rue des Vosges in Paris. This prolific writer, playwright, and poet spent time there before being exiled to the Channel Island of Guernsey.

Georges - Breizh Numismat

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Georges collects coins that he sells to other collectors. His customers are especially interested in buying old American dollar coins, some of which even have two holes in them! Coins were more than just a currency—they were once used as buttons, jewelry, and even lucky charms.

François - Livres conseillés

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

François selected three books to show us that are suitable for teens, adults, and French-language learners alike: Monsieur Ibrahim et les fleurs du Coran by Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt, La petite-fille de Monsieur Linh by Philippe Claudel, and Les Demeurées by Jeanne Benameur.

Voyage en France - Mont-Valérien View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Daniel Benchimol takes us to Mont-Valérien, the highest vantage point just outside of Paris, where you will be able to take in a sweeping view of the capital. Mont-Valérien also represents a sad part of history, a site where thousands were executed during World War II. General de Gaulle inaugurated a memorial in 1962 to honor its victims.

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

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Nemours is nicknamed the "Venice of the Gâtinais" (a former French province), and you'll see why in the final part of Daniel's tour of the town. Traversed by many streams and rivers, Nemours is also a great place to go hiking and immerse yourself in a medieval atmosphere.

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

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

In the next part of his tour of Nemours, Daniel shows us the Church of Saint John the Baptist, a medieval church that was destroyed in the 1600s and then rebuilt over the course of the next two centuries. It houses a bell called the Cloche Philippe (Philippe Bell), which has a lengthy history of its own.

Lionel L - La Pyramide du Louvre View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France Parisian

Lionel goes to the Louvre Pyramid, which was commissioned by former President François Mitterrand and designed by the architect I.M. Pei. Located in the Cour Napoléon (Napoleon Courtyard), the pyramid is one of the most famous selfie sites in the world.

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

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

The town of Nemours is linked to the history of the United States in two important ways. Daniel will tell you more about that in this segment of his tour, and he'll also show you a group of charming bridges called the "Ponts des Petits Fossés" (Little Ditch Bridges).

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

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Daniel begins his tour of Nemours with a visit to the twelfth-century castle, which has the rare distinction of standing right in the center of town. Nemours was the hometown of the famous Du Pont family, who immigrated to the United States in the 1800s and created a business empire.

Lea & Lionel L - Bibliothèque François Mitterrand - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

The François Mitterrand Library, part of the Bibliothèque nationale de France (National Library of France), is comprised of four large towers in the shape of open books. Lea notes that most of the library's visitors are specialists in art, science, and architecture rather than students.

Gaëlle - Librairie "Livres in Room"

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Gaëlle and François are the proud owners of a bookstore that houses nineteen thousand books. With the stiff competition of chain stores and the internet, a personal touch is essential. Gaëlle is happy to offer advice and comments on her favorite reads.

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

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Don't miss this rendezvous with Daniel Benchimol in the town of Poissy near Paris. Enjoy a visit to a twelfth-century Romanesque church called the Collégiale de Poissy. You can also visit its priory, which now houses a toy museum to the delight of the little ones.

Lea & Lionel L - Bibliothèque François Mitterrand - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Lea and Lionel take a trip to the thirteenth arrondissement of Paris to visit the new National Library of France, also called the François Mitterrand Library. The library is comprised of four book-shaped towers: the Tower of Time, the Tower of Laws, the Tower of Letters, and the Tower of Numbers.

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

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Daniel Benchimol takes us to the town of Poissy, about twenty kilometers from Paris. The town name is derived from the word poisson (fish) due to its once important fishing industry.

Voyage en France - Montfort-l'Amaury - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Daniel Benchimol continues his tour of the small medieval town of Montfort-l'Amaury, an hour west of Paris. He takes us to an unusual cemetery building that has a human skull in every corner. On a less spooky note, Daniel tells us about famous figures who have lived in Montfort, such as the composer Maurice Ravel and the singer Charles Aznavour.

Voyage en France - Montfort-l'Amaury - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Daniel takes us to another town within easy reach of Paris. Monfort-l'Amaury boasts a huge church called the Église Saint Pierre et Saint Paul with some magnificent stained glass windows. If you are a music lover, you might want to check out Maurice Ravel's house, where he composed many of his great works, including Le Boléro.

Lea - Bercy View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

In this video, Lea takes us to the Parc de Bercy with its large stadium and interesting surroundings. This new renovated neighborhood now offers numerous concerts and cultural events. You might even be able to see Katy Perry there in 2018!

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

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Meet Daniel (still in sweltering Soissons) in front of the "Jardin du Haricot" (Bean Garden), which is not a garden but a confectionery store that sells a local specialty, a delicious jelly-bean-like candy. He also takes us to the old bishop's palace where Napoleon once stayed, then onto an eleventh-century abbey called the Abbaye de Saint-Jean-des-Vignes.

Lionel L - Le "Canard" a 100 ans View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

The Canard Enchaîné (Chained Duck) recently celebrated its 100-year anniversary. The independent satirical newspaper, known for its shocking headlines, survived many controversies and even censorship. It still has an avid fanbase today.

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

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Daniel Benchimol continues to explore the town of Soissons on an exceptionally hot summer day. There's no better time to explore the magnificent twelfth-century cathedral of Soissons to cool off and admire this gothic architectural masterpiece, including the stained glass wall depicting religious scenes.

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