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France 3 - Les conséquences de la crise du beurre View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Faced with a butter shortage in France, this bakery is among the few that are choosing to wait in hopes that the price of butter will drop. Apparently, customers are too fond of the bakery's delicious pastries to let a price increase deter them. After all, pastries are some of life's essentials in France...

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.

Grand Lille TV - Des animaux pour égayer le quotidien des enfants handicapés View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Meet Françoise, a social worker specializing in animal mediation. She visits children with developmental disabilities and introduces them to her four-legged friends. Health management students Noémie and Clémence work alongside Françoise and enjoy seeing the children flourish.

TV Tours - Apiculture: Des ruches sur le toit d'un supermarché (Vendée) View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

A beekeeper in La Roche-sur-Yon has found the perfect place for his apiary: the rooftop of a supermarket. It's a win-win situation: the store manager helps the beekeeper with his production in return for a steady supply of local honey.

France 24 - Réchauffement climatique : un danger pour le vin français - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

How will climate change affect wine growing in France? Is the French wine reputation at stake? What can be done about it? Find out in this extensive news report.

Lionel L - La réforme du français View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Lionel discusses the French Academy's latest spelling reform, which includes such modifications as removing the i in oignon (onion) and the circumflex in coût (cost). There's been a fair amount of backlash against the reform, though the changes are only recommended, not mandatory.

Le Mans TV - Le Mans: Ouverture d'un nouvel atelier d'artistes View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Meet the various artists in residence at number 39 Saint-Pavin Street in Le Mans. The city-sponsored studio space is a great opportunity for artists to grow in their art and exchange with others.

TV Vendée - Spectacle: Initiation aux arts du cirque View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

At the Micheletty Circus Village, you can discover the joys of the circus by joining in! Both children and adults are invited to learn the circus arts alongside the artists themselves and have a fun family time.

TV Tours - La cathédrale Saint-Louis est ouverte aux musulmans View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

The Bishop of Blois organized an interfaith initiative in the cathedral. Christians and Muslims were invited to share their faith and exchange thoughts in hopes of uniting and promoting peace.

TV8 Mont Blanc - Réchauffement climatique : Les stations sont préoccupées View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Global warming is threatening the ski industry in the French Alps. Many operators have to resort to snow guns to keep the slopes open as snowfall has halved in the last fifty years.

Réfugiés de Calais - L’accueil des migrants en Finistère

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

After the closing of the Calais Jungle, the Massé Trévidy Foundation has stepped in to take care of refugees in the Finistère region. The foundation works with a group of volunteers to provide administrative, social, and medical assistance to the refugees.

Festival du cinéma chinois - Coup d'envoi à Richelieu

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

The town of Richelieu, named for the famous cardinal, organized a Chinese film festival. Already twinned with the Chinese town of Wuzhen, the town took an opportunity to celebrate both classic and newly released films from that country. The famous French director Claude Lelouch was the "godfather" of this initiative.

Lionel L - Les Jeux olympiques de Rio View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

While the Rio Olympic Games were taking place, the Paris Mayor's Office installed a beach volleyball court complete with real sand in front of the city hall building. Parisians relished the opportunity to practice a sport that is not readily available in the heart of the city.

Lionel L - Nuit Debout: Août 2016 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Lionel gives us the latest updates on France's Nuit Debout protest movement. Though the movement is no longer centered around Paris's Place de la République, it's still gaining traction online.

Lionel L - Les élections présidentielles françaises View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Lionel shares his opinions on French President François Hollande's first term and on the upcoming presidential elections in 2017. He predicts a "new triangle" of presidential candidates: Hollande, Marine Le Pen, and Nicolas Sarkozy.

Le saviez-vous? - Nice rit View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

In the wake of the recent tragedy on the Promenade des Anglais, Nice remains a beautiful and diverse city. In this video, Patricia talks about what makes the city such a great place to live and visit.

Le saviez-vous? - Nice pleure View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

A terrible tragedy struck Nice on what should have been a celebration of Bastille Day, France's national holiday. A driver crashed his truck into a crowd of people who came to watch the fireworks on the famous Promenade des Anglais. The city is in mourning, but the people of Nice are determined not to be defeated by this tragedy.

Lionel L - La Seine sort de son lit View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Lionel tells us about the Seine's recent flooding, caused by severe weather conditions in Paris and surrounding areas. A statue of a French soldier below the Pont de l'Alma acts as an indicator of the river's water level.

Lionel L - Le 49-3 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Lionel discusses the French government's recent decision to invoke Article 49-3 of the Constitution in order to push through a controversial labor bill without a parliamentary vote. He also gives a brief description of the differences between the two houses of the French Parliament, the Senate and the National Assembly.

Lionel L - Nuit Debout - Journée internationale - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Lionel L introduces a new social phenomenon called "Nuit Debout" ("Up All Night" or "Rise Up Night"). It's a protest movement born from a general discontent regarding politics, labor laws, and other issues. At 6 p.m. every day, people take to the streets of Paris to discuss ideas and air their grievances. The movement is gathering momentum in other cities and countries as well.

Lionel L - Le Canard enchaîné View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

According to Lionel, we hear far too much about Charlie Hebdo and not enough about Le Canard Enchaîné, which is about to celebrate its centenary in 2016. This quality satirical newspaper is in a similar vein to Charlie Hebdo. Both papers even shared the same cartoonist, Cabu, who sadly did not survive the January attack on Charlie Hebdo. Le Canard Enchaîné was no stranger to extremist threats either.

LCM - Le champagne parfait pour Nouvel An! View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

There's no better time to break out the bubbly than to celebrate the New Year. In this video, you will learn all about champagne, including how bubbles occur in a glass.

TV Vendée - Le sapin de Noël décoré par les enfants View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

La Roche-sur-Yon, a friendly town near Brittany, is abuzz with Christmas activities. Local children are busy decorating the town Christmas tree with their own personalized ornaments. Santa is there, of course, taking toy orders. The mayor is also involved and has the town hall organizing ten days of festivities.

Télévision Bretagne Ouest - Tout ce qu'il faut savoir sur le sapin View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

This nursery offers various species of Christmas trees to suit every taste and every budget. The traditional spruce tree of many French people's childhoods is still going strong, but the Nordmann fir has gained popularity. Species of trees with a bluish tinge or a nice pine tree fragrance are also available.

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