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Lionel L - La Place des Vosges View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France Parisian

Lionel is in the Place des Vosges in Paris on a chilly June day. The square is busier than previous years due to a recent flood along the Seine. Parisians like to go out in the fresh air, bring a picnic, a bottle of wine, or simply work on their laptop in the many parks scattered around the city.

Madame Monsieur - Mercy

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Madame Monsieur sings "Mercy," a song based on the true story of a baby girl who was born on board a Nigerian refugee ship. Her mother went into labor on her way to a refugee camp in Sicily.

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

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.

Le saviez-vous? - La Cigale et la fourmi - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Patricia sheds a new light on the renowned fable by Jean de La Fontaine, "The Cicada and the Ant." Maybe the cicada isn't such a bad character after all....

France 24 - Quels sont les pouvoirs du président de la République ? View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

In this educational video, you will learn about the powers of the French president, which were redefined at the behest of Charles de Gaulle in 1958.

Demain - Trailer

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Cyril Dion, Mélanie Laurent, and their crew set out to discover how people are trying to make the world a better place. They travel to Reunion Island, Finland, Belgium, India, Great Britain, the United States, Switzerland, Sweden, and Iceland for their documentary Demain (Tomorrow).

Lionel L - La réforme du français View Series View This Episode

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 saviez-vous? - Paris, capitale de France View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

In this episode you will learn how Paris officially became the capital in the sixth century under the reign of Clovis. Paris was not built in a day, and in many respects, Paris is still being built today as many significant events, past and present, are still defining the history of the city.

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.

Lionel L - L'art éphémère à Paris View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Lionel shows us some ephemeral art in Paris, including an anamorphic installation on the Louvre Pyramid and a large steel sculpture with a cardboard "cave" inside. Check them out before they're gone!

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.

Zoom sur l'opéra - "Je t'aime, un peu, beaucoup, aveuglément"

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

A theatrical spectacle called "Je t'aime, un peu, beaucoup, aveuglément" revisited the Oedipus myth, incorporating works on the same theme from twentieth-century French playwrights. The event took place in the Château du Grand-Pressigny, and the public was encouraged to wander around the castle as part of the show.

Exposition - Balzac, architecte d'intérieurs

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

At the Balzac Museum in the Château de Saché, exclusive period furniture was brought in to illustrate Honoré de Balzac's famous collection of novel, La Comédie Humaine (The Human Comedy). Balzac was famous for his lengthy, detailed descriptions of interiors in his novels.

Lionel L - Nuit Debout: Août 2016 View Series View This Episode

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 View This Episode

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 View This Episode

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.

Paix et partage - Journée Internationale du yoga

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

A large group of yogis met near the Eiffel Tower to celebrate Paris's International Day of Yoga. For the second year in a row, people gathered in the same spirit of unity to relax, stretch, and bring a little peace to the world.

Le saviez-vous? - Nice pleure View Series View This Episode

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.

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